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Mould can happen in nearly any home and has a variety of causes, what is important is regardless of the cause, you rectify the situation as quickly as possible as certain types of mould can be extremely harmful to your health.
Timely removal of any mould issues in your home can not only save you from serious infections, but can also save you from costly repairs if it gets out of hand. One common question we receive is wondering how easy it is to remove mould. The good news is you can kill the mould infestation on your own fairly easily. Here are 4 Household items you can use to safely remove mould from your home.
Using a solution of 1/2 cup bleach to 1 quart water, dip a scrub brush into the solution and lightly brush the drywall. Keep doing it until the mould disappears. Once all the mould has disappeared, wipe off the drywall as much as possible and expose it to direct sunlight.
Hydrogen peroxide is another effective method to kill mould on your walls, but it can damage your paint as well. Before you clean the surface with hydrogen peroxide, be sure to test the solution in a small area to see how it reacts. When you’re ready to clean, apply the hydrogen peroxide directly to the mould and wait at least 10-15 minutes before scrubbing the area to remove the mould.
Borax is a common household cleaner and laundry additive that can be useful in removing mould from your walls. We recommend using 1 cup of Borax for every gallon of water and putting it into a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the wall, scrub the surface and allow it to dry thoroughly.
Mould on your walls is not only an eyesore but it can cause significant health issues. If you notice any black spots on your walls, try the methods above to get rid of them. Keep in mind that sometimes drywall can get seriously damaged from mould issues. If you find your drywall is damaged, get in touch with a professional to address the problem as soon as possible.