Exposure to mold spores can cause allergies and other respiratory illnesses, so the sooner you deal with mold growth, the better. Now, mold on drywall is difficult to remove but at the same time, if you don’t act fast, repairing the damage caused by the mold to the drywall will put surely empty your wallet!
Here are some ways you can zap out early signs of mold growth but it’s important to seek help from businesses offering mold remediation services to get rid of it for once and for all.
Here are some DIY methods to kill mold on drywall:
Remove the parts which have mold stains on them
Don’t forget to put on protective gear such as masks and gloves before doing this as contact with mold and its spores can be harmful to your health. Carefully mark the areas that have mold growth with a pencil. Draw a box around the stains and then with a utility knife, cut out the marked areas.
It should be at least two wooden beams deep because mold does slowly get inside the walls. After getting rid of the drywall pieces which have mold on them, you can then replace those sections. Don’t forget to vacuum the area as well as the entire room with a vacuum cleaner equipped with HEPA filters.
However, this method of mold removal can damage your walls and might also take up a lot of your time. So, we recommend that you call local mold removal services instead.
Homemade cleaning agents
You can mix water and household detergent to create a soapy solution. After that, use a soft bristle brush and dip it into the solution. Then brush your troubles away!
You can also add 5 parts water to 1 part baking soda and use the solution to remove mold. But if the stains are stubborn, add 1 part bleach to 5 parts water instead. Put it in a spray bottle and don’t forget to wear a mask as its fumes can be dangerous when inhaled. Spray the solution on the mold and then start scrubbing with a dish sponge.
No matter whatever method you try, don’t forget to wear protective gear so that you’re out of harm’s way. Also, open up the doors and windows when you start attacking the mold as the spores can linger around in the room. After your work is done, clean the room thoroughly so that it does not come back in the future!