Mold requires moisture to grow, therefore, you can commonly see it in areas that are exposed to water or areas prone to humidity and condensation. As we all can agree, mold growth in any part of your home or building is just plain uninviting and unpleasant.
Your drywall, for instance, is a good host for mold. Its porous materials and paper covering are an open target for infestation. Mold poses risks on people’s health and the overall structural integrity of your house or business. So, what do you need to do when it penetrates your drywall? Allied Construction Services, your partner when it comes to roofing construction services, shares some effective tips on removing it.
Pick Your Cleaning Agent
There are a lot of cleaning agents you can use when it comes to mold removal. May it be chemical or natural, make sure to pick depending on how severe the mold growth you are facing. The mildest you can use is a solution with one part of baking soda added to five parts of water.
The next effective solution is a mixture of equal parts of water and vinegar. You can also use detergents as it is safer. However, when you are dealing with extensive mold, you can resort to using bleach. Mixing bleach with three parts of water can instantly kill mold. Although it is not recommended because of its strong fumes that can be harmful when inhaled.
Use a Mold Fogger
Before contacting a commercial roofing contractor to tear down your drywall, try using a fogger. It is equipped with Concrobium mold control that evenly covers all affected parts of your wall. With its fine mist, it not only removes mold but also leaves a protective barrier to prevent mold from re-growing.
Replace Your Drywall
When all else fails, and the mold growth is just too hard to remove, replacing your drywall might be your last resort. Once you decide to do this, turn into a credible contractor like Allied Construction and Services.
Experts like us will initially track down the source of moisture and repair it in order to stop the mold from spreading. Afterwards, your drywall will be replaced, ending your problem and never facing it again.
Preventive maintenance is always the key to avoiding mold problems. However, once it is too late, you should call for a dependable contractor that offers commercial construction services and building maintenance. Our experienced professionals are capable to extend the life of any structures through proactive maintenance. Call Allied Construction and Services at (925) 297-5788 for more details about our products and services. We serve Livermore, CA, and the surrounding areas.