Generally it can be seen gunk in the corner of the showers or white powdery spots in a damp basement. This one type of fungus in the form of mold and mildew that feed off of fabric , wallpaper ,ceiling tiles or wood .it can be caused due to excessive water, poor ventilation and no sunlight .
How To Remove Mold : Drwall, Shower, Bathroom, Concrete, Bleach
This mold can be harmful and will increase speedily. It can ruin house hold valuable and can trigger allergic reactions. Fortunately we’ve got some points how can we get rid off and help you to prevent black mold . Arrange a dehumidifier to your home. It will help to keep indoor humidity levels 50% to stop build up .
Avoid storing rags or linens and other articles in your attic or in the basement otherwise it will increase the damp. Keep your bathroom doors open after using, the air will pass and keep moisture out.
Method 1: Mold Removal using Bleach
Bleach is perhaps best option for the removal of mold. Not only is it a good cleaning agent ,but it also kills the bacteria and mold , sanitizing the walls and ceilings to prevent mildew from returning .
Follow these points while using bleach to clean your walls and ceilings:
Bleach (chlorine bleach is a good option)
Mask or scarf ( to tie over your nose or mouth)
Step one: Put on gloves , cover your nose and mouth with a mask and make a solution of one part bleach and ten part water in your bucket.
The gloves serve as protection for your skin as excess contact with bleach can cause skin irritation or burning, while the scarf will prevent you from inhaling the harsh fumes produce by bleach. It’s also a good idea to keep windows open for maximum ventilation
Step Two: Dip one end of the clothes into the solution and squeeze gently to remove some of the water .Get up on your ladder and start wiping away the mold from your walls and ceiling ,re-dipping other end of cloth until you have removed all the mold . Avoid using too much force to ensure damage free wall and ceiling cleaning.
Step Three: As soon as your walls and ceilings show no traces of mildew ,take a dry cloth and press it against the damp areas to soak up as much moisture as possible .Avoid using plain water to rinse the walls as the bleach acts as a sanitizer and preventing for more mold growth.
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Method 2: Mold removal with vinegar
Many choose vinegar over bleach or other chemicals because it is 100% natural and safe. It can also kill prevent future mold growth. When cleaning with vinegar , gather these items and follow the steps
- Spray bottle
- White distilled vinegar
- Scrubbing brush
- Plain water and clean cloths
Step one: Pour the vinegar into the dry spray bottle ( do not mix water in it) and spray a good amount on to the infested areas. Allow it to sit for an hour before you move on to the next step.
Step two: Use a scrubbing brush with bristles as it is more effective in removing hardened fungus and stains.
Step Three: Use a dry absorbent cloth to soak up moisture by dabbling or pressing against the cleaned areas . Keep the windows open to dry the area quicker and allow the vinegar smell to go out .
Step Four : To help prevent mold growth using vinegar , ceiling corners and other areas where mildew is likely to grow should be sprayed once or twice a week.
To Conclude up the article these are the DIY tips to protect your home from mold and mildew. You can take care of you commercial and residential property while taking help from the restoration company