If you happen to live in areas with high moisture and humidity, you might be so exhausted to face the mold problems. They can cover the wall inside your home which turns it into an ugly mess and even harm you.
Once you spot the mold that starts growing on the walls, you need to get rid of them immediately or they can take over your home in no time. You might need to replace the entire wall if the mold gets penetrated.
In this article, we share with you a simple tutorial on how to clean mold on walls that you can follow easily.
How to Clean Mold on Walls
Prepare these supplies
- Bleach or mold remover
- Plastic container
- Heavy-duty sponge
- Soft-bristled brush or toothbrush
- Plastic drop cloths
- Rubber gloves
- Eye goggles
Follow these steps:
Check the damage
This DIY tutorial is only applicable for the wall which is only covered by mold. In other words, the structure of the wall is still structurally fine, but it just looks dirty due to the mold covering.
However, if the wall is covered with black splotches and bowed out, you will need to replace it instead of just cleaning it. For this condition, it would be best for you to hire professionals since the mold might be harmful to you and some advanced tools are needed.
Protect the surrounding
Before we clean the wall, you will need to protect the area that might be get harmed by the spills of the bleach or mold-killing chemicals. The flooring, nearby pieces of furniture and window are mostly the area that you need to cover.
Use the plastic drop cloths and secure them with the painter’s tape so they can stay in place for hours. You can also use an old rag to catch some spills before they get onto the flooring.
Remove the mold
Prepare the bowl or plastic container then mix one part of the bleach with three parts of water. Wear your rubber gloves and avoid touching the mixture with your bare hands since it may harm your skin. Alternatively, you can also use commercial mold cleaner that you can find in local stores.
If the mold doesn’t cover the wall that bad, you can use a sponge or rag to get rid of them, and you might want to use a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush to scrub the mold which is harder to remove. Wear your eye goggles if necessary to protect your eyes from splashes.
Prevent them from coming back
Mold is a very common problem that is almost impossible to avoid. The best thing to prevent them from keeping coming is that you need to reduce the humidity inside your home by ensuring the air circulates well.
In addition to the proper number of windows, you can turn on the air conditioners and consider investing in a dehumidifier. They will do a very good job to reduce moisture and prevent the mold from coming back.