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How To Remove Mildew From Ceiling and Walls

By Edited Dec 22, 2013 0 0

Are you suffering from excessive moisture at home?  Do you see green spots on your ceilings and walls?  It means that your home is now a breeding ground for mildew.  Yikes! 

These pests are hazardous to your health.  In addition to that, it makes your home’s structure weak as the walls are eaten.  So what are you going to do about this?  Remove them at once!  In this article, you will learn how to remove mildew from:

  1. Ceiling
  2. Walls

You don’t want your home to be infested with hazardous intruders, right?  Fortunately, you can find solutions from this article.  Read on to get to the answers.

Any home invaded by mildew spores smells nasty.  As a result, the air you breathe is unhealthy.  In addition, greenish-brownish spots can taint your clean wall.  Fortunately, you can remove them before they reach your ceiling.  Just follow the tips below:

  • Prepare all the things you need: bleach, detergent, gloves, goggles, pail, rag, scrub brush, and warm water.
  • When you have everything you need, open the windows.  You can even turn on the fan if you want.  Why is this important?  The reason is that the solution we will make to remove mildew is strong-smelling.  You might want proper ventilation to keep you from fainting.
  • Take out your big pail and fill it with warm water until it is half full.  Pour in ¼ cup of bleach.  Add in a small cap of detergent.  Mix thoroughly.
  •  Before scrubbing the ceiling, make sure that you have your protective gear on.  Wear long sleeves shirt and put on your rubber gloves.  Don’t forget to wear your goggles as well to shield your eyes.  The solution might drip on them.
  • When the solution is done, plunge your scrub brush in it.  Scrub at the affected areas until the taint disappears.  Be careful in scrubbing though.  You might remove the paint so do it gently.  You can pour your solution in a spray bottle to make things easier.
  • Dip a clean rag into a bucket of clean water.  Rinse the air you have just scrubbed.  Let it dry.

If you have not done any damage control while the mildew spores are still in your walls, chances are it reached the ceiling.  Not to worry though.  The steps below can help you rid your ceiling off those trespassers.

  • Get everything that you need.  The materials are bleach, cloth or rags, goggles, ladder, pail, pine cleaner, rubber gloves, and scrub brush.
  • Before starting any application, put on your protective gear.  Put on your gloves and goggles.  Wear a long sleeves shirt just like when you are cleaning your wall.
  • Mix capfuls of pine cleaner with warm water.  Dip your cloth or rag into the solution.  Squeeze out excess water to avoid drips.
  • Pick a sturdy ladder to stand on and scrub the affected areas of your ceiling.  If they are too hard to remove, use a scrub brush.  Leave it to dry.
  • Mix 1 ¼ cups of bleach and 1 gallon of warm water.  Apply this to the very hard to remove stains on your ceiling.  Let it dry.

The steps above are time-consuming.  Yes, they are.  I suggest buying a dehumidifier if you want to prevent the mold and mildew from coming back.  If you want more information about them, you can always go to sites that specialize in this kind of equipment.  Good luck and happy cleaning!

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