How to Clean Mold on Log Cabins

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Do you happen to be looking for a log cabin or log house to call your own? Depending on the age and state of the log cabin, you may need to learn how to clean mold on log cabins. There may be real log cabins for sale in your area, or in an area that you might consider buying in, but it's important to address issues with a home or cabin immediately instead of just taking it at face value. Log Home Restorations is an excellent website offering information on how to spruce up an older log cabin as well as this great advice on how to remove mold from wood cabins. Mold not only looks bad on homes, but it also decreases the value and can also be uninhabitable until the mold is cleaned up. The dangers of mold in your home can be extreme, especially if it's black mold. Black mold contains airborne toxins that can be deadly to humans when exposed to them for long enough. People who have found themselves exposed to black mold for long periods of time may experience dizziness, confusion, breathing problems, asthma, infections and even digestive issues. So it's important to learn how to remove mold from a home that has it and to find out how to keep it away.

How do logs get mold on them in the first place? Extreme rain and heavy snow splashing up on the logs and sitting on the logs for a duration of time is what allows the log to achieve the perfect moistness to grow mold. Mold needs a very damp and dark environment to grow in, so you can imagine that this is why you might see more mold growing in corners or joints between joining logs. If left to grow out of control, the mold will lead to rotten and decaying logs which will compromise the whole home.

When looking at real log cabins for sale, you will want to be on the lookout for mold while you look at the houses or wood cabins. Look at the logs and notice the overall health of the logs. If a log house or log cabin was properly taken care of, the logs will still probably have a beautiful, natural wooden glow. When you are looking at dull, graying logs, with patches of darkness on them, you will probably want to have a closer look and inspect them thoroughly. You can even touch the logs on the log cabin or log house and see if they feel damp. Damp logs already show that there is too much moisture, as logs should be kept extremely dry.

Many people may think that using bleach on logs will kill the mold, but it also may not interact very well with the finish on the wood cabins. Log Home Restorations recommends using a borate treatment which will rid the log of mold. It's also a great idea to bring along a professional log home inspector or restoring expert when you are looking at real log cabins for sale so that you have a professional opinion about the state of the wood cabins you're looking at.

Sometimes if the mold is too far gone, the logs need to be replaced completely, and if too many of them are rotten, the whole house may be irreparable. You can also call a restorer like Log Home Restorations to come out and do the work for you. Having a professional tackle larger mold issues on wood cabins may be the best choice so you can be confident that your home is in the best condition it can be. Also, keeping up on the maintenance of your log house or cabin will prevent any other problems from occurring.***

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