Removing Mold From Interior Walls In Your Home: Steps To Take

Mold can be harmful to your health and to the health of your family and pets if it is found in your home. Some molds are not as harmful as others, but if you are finding mold in your home, it should be removed to prevent health concerns such as breathing problems or other health concerns. Read on for a few steps to take to remove mold from the interior walls of your home.

What Tools/Materials You'll Need For The Job:

  • Breathing mask
  • Protective eyeglasses
  • Gloves
  • Scrub brush
  • Mold removing cleaner
  • Primer
  • Paintbrush
  • Drywall
  • Drywall knife
  • Putty knife
  • Drywall tape
  • Drywall putty

Instructions:

  • Minor Mold. If you have minor surface mold, you can remove it by using a scrub brush and a mold removing cleaner, such as bleach, or you can find a cleaner at your local hardware store that can be used on drywall. Be sure to ventilate the area when cleaning, and also wear your protective glasses, gloves and breathing mask. Keep an eye on the area to see if the mold returns.
  • Black Mold. If you have black mold in areas such as bathrooms, or in areas that can sometimes get damp, be sure that you are using the ventilation fan to prevent moisture from building up on the drywall. Use the scrub brush and cleanser to try to remove the mold, but if it is all the way through your drywall, you may need to remove the section of the drywall and replace it with new drywall. Make sure the drywall is the right type, such as moisture-resistant drywall in bathrooms.
  • Mold Caused By Water Damage. If you have mold on your walls that may have been caused by water damage, you need to not only remove the drywall, you need to also clean the studs behind the walls as well. Clean the studs, remove the drywall, and use a primer such as Kilz on the studs behind the walls. Then replace the drywall once the primer is dry. 

Mold can be a big problem for you if it isn't repaired properly. It can cause health issues and other problems for you, including spreading quickly throughout your home, resulting in major repair costs to you. If you have mold issues in your home, call a professional mold removal company to help remove the mold and prevent it from returning in your home. Be sure you clean up water from your walls quickly to prevent mold and use ventilation fans to prevent moisture buildup. Companies like DiBiaso's Cleaning and Restoration, Inc can help.

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