Among all the building and decoration materials, which are up to date, there is no such one, which doesn’t run the danger of being moldy. The microscopic spores are everywhere and as soon as they get the favorable medium, they begin to expand. The favorable medium is considered to be with the humidity of more than 70% and the temperature is not less than 15 degrees. The mold fungus is toxic, so if you noticed the spots of mold on walls in house, you should immediately struggle with it.
The ordinary physical mold removal can be temporary efficient. So, to know how to get rid of mold on walls, and never see it again, first of all you should identify the main reason of its appearance.
In most cases the mold appearance is noticed in the places with a high humidity. For instance, mold on walls in bathroom, corner room or basement, especially when the roof is leaky. The favorite place of black mold became panels with non-leakproof interpanel joints. The treatment of walls from moldy spots, in the places with high humidity, must be made at the stage of interior works. When decorating the walls, it is necessary to add some antifungal remedy into the mortar.
If the mold on the wall appeared to remove it you should use special antiseptic substances, which can be easily found in any building store. To get rid of moldy walls, first of all you should begin with scraping of the infected area. If the mold parasitized too deep, you should scrape all layers of decoration up to the brick or concrete if necessary. Then you should treat the scraped area with antifungal remedy, using brush, roller or sprayer. After this you should prime the area and cover with the waterproofing mortar. Plastering and puttying is the final phase.
Disinfectants, which contain chlorine, are peoples’ favorite ones for mold on walls removal. The cropper sulphate and urea have a double effect. On the one hand, they exterminate a certain mold; and on the other hand, create favorable conditions for appearing another one. That’s why before using it you should identify the species of mold on the wall. All these substances are dangerous for health, so you should use equipment that will protect you from the influence of chemicals.
It’s proved that good ventilation is the best way of protecting your house from the mold. It helps to control the level of humidity in the room, preventing the mold appearance. Plastic windows with different kinds of isolation can change the climate in your house not for the best. The abundance of plants can raise the humidity in the room, which creates favorable medium for appearance of mold. When placing the furniture near the wall, it is necessary to leave some space for the air. Also, you should keep up with roof, preventing all cases of leaking.
Of course, following these basic rules of keeping the house cannot completely prevent you from mold, but it can low the probability of its appearance.