A serious mold infestation is detrimental to both the structural integrity of your home and your health. Signs of mold growth is identified by the appearance of green, brown, orange or black spots speckled throughout your walls and ceilings. Less noticeable places in which a growth of mold occurs is within cracked and peeling paint. All it takes is an inch of mold left unchecked for your house and health to be compromised. Subsequently, it’s immensely important that upon spotting the signatures of mold to act fast in creating a clean-up plan. This article will provide a simple at home guide on how to remove mold from your walls or ceilings. If your mould problem persists, it’s best to enlist professional and experienced mold removalists to ensure the safety of your health and investment property.
Important Safety Measures
Since bleach a harsh chemical but the best readily-available product to kill mold, a few safety measures must be headed. In order to protect yourself from bleach burns, ensure that you have well-fitted gloves. Wearing a scarf over your face or a mask will also prevent the fumes from burning your nasal passages. Goggles or glasses are also essential when working with ceilings or similar structures to avoid loss of vision. Pro Tip: Bleach will burn holes through clothes upon extended contact, so be sure to wear something you aren’t afraid of ruining. It is also important to not use any other cleaning products on the wall for a 24 hour period before and after applying the bleach mixture as it can lead to the emanation of deadly vapours.
How to remove mold from painted walls
Mix ¼ cup of bleach with 2 cups of warm water into a spray bottle. Open the windows to promote ventilation and spray the mixture liberally onto painted walls. Scrub thoroughly with a brush or sponge and then wipe clean with a dampened cloth. If residue mold remains, spray mixture liberally once more and let it soak for 15 minutes before scrubbing again. Once all the fungus on walls has been removed, wipe clean with a dry cloth and direct a fan at the cleaned area for rapid drying.
How to Remove Mold off Bathroom Ceiling
Removing mold off ceilings can be dangerous if not handled safely. After putting on your gloves, glasses and mask, open up all windows to encourage adequate ventilation. Then mix one part bleach with ten parts water into a bucket. Dip your sponge into the solution and squeeze out any excess, then climb up the ladder and begin working on the ceiling. Remain patient and work away at the mold diligently, wiping away at it until there are no residual spots; rushing the process can lead to burns, a regrowth of mold in the future and potentially a damaged ceiling. Pro Tip: For hard to reach places or intricate crevices, use an old toothbrush. As soon as your ceiling is clean, soak up the moist ceiling with a dry cloth.
No one enjoys the sight of mold or the musty smell it brings with it. Try these at home remedies when you spot a speckle of mold on your walls or ceilings. However, if your mold infestation seems unmanageable, be sure to call in professionals like the experienced team at HVAC Engineering to help you out on Mold Removal in Singapore. If you’ve tried these at home remedies and your mold problem still persists, give us a call at 6950 6243 and we’ll create the best plan for you. Enlisting professional help will circumvent future costs and unburden your mind.
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