How to Get Rid of Mold From the Walls of Your Home

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How to Get Rid of Mold From the Walls of Your Home
Remove mould from your walls before it spreads. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Mold thrives in wet, warm environments and can grow quickly when trapped inside walls. If you notice any mould on your walls, immediately remove it using bleach or a commercial mould mixture. If mould spreads, it can grow on the inside of walls. Once mould enters the interior of a wall or the insulation, seek the help of a professional. Removing pieces of wall can lead to damage to the structure of your home if you are not careful.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Spray bottle
  • Undiluted vinegar
  • Sponge
  • Rags
  • Towels
  • Bleach

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Instructions

    Tile Walls

  1. 1

    Fill an empty spray bottle with undiluted vinegar.

  2. 2

    Hold the spray bottle several inches from the bathroom walls and pull the trigger. Move the bottle over by several inches and spray again.

  3. 3

    Allow the spray to sit for 10 to 20 minutes.

  4. 4

    Scrub the walls with a clean sponge.

  5. 5

    Wipe the walls clean using a clean rag. If mould remains, repeat the entire process.

    Other Walls

  1. 1

    Wipe the walls clean with a warm, soapy towel. Dry the walls off with a clean towel.

  2. 2

    Fill an empty spray bottle with a mixture of 1 part bleach for every 2 parts water. Check the back of the bleach bottle for any suggestions on different ratios or precautions. Alternatively, use a commercial mould remover.

  3. 3

    Spray the mould on the wall with the mixture of bleach and water. Allow the mixture to sit on the wall for several minutes.

  4. 4

    Wipe the mixture off the wall using a clean rag.

  5. 5

    Dry the wall thoroughly with a clean towel.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep your walls dry to avoid further mould.
  • Wear rubber gloves when cleaning the walls.

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