5 Tips For Removing Mold From Drywall in St. Louis, MO
When there’s mold present in your living space, your life is in danger whether you realize that it is there or not.
Naturally, the sooner you find out about it, the better, so it is good to inspect your home on a regular basis to make sure that there is nothing there about which you should be concerned.
As mold is a significant cause of respiratory disorders, if you find it, you should take care of it before it, like a baobab tree, spirals absolutely out of control, and you need to remove parts of the wall to get rid of the problem.
With that being the case, let’s now look at five tips for removing mold from drywall in St. Louis, MO.
1. Consider A Mold Fogger
Did you know that only ten percent of mold is actually visible — meaning the rest of it is not at all visible?
The presence of mold can cause symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, skin irritation, nasal stuffiness, and more.
A mold control fogger fills a room with a fine mist that coats everything in the area and immediately will kill mold on any and all surfaces.
A mold control fogger is good not just for removing mold from drywall but also under your house, garages, bathrooms, and even rooms that have a good amount of furniture.
2. Choose Your Cleaning Agent
It’s good to pick an appropriate cleaning agent to use to battle the mold on your drywall.
Vinegar, for example, can be mixed with equal parts water and is good for fighting mold even in the presence of your children and pets.
More mild yet still effective is a baking soda solution made with five parts water to one part baking soda.
Much more harsh but quite strong is bleach — one part bleach, three parts water.
If you choose to go that route, you will want to make sure that you are careful who is there when you are cleaning — certainly get the kids and pets out of the house before you clean!
3. Mix Your Solution And Ventilate Your Room
The next thing you will want to do is to pour the mixed solution that you have made and pour it into a bottle with a spray attachment or nozzle, mixing it well as you do so — it’s good for the mixture to be distributed in the bottle.
Depending on what kind of solution you use, you will have to have good ventilation for the room in which you are cleaning.
4. Make Sure Your Surfaces Are Protected
The solutions you will be using to remove the mold from your drywall could possibly damage things in your home if spilled on them, unprotected.
It’s essential that you remove the furniture from the room before cleaning — it would not be good to get the couch covered in solution, for example.
Do yourself a favor and cover the floor with a quality drop cloth, perhaps of plastic so that it does not get damaged by the cleaning solution.
5. Scrub Well With A Cleaning Brush
After you spray the solution on the mold, having shaken the bottle prior to shaking, you will want to cover the mold just enough that you don’t see any solution trickle down the wall.
You then will want to scrub the wall well with some kind of cleaning brush or even a dish sponge, just enough that you don’t see any mold but certainly not to the extent that you possibly damage the wall.
This would then be the time to dry the wall using a strong fan.
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