Wondering how to get rid of the mold growth on your bathroom walls? Read on to find out!
Mold growing in the bathroom is very common. After all, mold loves to grow in moist and warm environments. The most common areas for mold to grow in your bathroom are tile grouts, caulk, and wallpapered or painted walls. You must get rid of the mold growth on your bathroom walls right away before it spreads to other areas of your home.
Here are some steps that you can take to remove mold from different areas in your bathroom:
Removing Mold From Tiled Walls
You can use bleach or vinegar to remove mold from tiled walls. Simply buy a chlorine bleach solution. Spray the solution directly onto the moldy walls. Just don’t spray it on colored grout, otherwise, the bleach might lead to discoloration. Let the bleach solution sit on the surface for about 30 minutes. Use a stiff brush to scrub off the solution and then rinse the area with warm water.
Alternatively, you can use distilled vinegar to remove the mold from your tiled bathroom walls. Fill a bottle with some white vinegar and spray it on the moldy area. Let the vinegar sit on the surface for about 30 minutes. Use a brush to scrub the area and then spray the vinegar again onto the surface. Let it sit for an additional 30 minutes and then rinse it with warm water.
If you don’t want to use vinegar or bleach, then you can make a cleaning paste by stirring several teaspoons of water into ½ a cup of baking soda. Spread this paste over the affected area, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then use a brush to scrub away the mold. Rinse the clean area with some warm water.
Removing Mold From Painted Walls
To remove the mold from painted walls, try using a natural solution made of borax, white vinegar, and water. Simply mix ¼ cup of white vinegar and two tablespoons of borax into 2 cups of hot water in a bowl. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it onto the affected walls. Scrub the walls thoroughly and wipe them clean. Then spray the solution again on the walls and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Use a cloth to wipe the solution off the affected surface and let it dry.
Some Safety Tips for Mold Removal
Often, mold grows in areas that are out of reach and spreads throughout your home. If the mold colonies growing on your bathroom walls are concentrated and have spread over a large area, then it’s better if you contact a mold remediation service. They will have the right equipment and protective gear needed to keep themselves safe from mold. They will also have extensive knowledge to prevent mold from spreading to other areas of your home.