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How To Remove Black Mold From Walls

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By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Mold tends to collect on the walls and other surfaces of areas where a high level of humidity is experienced. Although most people consider mold contaminations to be a nonthreatening problem, certain strains of black mold release mycotoxins that can lead to negative health conditions when inhaled. These conditions include infections of the respiratory tract, nausea, coughing, skin irritations, and allergic reactions. For this reason, homeowners should remove mold as soon as early signs present themselves. The following steps will explain how to effectively remove black mold from walls.

1. Locate the infection
Although mold tends to collect along the surface of floors and walls, these areas are not necessarily the source of the primary infection. More often than not, mold contamination is a result of water pipe leaks and other dampening conditions that raise humidity levels. Once the source of the growth has been located, then it is time to begin the elimination process.

2. Killing mold
In order to remove black mold, a number of specialized fungicides and natural agents can be used. Fungicides can be purchased from a variety of localized commercial cleaning retailers or department stores, whereas natural remedies can be made at home with several ingredients. However, in most cases a fungicide will remove mold more effectively. To begin with, the area in which the mold growth exists should be dehumidified in order to prevent future mold growth from occurring, and to dry up the spores. Next, a fungicide should be sprayed in large quantities over all infected surfaces. The fungicide should be left to perform its work for around an hour or so. Afterwards, the removal process should be initiated.

3. Black mold removal
Once the fungicide has been applied to destroy mold spores, the mold can be removed from the walls with a cloth and hot water, or with a mold cleaner. The wall surfaces will need to be thoroughly scrubbed, with special attention directed toward any cracks or hidden areas where mold could easily grow unnoticed. In some cases, it may even be necessary to completely remove the surface area that has been infected. For example, if the mold growth were to occur on a bathroom floor, having the floor retiled would work well to prevent a mold contamination from occurring in the future. The same rule applies to walls; if the infection is severe, the walls may need to be repainted or plastered.

In conclusion, by following these three simple steps, homeowners can effectively remove mold from their household areas, as well as prevent future infections


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