Have you spotted mold in your drywall? If so, it’s important to act quickly—mold can pose serious risks to your health and the structural integrity of your home. Though you may only notice a small area of mold, it could be spreading to other parts of the home and causing extensive damage. Mold can also cause allergies, asthma attacks, and respiratory illnesses.
Fortunately, you can safely get rid of mold by following the proper steps. Check out our guide to learn how to remove mold from drywall.
1. Follow Proper Safety Precautions
Given the health hazards associated with mold growth, it’s essential to follow safety precautions before you begin removing mold from drywall. Here are some tips to get you started:
- Wear old clothes that cover your limbs
- Wear N-95 masks, goggles, and gloves
- Ventilate the room with an old fan (you’ll need to throw it out when you’re done)
- Turn off the furnace or AC
2. Remove Moldy Areas
Now it’s time to remove the mold from your wall by using a mold-killing product like bleach, detergent, baking soda and vinegar, or a store-bought mold product. Spray the product onto the wall or dip a brush into the product and apply it to the wall. Let it soak in thoroughly before removing. This is the time to ventilate the room, if you haven’t yet done so.
3. Scrub Moldy Surfaces + Let Dry
Once the product has soaked for a few hours, you can remove it and the mold using a soft bristle brush or sponge. Continue scrubbing until there is no visible mold. Let the area dry completely before moving on—moisture could contribute to the mold growing back. You can ensure the wall dries by pointing a van right at the affected area.
4. Seal Moldy Areas
After all your hard work, you may be disappointed to discover the scrubbing and spraying has left a stain on your wall. But don’t worry—you can easily cover the stain using a stain-blocking primer and paint.
5. Prevent Mold From Coming Back
You’ve gotten rid of the mold, and you probably don’t want to have to go to all that effort again any time soon. Luckily, you can prevent mold from coming back by following these tips:
- Watch out for leaks
- Create proper ventilation
- Route water away from your home’s foundation
- Keep crawl spaces dry
- Use paint with mildewcide
Bring in the Professionals
Sometimes mold damage is so extensive that only the professionals can handle the job. For more information on how to remove mold from drywall, and to schedule an appointment, contact the experts at Bull Matrix Restoration. We’re experienced in removing all types of mold and restoring any type of damage to residential and commercial spaces, including flood damage, fire damage, and more. Get in touch today.