Mold Removal From Wooden Furniture

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Mold Removal From Wooden Furniture

People who own nice furniture or collect antiques, cherish these items and hope to keep them in good condition. Furniture is often made from wood, which is one of the food sources that mold loves to grown on. Here are some tips on how to keep your antique wooden furniture and other valuable furniture mold free.

Cleaning Your Furniture
One of the best ways to prevent mold from growing on your furniture is by cleaning and polishing it on a regular basis. The safest thing to do is to regularly wax your furniture with a quality product. The waxing aids in preventing dust buildup and moisture as well, which is crucial in preventing mold growth.
Mold Removal from Furniture
If mold growth does end up growing on your furniture, there is a solution to remove it. We recommend using 1 cup of 20 mule team borax (which can be found in the detergent aisle) with 1 gallon of hot water. Mix this solution together and carefully scrub the mold off of the item. After that is complete, do NOT rinse off the surface and place it in the sun to dry.
Maintain Your Furniture
When purchasing your furniture, always make sure to go for a quality wood and nicer materials. This will not necessarily prevent mold growth, but will assist in not having other issues with the furniture. Seeing as you are buying a quality product, you want to make sure you keep it in good condition, by cleaning and protecting it. If mold growth occurs on larger areas inside of your home, make sure to contact a licensed mold remediation professional. Call Comprehensive Mold Management at 585-235-6182 to schedule a mold estimate.