Tips for cleaning moldy walls. In addition to being inconvenient, mold can damage your wall and be harmful to your health. Here are 3 easy ways to help you clean the wall with mold.
You enter that incredibly decorated room and notice that your wall has a darker stain and that is not part of an ultra-modern decor: it is the first sign of mold that has settled in your wall.
But what is mold? How can it be cleaned and prevented from returning? Check out our tips below to help you with all this.
How does mold appear on the wall?
Mold is the result of the formation of various types of fungus that, when in a room or space with high humidity and poor ventilation, can begin to form and proliferate, especially if the environment is hot.
That is, places exposed to a lot of rain or that have leaky pipes, for example, are conducive to the occurrence of these fungi.
And, not only because of the (unwelcome) imposition of an apocalyptic aesthetic in the environment, but mold is also harmful to our health, especially for people with asthma and/or allergies.
How to clean moldy wall
First of all, dear human beings, protection is essential. Wear gloves and, if possible, a mask and goggles, as mold and the smell of cleaning materials are bad for your health. Also, while cleaning, make sure the room is well-ventilated.
Now, take a deep breath, and let’s see 3 ways to clean the wall with mold. Remembering that there are specific products for this on the market, each with its proper instructions.
Clean with bleach
Bleach and water should be mixed one to one. This means that for 100ml of bleach, it is necessary to have 100ml of water. Easy right?
- Place the mixture in a spray bottle;
- Apply the mixture directly to the mold on the wall and wait a few seconds;
- With a sponge or brush, scrub the mixture until the mold is gone;
- Take a damp cloth and remove all the mixture from the wall;
- Lastly, use a dry cloth to wipe the area clean.
Clean with hydrogen peroxide
Before we start, let’s just reinforce the need to use gloves and a mask when cleaning, okay? So here we go:
- Apply pure hydrogen peroxide to the mold with a spray bottle;
- Let her act for up to 15 minutes;
- Scrub the spot with a sponge or brush;
- Remove excess product with a damp cloth;
- And finally, dry with a dry cloth.
Clean with vinegar and baking soda
- Mix 1 glass of white vinegar (about 240ml) with 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate;
- In a sprayer, put the mixture and apply it over the area with mold;
- Let it act for 10 minutes;
- Remove excess with a damp cloth;
- Last,use a dry cloth to wipe the area clean.
But however, however, it is always good to remember that the ideal is to do a test on a small piece of the wall before going out mixing up Leeroy Jenkins and hoping for the best.
That’s because, if you don’t notice an improvement or have any problems, stop everything and ask for help from professionals, so you don’t make the situation worse.
But is it possible to avoid?
As mold is a result of high humidity in the room, leaving the environment well-ventilated is one way to avoid it. There are also specific products on the market to help you in this fight.
And it’s good to remember that the solutions to remove mold may not completely solve your problem, because sometimes it will be necessary to think about waterproofing the place with specific products. So, especially if the problem is internal, look for professionals to help you.
Now yes! After so much information and cleaning, you can now invite the family for their first visit to your home, despite being almost certain that, even so, one of them will criticize your entire choice of decor!