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What to do if there is mold in your walls

4/7/2023 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo Mold on your walls is not only unsightly, but it can also be a health hazard if left untreated.

Mold on your walls is not only unsightly, but it can also be a health hazard if left untreated. 

Here are some steps you can take to deal with mold on your walls:

  • Identify the cause of the mold: The first step in dealing with mold on your walls is to identify the underlying cause. Mold thrives in damp, humid environments, so it's important to identify any sources of moisture that may be contributing to the problem. Common causes of mold on walls include leaky pipes, roof leaks, high humidity levels, and poor ventilation.
  • Remove the mold: Once you have identified the cause of the mold, it's time to remove it from your walls. Depending on the severity of the mold, you may be able to clean it yourself using a mixture of water and bleach or vinegar. However, if the mold has spread over a large area or is particularly stubborn, it's best to call in a professional mold remediation company to ensure that it is completely removed.
  • Repair any damage: Once the mold has been removed, it's important to repair any damage to your walls. This may include replacing any damaged drywall or insulation, repairing leaks, or installing a dehumidifier to help control moisture levels.
  • Prevent future mold growth: To prevent mold from growing on your walls in the future, it's important to take steps to control moisture levels in your home. This may include repairing any leaks promptly, using a dehumidifier in areas with high humidity, and ensuring that your home is properly ventilated.

Dealing with mold on your walls can be a daunting task, but it's important to take action as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading and causing further damage. 

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