Mold-Damaged Drywall Repair Specifics
Mold damaged drywall in living spaces can cause structural issues, as well as health problems for many people.
It grows in unobserved places like drywall, which make mold even more dangerous.
If you have detected mold in your home’s drywall, be precautious.
And make sure to find and correct the cause of the mold first before going ahead and repairing it.
Fixing the source is often more challenging that repairing your moldy drywall.
Causes can range from leaky pipes, to improper vapor barrier installation, and roof leaks.
They can also be as simple as constant water contact from tubs, showers and sinks.
Consider talking to a mold removal specialist to determine what mold type is present in your drywall.
You can typically take care of removing the mold from the drywall if it is non-toxic.
Otherwise, hire a mold removal expert to do the job for you after a water damage incident.
Repair the Moldy Drywall
Here is a simple guide on how to remove mold damaged drywall.
- Determine what area of the drywall you want removed.
- Mark it by drawing vertical and horizontal lines on the damaged drywall.
- Make certain that there are no plumbing or electrical wires behind the part of the wall.
- Cut out the damaged section using a keyhole saw.
- Cut the corners of the damaged drywall.
- Use a hammer to make a hole in the mold-infested drywall.
- Remove it one piece at a time, minimizing destruction to the other parts of the drywall.
Mold propagates and thrives in places where moisture is in excess and food is abundant.
And in a water damaged drywall, both are usually present.
Prolonged exposure to mold spores can be harmful. Don’t put mold removal from drywall on hold.
Repair the Leaks
Avoid wasting time replacing your mold damaged drywall, only to realize it has suffered damage again for the same reason.
Locate the cause of the mold damage and repair the source of the leak.
If you can’t determine the source, call a licensed contractor to have it repaired before putting the drywall back in.
Besides the drywall, its wood framing may have fungal infection, as well.
Before replacing the drywall, clean the mold off, disinfect, and dry the exposed area.
To mitigate mold from growing in the framing, paint it with zinc oxychloride liquid.
If you have an active mold issue contact our team at ASAP Restoration for help today!