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How to Get Rid of Mold on Walls in Your Home or Business
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How to Get Rid of Mold on Walls in Your Home or Business
There are some steps that can be taken to help remove mold that has started to grow on walls in the home or business building. Learn more.
Mold growth is a common problem in most homes and businesses, which usually appears after a flood or any water damage event. Aside from being an aesthetic issue, mold can also pose health risks to building occupants, such as allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. Mold can be visible or hidden and when neglected can spread to other surfaces and become unmanageable.

Once mold has developed, it must immediately be removed by a professional mold remediation company, such as ServiceMaster by LoveJoy in Georgia, to prevent it from becoming worse. While waiting for the professionals to arrive, there are some steps that can be taken to help remove mold that has started to grow on walls in the home or business building. Read them below.


How to Remove Mold from Walls

Damp environments such as bathrooms, basements, and laundry room walls are perfect places for mold to grow. Mold growing in small patches on painted walls could be removed through scrubbing using cleaning agents, such as hydrogen peroxide, distilled white vinegar, bleach, or a cleaning solution designed for mold removal.

Here's what to keep in mind when trying to remove mold:
  • Keep the work area well-ventilated.
  • Keep cleaning products and the affected area away from children or pets.
  • Wear protective gear such as a mask, glasses, non-porous gloves, and long sleeves or pants.
  • To make sure that the cleaning product used would not discolor or harm the walls, use it on a small, inconspicuous area first. If the solution affects the paint, the wall may have to be repainted with a mildew-resistant paint after cleaning the mold.
  • NEVER mix bleach with other cleaning agents and ammonia.
  • The cleaning solution must be sprayed directly on the mold and must be allowed to sit for a few minutes. Scrub the mold afterwards using a stiff-bristle brush, then rinse the area cleaned with warm water and dry it with a clean cloth. Repeat the process if needed.

How to Prevent Mold Growth

To prevent mold growth indoors, here's what should be done: 
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends setting humidity levels below 50 percent. Installing a dehumidifier or running an air conditioner can reduce humidity inside homes and businesses.
  • Install exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens to vent the heat and humidity outside.  
  •  Moisture can enter the home through cracks or gaps, so seal noticeable leaks or damages in the walls or the home's foundation, as well as around windows and doors. 
  • Keep gutters clean and free of debris to allow water to flow away from the foundation and prevent it from pooling or accumulating next to the building.
  • Use mildew-resistant building materials and paint when remodeling. Mold inhibitors may also be added to regular paint. 

If the mold persists even after cleaning and prevention, it's time to call a professional mold removal company for a safe and effective solution. 

Got Mold? Contact ServiceMaster by LoveJoy, Conyers' Leading Mold Remediation Company

When it comes to professional mold remediation services in Conyers, Georgia and surrounding areas, ServiceMaster Restore by LoveJoy is the company to trust. Since 1995, we have been providing home and business owners the highest quality of property damage restoration and cleaning services using state-of-the-art technology and industry-grade cleaning solutions. Our IICRC-certified firm has licensed and fully bonded technicians who have the skills and experience to perform superior restoration and cleaning work to any size project. We are also a Preferred Vendor for some of the major insurance companies in Georgia, meeting their strict standards to provide you with the best service the industry has to offer.

Contact us at (678) 293-0297 for Conyers customers or (770) 983-6665 for Roswell customers, or connect with us online to schedule an appointment. We service AtlantaRoswellSandy Springs, Marietta, DecaturStockbridgeConyersMcDonoughStone MountainCovingtonSocial CircleDekalb County, Fulton County, Georgia and surrounding areas. Our Emergency Response Team is available 24 hours a day7 days a week365 days a year to attend to your needs immediately.

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