How To Remove Mold From Ceiling
Stipple ceilings also known as popcorn ceilings are originally sprayed in newly built homes. They are also referred to as textured ceilings. There are two alternatives to remove mold from the ceiling. One is to do it yourself with the suggestions and tips offered below, and second you can call in a painting company to relieve you of the stress. Read on to find out more.
All the different names doesn’t ease the pain of maintaining them clean and free of mold. With lots of nooks and crannies created by the textured sprayed ceiling that should be cleaned.
Elimination of mold on these textured ceilings can prove difficult but it can be done by a homeowner without calling in the professionals. Equipping yourself with the right tools and materials you’ll be able to remove and even banish it. We offer some tips on how to remove mold from ceiling.
Supplies You Will Need to Remove Mold From Ceiling
- Safety Goggles (protective eyewear)
- Rubber Gloves
- Spray Bottle for water
- Sponge or cloth
- Pail or bucket
You don’t always need harsh chemicals to remove mold from ceiling or walls in your house. Of course if you are concerned as to what type of mold it is you should seek professional advice, but your typical patch of greyish mold in damp places like bathrooms or basements are typical due to the high humidity levels.
One way to avoid any forming of mold is to make sure you install a humidifier in the house. Humidifier is used in the winter months to keep the moisture levels normal through out the house. It is beneficial for both your well being and health to keep a good moisture level through our cold Ottawa winters while the furnace is running full blast. This avoids the dry skin, dry throats and other irritations.
During the summer months you should invest in a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier in the basement will remove any extra build up of humidity from the air distributed throughout the house with the air conditioner running or even when it’s not. The basement will be the dampest place in your house.
Steps On How To Remove Mold from Ceilings
Step 1 Get Prepared Ahead of time
Use a vacuum or duster to remove and spider webs and dust . Because you will use bleach make sure you are fully protected before starting. Put on safety goggles (protective eyewear) and rubber gloves so that the bleach does not come into contact with you skin which can be irritating.
Step 2 – Mix the Solution
Using the spray bottle, mix equal parts of water and bleach in a well ventilated area so that the fumes from the bleach do not irritate your nose, throat or breathing. Make sure you leave a window or two open during the procedure to allow good clean fresh air exchange while you are working.
Reminder: Make sure to wear your protective eyewear and rubber gloves to make sure your skin or eyes do not come in contact with the bleach as it does give off strong fumes.
Step 3 – Start to Clean the Mold from Ceiling
Fill a pail or bucket with warm water, and put the sponge in it. Set it aside.
Using the premixed half water half bleach solution you mixed in the spray bottle, begin spraying the affected area with the mold. Leave it for a few minutes or until it looks slightly dry.
Using the water soaked sponge in the pail begin to wash away the mold stain from the ceiling or walls. Repeat the process if it does not come off completely in first attempt.
Removing Mold from Ceilings
If the mold stain is a little more stubborn than you thought and is looking harder to remove simply refill the spray bottle with more bleach rather than water, therefore making a stronger solution. Repeat the process.
If all of the above are not successful you may have to repaint the ceiling. First you must make sure you use a proper sealer like the Kilz products, and then re-paint the surface. If you need help with any of the painting you can always call a local Ottawa House Painter who will ensure the proper primer, sealer and paint is used to repaint the ceiling or walls in your house.
In the end to avoid the stubborn build up, just make sure to keep up with the maintenance and cleaning of it more frequently.
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