Mold can be a real problem in most households, starting out as a small spot and then growing to an eventual health hazard if left unchecked for longer periods of time. Mold removal is a fairly simple thing to deal with in smaller areas, but it becomes much more difficult if you let it spread over a larger one. In this case we’ll talk about possible ways you can deal with bathroom wall infesting a wall:
- One way of dealing with the issue is to use a good deal of soapy, hot water mixed with baking soda to remove the mold. What you will need to get the job done is a teaspoon of liquid soap, a cup of baking soda, a few drops of peppermint oil and enough water to turn it into a paste. Mix it up with a part of bleach to two parts of water and then put that in a spray bottle. Spray the mold, then let it dry. Spray it once again and then srub it with a brush. Repeat the process for as long as it takes until the mold is gone, then replace any caulk or grout that has been infested by mold that can’t be cleaned completely.
- You can also clean mold with vinegar in a pretty efficient way. Just put some distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle and use it straight on the spots where you have the mold. The acidity of vinegar will kill up to 82% of most common molds, so make sure you use it straight and without watering it down. Spray it on the surface you need to clean, then let it sit like that for an hour. You should let the room get some air during that time, so open up your windows. Once that is done you can wipe the area clean with a towel and some hot water. Moisture helps mold grow, so make sure you dry things out completely before you move on. Vinegar is non-toxic so you will have little to worry about in terms of fumes, as is the case with bleach.
- You can use borax to fix most of your mold problems with ease. Borax is an excellent natural solution that combines insecticide properties with mold-killing power. Its cheap, easily found in most places and very effective. You can usually find it in your local stores available for use. You need to begin by vacuuming the surface of the wall with a HEPA vacuum cleaner. This will eliminate most of the large pieces while you’re at it and will minimize the spread of the spores. Then you need to use a brush and some borax to clean the area. Just mix a cup of borax in about a gallon of water or two and a half liters for those using the metric system. Make sure you keep the spread of the spores to a minimum as you work, so keep your doors closed. Wipe the borax solution when you’re done and let it dry. If you worry about mold growth again, you can simply spray the area with white vinegar once in a while to keep it disinfected.