This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool


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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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How To Remove Mildew Smells After Water Damage

After water damage has occurred within your home, the likelihood of mold and mildew developing skyrockets. While this smell is unpleasant, it also carries a number of health concerns with it. Mildew can cause or aggravate a number of respiratory diseases, such as asthma. Thankfully, reducing the mildew smell within your home, and removing and preventing mildew growth, is a fairly simple process that only requires some simple tools.

Cleaning

Removing mildew from the water-damaged areas is the first and most important thing that you should do. Throw out any items that have mold and mildew growth on them. For tiles, flooring, and other objects that cannot be easily removed, use a solution of one-part bleach with three-parts warm water on the affected area. Keep a window open to ventilate the area and wear gloves and safety glasses to protect yourself. The bleach and water mixture will kill any mold and mildew, and will sanitize the area, preventing future growth.

Ventilation

Even when you are not cleaning, it is essential to ventilate the area where mold and mildew has grown. Flowing fresh air inhibits the growth of mold and mildew, as it helps remove moisture from the air. Additionally, getting a breeze through a mildew-affected area can help remove the smell-- or at least reduce its intensity.

Dehumidifier

Installing a portable dehumidifier in the water-damaged area can help remove excess water from the air and surfaces in the room, which makes the room much less hospitable to mold and mildew growth. Furthermore, by filtering through the air in the room, a dehumidifier will gradually remove the smell and any spores in the air. Turning the dehumidifier up to its maximum can provide results very quickly – just remember to empty the water receptacle constantly to keep the dehumidifier working at peak efficiency.

Absorbers

Air filters and air purifiers can help reduce the smell of mold and mildew in a room, but tend to be expensive, which means that they aren't the ideal option for most homeowners, especially when dealing with water damage repairs. In a pinch, a few homemade absorbers can help reduce the smell in the room. Cat litter and baking soda work very well at absorbing the smell of mold and mildew, because they both absorb the water in the air. Simply pour cat litter or baking soda into a container, and leave it uncovered for an extended period of time in the room. For more information or assistance, contact a company like Complete Restoration Services.