Mould Removal Techniques From The Mold Removal Edmonton AB Experts
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Mould growth on your ceilings and walls apart from being unwelcome and unhealthy is unsightly as well. Mould only requires an inch of your wall for developing and grows steadily. It blackens the entire top corner of your home before you are aware of it.
One or more reasons lead to the buildup of mould in your home. High humidity levels, condensation, and leakages are the primary cause of mould development in the house. You can decrease this growth by increasing the ventilation in your house by keeping your kitchen door or front door for a little while or leaving your windows open for extended periods. However, there is no reason for you to panic or start making renovation plans if you find mould developing on your ceilings and walls. Here are two easy and reliable methods, which you can employ for mould remediation.
Method 1: Using bleach for mould removal
Bleach is unarguably the best option to remove mould. Apart from being a good cleaning agent, Safety Coordination says that it kills the bacteria and moulds as well, preventing the build up of mould in the future. You will need the following when using bleach to clean mould from your ceilings and walls.
• Bleach (chlorine is a good option)
• Dusting clothes
• Scarf or mask (to cover your mouth and nose)
Step one: Put on the gloves, wrap a scarf or mask to cover your mouth and nose, and prepare a solution in the bucket containing one part of bleach and ten parts of water. You need the gloves to protect your skin, as excess contact with bleach can cause irritation or burning sensation on it. The mask or the scarf prevents you from accidentally inhaling the harsh fumes the mixture of bleach and water generates. Keep the room well ventilated by opening all the windows.
Step two: Put one end of the dusting cloth into the solution and squeeze it gently to remove excess water. Climb the ladder and begin wiping away the mould from the ceiling and walls. Repeat this process until you have successfully removed all of the moulds. Never apply extreme pressure while wiping as that might remove the paint from the walls. If the cloth gets dirt, replace it. Prepare a fresh solution if the existing one gets too dirty. Use an old toothbrush to clean hard to reach areas of the wall and ceiling, particularly the corners.
Step three: Take a dry piece of dusting cloth and dab it on the damp areas to absorb as much of excessive moisture as possible, as soon as you have cleaned the ceiling and walls from all traces of mould. Never use plain water for the cleaning procedure as bleach, being a sanitizer, prevents further growth of mould.
Method 2: Removing mould with vinegar
People often choose vinegar instead of bleach, as it is safe, 100% natural, and does not emit toxic fumes like chemicals such as bleach does. Vinegar, just like bleach, can also eliminate mould and prevent it from growing again. However, you have to apply it on a regular basis on areas susceptible to mould growth. Get hold of the following items and follow the steps mentioned below for cleaning your walls and ceiling with vinegar.
• Spray bottle
• White distilled vinegar
• Plain water
• Scrubbing brush
• Clean clothes
Step one: Pour the vinegar into the spray bottle (do not dilute it with water) and squirt a good amount of the areas infested with mould. Wait for an hour before moving on to the next step.
Step two: Soak the cloth in water, wring it to remove excess water, and use it to wipe away the mould from the ceiling and walls. For removing stains and hardened fungus, use scrubbing brush containing firm bristles, as the moist cloth is not so effective in such circumstances.
Step three: Soak up excessive moisture from the cleaned areas of the walls and ceiling by patting it with a dry and absorbent cloth. It is a wise idea to keep the windows open during the cleaning procedure, as it allows the vinegar smell to dissipate as well as allows the moist areas to dry quickly.
Step four: Spray the ceiling corner & walls once or twice a week with vinegar to prevent the growth of mould in the future.