What to do if you found evidence of the fungus and mold on the ceiling? How to delete it? Let`s discuss this questions and found the right answers.
Recommendations of experts
If you removed the old covering from the ceiling and revealed a fungus(or mold), it is preferably to apply special fungicidal agents. You should immediately get rid of mold on ceiling because mold and fungus destroy the materials and construction, and even are biologically dangerous. Most often, the mold is manifested in the form of greenish-brown spots (or growths).
If the affected by fungus section of the ceiling is small-sized, you can use tested method and treat the mold with a solution of copper sulphate or chlorine-containing solutions. If such methods do not help and give good result, do not provide protection from further appearance of mold, you can try to use special anti-fungal products, which can be purchased at the hardware store. Very good result can give a tool designed specifically for use in clinics and rooms with high humidity (saunas, swimming pools) to defend from mold and fungus.
It may be, for example, the product “Natura Antimantar”. The tool is an antiseptic, antibiotic-coat, water-based product, which you should put in thin layer and after drying it looks like a transparent pellicle. It allows you to get rid of mold and prevent the appearance of fungus on treated surface. First, the surface must be cleaned thoroughly, then apply undiluted coat with a brush or roller.
Some disinfectants are killing and cleaning mold and additionally have a bleaching action, such as mold destroyer “Biolavatio”. This product is able to clean and disinfect surfaces, even substantially affected by fungus.
Finnish manufacturers offer a special tool “Homeenpoyste”. This product kills fungus formation due to its composition of chlorine (this product is a hypochlorite solution), which actively resists to bacteria. With the help of this chemical, you can successfully remove mold from concrete, cement, wood and other surfaces. For the processing of concrete and reinforced concrete foundations, you can use such product as a dry mixture of “C-Hydroteks-P”, which destroy and reduce the formation of fungus. This product can be used to get rid of mold on the ceiling in almost any room apartment: kitchen, bathroom and living quarters.
To protect the wood from mold and other damage you can take advantage of the Finnish product “Valtti aqua color” and “Valtti color”. “Valtti aqua color” is based on vegetable oils and contains special ingredients against the rot and mold formation. A treatment of sawn or planed wood surfaces with antiseptic “Valtti color” will not only protect them from mildew and rot, but also slow down the impact of moisture and ultraviolet radiation. To slow the effects of moisture and for protection from rotting of wooden floor you can primed it with Finnish product “Valtti-pohjuste”. It is antiseptic primer, which contains linseed oil.
The process is simple and easy to implement. Primarily the affected space on the ceiling must be cleaned of mold and fungus damaged finishes (peeling paint or plaster). Then, usually immediately prior to use, antiseptic prepared to work in accordance with the attached instructions. This is usually an aqueous solution, the concentration of which depends on the degree of surface damage. The solution must be applied to the surface for a while, use for it brush, sponge or spray. After the cleaning fluid will make an effect, clean off the mold and washed with water.
You can use special chemicals for removing and for prevention of mold and fungus. There are also products that can be used as an additive against fungus (use it in water-dispersion paints and wallpaper glues). Such products are added to paints and adhesives in the performance of finishing work, provide protection against the mold and fungus. However, just before the work it is still recommended to make a test on the compatibility with the vehicle with a small amount of paint.
Waterproofing is not recommended to apply to the affected by the fungus surface, since the likelihood that mold will appear again, is very high.
If the defeat of the ceiling is too high to cope with it on your own, you may take the help of qualified staff of construction and maintenance firms that hold high-quality treatment. In the case of very heavy losses when the fungal spots are very large, it may even be necessary the gouging the concrete hearth burning propane or plasma welding.