If you have spotted signs of mold in your space, it’s time to act quickly. In this blog, we have discussed how to get rid of mold from walls with some simple and effective tips. However, you must take all the precautionary acts or consider hiring professional mold repair services in case of severe mold growth.
How To Get Rid Of Mold From Walls?
- Rubber gloves
- Two sponges
- Scrubbing brushes
- Commercial cleaners
- Protecting mask
- Safety glasses
Know Your Mold
Mold grows where moisture is present as well as when it is not allowed to be exposed to fresh air. This is the main reason for the growth of mold. It is generally seen on ceilings, floors, walls, basements (where it is not exposed to sun and fresh air), and many other places. Molds of various types are commonly encountered. They are
- Green mold
- Black mold
- Blue mold
- White mold
Before You Start
Wear safety glasses, gloves, and a protective mask so that you remain protected during the cleaning process.
⇒ Analyze The Damage On Dry, Coated, Or Painted Walls
Walls can be harmed by mold if water is penetrating inside them. Examine the damage that is caused to walls. If the mold is on dry walls and if it is covering a large area with black, green, and blue patches and is peeling off and falling apart, then it is high time to replace them.
If the strength of the wall is strong enough and its structure is stable, then clean the mold on the wall using a cleaner and scrub a little bit to remove it effectively and gently.
⇒ Safeguard The Surroundings Before Starting The Cleaning Process
You must be using bleach and mold cleaners, which contain chemicals, to remove the mold effectively. In that case, you need to cover your surroundings, which are not affected by mold, like your flooring with poly sheets. The chemicals in the cleaners can severely damage them if you do not take proper precautions.
⇒ Apply the Cleaner
Make a solution by mixing one part of bleach and three parts of water equal to the size of the mold. Apply the mixture to a sponge. You can also apply commercial cleaning products to remove them. Start scrubbing the area gently to remove the mold from that particular area.
⇒ Dry and Hide Stains
After you complete the cleaning process, now it is time to cover up the stains of mold because it might be possible that the mold is removed but the stain is left. In that case, you can apply primer and then paint the wall. And boom, your wall is restored again.
⇒ If The Damage Is To The Concrete Walls
If you find black or white patches, then it is affected by white mold or black mold. This type of mold is usually found in the basement or on concrete walls. It may be possible that other nearby items are also affected by them. Like carpets or cardboard, remove them and dump them if possible.
↳ Start Scrubbing
Start scrubbing the affected areas with commercial products or bleach. Bleach is considered to be the best cleaning agent. You can apply it by mixing three parts water with one part bleach. Keep the amount of mixed solution equal to the size of the mold. Scrub it hard on the wall with a scrubbing brush until it is completely removed from the wall. Let the mixture sit for some time.
↳ Dry Them
You can dry that particular spot with a towel. While arranging the stuff, don’t put any items with mold on them.
⇒ Signs That Show You Need Mold Remediation
Many homeowners have no idea about mold remediation and have no idea if they show any signs. Here are some warning signs to look for before hiring mold remediation services.
- Water Damage
- Mold Smell and Odor
- Dark Spots
These tips can help you prevent a major mold attack in your home. If not applicable, you can also call professionals to provide some kind of assistance.
Molds are found on surfaces with excessive moisture or dampness. By following the above-mentioned tips, you can effectively remove mold from the walls. However, sometimes it is not possible to remove molds by yourself, and then you must hire professional mold repair services to protect your family from hazardous health effects. They are well-trained and aim to provide the best services in the area. Call them for a free quote.