Mold is more than an eyesore. The spores can trigger allergies and respiratory issues, so take action as soon as you notice it on any walls. Mold is a fungus that thrives in moist, damp places. Bathrooms especially are susceptible to mold. Drywall is relatively mold-resistant, but it can breed mold in rooms with a lot of moisture and low ventilation.
If the mold outbreak in your building has damaged the drywall beyond repair, contact Architectural Interior Restorations Inc. If it’s a relatively small area that’s been affected, try one of the removal methods listed below. Remember: always wear proper safety gear, including goggles and gloves, when handling toxic chemicals or touching mold. Ventilate the room after you’re finished.
This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.
1. Water and Bleach
Is the mold just starting? A solution of half a cup of bleach with a quart of water will create an effective mold-killing agent. Brush it onto the mold areas of the drywall until the mold wipes away. Wipe down the surface to remove excess moisture, but don’t rinse it off. By leaving the bleach on the drywall, you’ll kill spores inside the material. This solution is the safest, most effective treatment for mold.
2. Household Mold Removal Products
You’ll find a variety of mold removal products down any cleaning aisle. Some of these products work specifically with black mold, so keep that in mind when selecting a product. Follow the application instructions on the bottle.
3. Vinegar and Water
If you’re looking to avoid using chemicals, a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar will serve as a decent cleaning solution. Use the same application as with bleach and water. It will get rid of some surface mold, but it might not be 100% effective on a large area that’s harbored mold for a long time.
Act Quickly to Remove Mold
If you notice mold on drywall, act quickly to stop it from spreading. If it’s too late already, don’t breathe in any more mold spores. Contact our team for a free quote to get your drywall repaired. We’ll remove the affected drywall, install new drywall, mud it, and sand it, so it’s ready for the next phase of priming and sanding. When you need a top quality drywall contractor in Cleveland, Canton, or Akron, call AIR at (216) 241-2255 and request a quote.