Mold is a problem even in the driest climates. While the tell-tale stains and unpleasant odor it leaves behind may be annoying, the mold itself can be a severe problem. If you notice mold on your drywall ceiling or walls, it’s important that you remove it quickly. The team at Marquez Drywall in Thornton, CO, has compiled a guide to help you take care of mold quickly.
Find the Right Cleaners
Mold is tough to kill without the right cleaners, and you’ll likely find yourself using chemical-based cleaners rather than mild cleaning solutions. Since these cleaners are harsh, it’s important to make sure the room is well-ventilated as the chemicals may be harmful if inhaled or ingested. However, these cleaners do more than simply clean up the unsightly stains on your drywall ceiling—they also kill the mold spores and keep it from coming back.
Kill the Mold
Using a spray bottle, cover the mold in cleaner and allow it to sit on the surface for a few minutes. It’s important to remember not to drench the mold in the cleaning solution. Adding more moisture to the space may make the problem worse.
Wipe It Up
Use an old scrub brush or toothbrush to clean the mold off the surface of the drywall. This will get rid of the mold stain and further distribute the cleaner across the affected surface. Be sure to use a brush with nylon bristles as steel wool and other stiffer materials may damage the drywall texture.
If the Problem Persists, Call a Drywall Repair Expert
In extreme cases, the mold may have moved beyond the surface of the drywall ceiling and into the material itself. In these situations, contact a professional drywall repair service to fix the problem. If left unattended, the mold may damage the supporting structure and cause upper respiratory problems for residents in the home.
If you believe there’s a problem with your drywall, contact your local drywall company to schedule an inspection. At Marquez Drywall, their team will assess the damage and make the right repairs. For more information on their services, visit their website or call (720) 257-8864 to schedule an appointment.