How to Fog Your House for Mold

Save

Eradicating a mold infestation from a large area of your home, such as your basement or garage, can be a real challenge if you're scrubbing on your hands and knees. An easier solution is to fog your house for mold. This process is completed by using a mold fogging product similar to foggers designed for insect infestations. Take some cautions, however, when using mold fogging products.

Things You'll Need

  • Mold fogging product
  • Fans
  • Dehumidifier
  • Plastic sheets
  • Tape
  • Chalk
  • P100 respirator
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Purchase a mold fogging product that is registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Make sure it's safe for use indoors.

  • Thoroughly dry the area with mold infestation. Operate multiple fans and a dehumidifier when necessary to eliminate all moisture.

  • Tape up large plastic sheets to isolate the area from any other areas of your home.

  • Draw chalk lines on the floor in areas measuring 15-by-15 feet, the area that can be fogged at one time.

  • Put on goggles, gloves and a P100 respirator that includes an organic vapor cartridge.

  • Follow all instructions for loading the fungicide into the fogger. Place it in the center of one of your 15-foot square areas. Turn on the fogger.

  • Allow it to operate for 30 to 45 minutes. Leave the area while the fogger runs.

  • Turn off the fogger, move it to the next area and operate for another 30 to 45 minutes. Continue this process until the mold fogging product is distributed in every marked-off area.

  • Let the area ventilate fully before you reinhabit it.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • How to Fog a Home for Insects

    Flies, fleas, roaches, hornets and wasps are all potential problems home invaders. One solution is to fog your home or a section...

  • How to Prepare Before Using Roach Aerosol Bombs

    How to prepare your home prior to using a roach bomb by removing pets, covering food and food preparation areas, and disabling...

  • How to Check For Mold in House

    Checking for mold in your house is part of smart household maintenance. Mold grows in damp, dark areas and can cause serious...

  • How to Kill Mold Under the House

    Mold is toxic. It can grow virtually anywhere that is warm and moist. To reduce or eliminate health problems stemming from a...

  • How to Treat Black Mold Under House

    If your house is on low stilts or has a crawlspace, the underside is prone to mold, including toxic black mold. These...

  • How to Remove Mold From an Air Handler

    An air handler is a device that circulates either heated or cooled air throughout a building for the purposes of climate control....

  • How to Get a House Tested for Mold

    If you suspect that your home might have quantities of mold in some hidden area, such as inside the walls, along the...

  • How to Rent a Mold Fogger

    A home full of mold is more than just unappealing to your sense of smell --- it can also lead to physical...

  • Treatments for Air Duct Mold

    Mold has become a great concern in home environments, as more cases are being reported by residents of structures that reveal previously...

  • Foggers for Mold Treatment

    Owning a home comes with much responsibility, which includes maintenance to prevent major problems from occurring. However, when problems go unnoticed or...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!