Licensed, Bonded & Insured AZ ROC #256351
24/7 Emergency Restoration Services

Get Rid of Mold on Walls

mold elimination in homes

Eliminate Mold on Your Walls

Mold on walls should not be a cause of panic. Indeed, mold can be a health threat and a structural hazard. As long as you know how to remove mold from walls, you’ll be all right.

Mold-infested walls are usually easy to treat. If the infested wall is non-porous, you can easily remove the mold with a wet cloth and a mold-killing solution. If it is porous, however, it is likely that you will have to cut away the mold-infested area.

Signs of Mold on Walls

Tell-tale signs that indicate moisture and possible mold growth on walls include bulging, peeling, and cracked paint. It might also accompany a musty smell and even discoloration. If you discover small mold spots on walls, there might be a larger mold colony on the other side.

Why Walls are Prone to Mold

Mold grows in places where humidity levels are high, condensation takes place, and water leaks occur. Since all three scenarios frequently occur inside walls, people rarely notice them. Thus, mold proliferates.

They commonly grow out of sight, typically in wall cavities as these spaces have pockets of humid air. Wallpaper is also a usual place for mold to grow. This is because wallpaper glue usually have organic debris that mold loves to munch on.

How to Remove Mold from Painted Walls

Going all-natural is a good way to start. If a mild, natural method does not do the trick, then move on to a stronger approach. To begin, use a mold-killing agent that combines borax, vinegar, and water.

Let the solution sit on the surface for ten minutes before wiping it off. Wait a couple of days. If the mold returns, use a water and bleach solution.

Keep in mind that bleach can irritate the eyes, skin and even the lungs when inhaled. If its use is not necessary, just avoid it.

Whatever method you use, though, make sure you wear rubber gloves to prevent coming in contact with mold. While working, ensure the area has proper ventilation to avoid inhaling mold spores.

How to Remove Mold from Drywall and Ceiling

You most probably need to cut away the portion of the drywall that has mold all over it. Materials such as drywall and popcorn ceilings lack sealing. So when mold grows, it threads into the structure of the material.

You may try to remove it with a mold-killing solution. If the nasty fungi reappears, you will need to replace the infested drywall. Meanwhile, if you’re not ready to say good-bye to your ceiling, contact a mold removal expert to treat the area.

Prevention is the Key

Now that you’ve remedied the situation, make sure it doesn’t happen the second time around. Control the humidity levels and environmental conditions in your home. This way you won’t have to worry about mold bothering your life again! But if it does, feel free to contact our team with ASAP Restoration for help today!