If your furniture gets wet, it can easily develop mold, and sadly, you may not be able to remove it. Whether or not the mold can be removed will depend on a number of factors, such as the amount of mold and the type of furniture. Unfortunately, you may just need to throw the furniture away. Although, in some cases, you might be able to save it. In this article, we will explain when you may be able to remove the mold from your furniture and how.
The reason mold cannot be removed in many cases is that furniture is often made from porous materials, including wood or different types of fabrics. The porous nature of these materials allows mold to enter even when the openings in the material are too small to see. Once the mold gets into the furniture, it may be impossible to get rid of all of it.
It may even look like you’ve removed all of the mold. But, it can easily return. Additionally, you may find the musty smell that comes with mold may never go away.
Removing Mold From Metal or Glass Furniture
It tends to be easier to remove mold from metal or glass furniture. However, typically the furniture will not be entirely made of metal or glass. So, you may need to use different cleaning methods on the different parts.
Removing the mold from the glass or metal parts of the table is not hard. You can just clean it with an antibacterial cleanser. It is best to avoid bleach if your table has any metal parts, as it could cause damage. Whatever cleaner you do choose to use, just make sure to follow the directions provided by the manufacturer for the product and follow any safety precautions as well.
Removing Mold From Wooden Furniture
If you have wooden furniture or furniture with some wooden parts and you find mold on it, you can try cleaning it. But if it comes back, the mold has probably gone below the surface. If this happens, you may need to sand the surface layer of the furniture and refinish it in order to save it. This may be worth a try for furniture that is expensive or has sentimental value. But, if this is not the case, it would be easier to get rid of it and buy new furniture.
Handling Mold on Fabrics
If your furniture has fabric surfaces, such as on couches, chairs, or beds, you will likely need to dispose of the furniture. It is very unlikely that you will be able to entirely remove the mold. So, it would likely return. However, you could contact a mold remediation specialist for help. These professionals can sometimes save items that would otherwise be lost.
If you have a mold problem with your furniture, contact RestorePro. Restore Pro has decades of experience helping homes and businesses with quick and effective mold remediation. Call us at 1-800-847-0114 and connect with us on Facebook.