Finding mold in your home is never pleasant and is always an unhappy surprise, but once you find mold growing on your drywall, you will have another type of problem to deal with - one you are not likely to win unless you know how to fight.
The best way to remove mold from unpainted drywall in your Washington, D.C. home is by replacing the impacted area of the drywall. The porous material of unpainted, unsealed drywall is the perfect landing and growing place for mold spores, and once the mold takes hold, it is nearly impossible to kill it and remove all of it.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a certified, licensed professional for mold removal in Washington, D.C.:
Using a utility knife, cut all areas of the drywall away that you find to have mold on it. Removing more than the actual area that is visibly impacted is the only sure-fire way to ensure you have eliminated all mold growth.
If you find mold on drywall in your Washington, D.C. home that has been painted or primed, you are less likely to have to remove the drywall than if you find it on an unpainted or unprimed area. The finished surface of the drywall eliminates the porous surface needed by mold spores, meaning mold will not be able to penetrate the coated surface.
Clean the area with a sponge lightly dipped in a vinegar and water mixture, or a bleach and water mixture. When the area has been satisfactorily cleaned, help dry it out to prevent new mold from forming by turning a fan directly on it.
For expert mold remediation help and support with solving indoor air quality issues found in your Washington, D.C. home, contact Envirotex Environmental Services.
If you find you need help or choose to demolish completely the drywall found in your Washington, D.C. home, we offer complete demolition services including:
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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