How to clean the mold on the walls or ceiling

How to clean the mold on the walls or ceiling

Humidity is one of the common and frequent problems in a household and Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου can help you deal with it. Mold on the walls or the ceiling is an issue that most of us have come to face or will face at some point. But these fungi are undesirable, both for aesthetic and medical reasons. Here are two easy solutions to temporarily clean the mold. And we say temporary, because the permanent solution will come when you find and address the root cause that creates the whole issue.

Clean mold with bleach

To get rid of unwanted mold you will need:

  • Laundry bleach diluted with water
  • Bottle with spray system
  • Plastic gloves
  • Disposable mask

Before you start, wear plastic gloves and a disposable mask. In other words, it is good not to come in direct contact with the mold. You will also need to open the windows, so that not only the space but also you breathe as you clean the moisture. Lay newspapers or cardboard on the floor. Then dilute the bleach with water, in a ratio of 1 to 8, in a spray bottle.

Spray thoroughly on the areas where the problem occurs. Bleach is an active bleach and will eliminate traces of mold. Because bleach discolors clothes, wear something casual. Allow the mixture to act and let the surface dry well before returning the furniture to its place. As you understand, not only will you not need to scrub, but you should not, because with the scrub the mold will spread to other parts of the area.

Fill a bowl with coarse salt and place it in the corners of the house, where you have identified increased moisture problems. You will see that moisture will slowly begin to be absorbed by the salt! Once a month change the salt in the bowl.

Clean it with borax

Unlike bleach, borax is a natural cleaning product that does not emit chemicals or dangerous fumes and is an excellent anti-mold solution. To get rid of unwanted mold you will need:

  • Borax (you will find it in the form of white powder)
  • Brush Cotton
  • A towel
  • Plastic gloves
  • Disposable mask

Wear a mask, gloves and mix 4 tablespoons of borax with lukewarm water in your bowl. You will add as much water as needed to make a solid mixture, like a paste. With the help of the brush, spread the mixture on the problem areas, but without rubbing. Leave the mixture to act for 2 to 3 hours. Then wipe gently with a clean towel. No need to rinse.

The above solutions that we suggest  you are definitely effective, but they are a temporary solution. At the first opportunity you should prime the problematic surface and apply two coats of fungicidal plastic paint. And of course you have to find the cause that causes the mold on the walls and deal with it. Only if you find the cause for the mold creation, you will get rid of the problem permanently and radically.

Find the cause of the mold and deal with it

Mold is essentially a fungus and quite durable, which grows at a rapid rate. So you understand that if you do not find the cause of the evil, the mold will return again and again. The most common causes of mold are:

The room is not adequately ventilated

The walls need adequate fresh air circulation, especially in the bathroom. That is why not only in summer but also in winter it is good to leave the balcony doors and windows open for at least 10 to 20 minutes daily. Opening the windows, drier air enters the house, which heats to room temperature and absorbs water vapor from the interior.

At the same time the humid indoor air is blown out. Special dehumidifiers will help you with the issue of increased humidity, during the autumn and winter months. Turn on this special device as often as you can to absorb as much moisture as possible, preventing mold from growing. The dehumidifier acts preventively, but will not eliminate the already existing mold on the walls.

A water pipe is broken

If the moisture problem occurred suddenly and only at a specific point, then it is possible that there is some plumping. In these cases, moisture is usually found in ceilings, kitchen and bathroom drains, ventilation pipes that intersect the walls vertically. In this case you are gonna need a plumber from Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου, who will check the specific part of your house for any unseen leaks and of course will repair them in no time. They handle every plumbing issue according to your needs with extra care and with low charge.

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