Black mold or toxic mold may cause health hazards. Mold is very dangerous for humans. It prefers to thrive in damp areas especially in organic or inorganic materials which are cellulose and fibrous in consistency such as cardboard, paper, bread, ceiling, carpets, wooden panels, lint, and many more. Toxic mold may contaminate and begin to cultivate in your household if there is water flood damage. You need to initiate black mold removal when you find out that there are toxic molds thriving in your house. Toxic mold removal should begin as early as possible to prevent the spores contaminating and spreading to other areas in your household. If inhaled, mycotoxins contained in mold spores may cause allergic reactions, cough, hemoptysis, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, eye irritation, respiratory tract infection, fatigue, and nausea and vomiting. It is potentially life threatening.
How to Remove Toxic Black Mold
If you find that there are toxic molds in your household, you might want to do black mold removal by yourself. Black mold is common in a variety of areas around your home. When you are ready to do toxic mold removal, you need to wear a long sleeve shirt, work boots, pants, n-95 respirator, safety goggles without vent holes, and pants. First, you can remove the wall décor like mirrors, draperies, and picture from the area. Then you can wipe the ceiling and walls using a dry dust mop for removing the dust, dirt, and cobwebs. You can mix about four cup of warm water plus a half-cup of TSP in the bucket. Then, put on household gloves. You can saturate a sponge in the mixture. You can hold the sponge over bucket and then wring out the liquid. After that, wipe the ceilings and walls by using the saturated sponge.
Start with the ceiling first and work down to the walls. If the sponge is becoming dry or dirty, you need to saturate it again. Continue to wipe until the mold is removed. Pour some household bleach into a small container. Then, you need to dip a white cloth into the bleach. After that, you need to wipe the walls and ceilings with the saturated cloth. Allow it to air dry on ceilings and walls. Finally, you need to fill cool water into a clean bucket. Submerge a clean cloth in the water and wring out. Wipe the ceilings and walls using the damp cloth. Now, you can allow the room to air dry. It is easy to remove the black mold by yourself.
How to Remove Black Mold from Drywall
If you face the problem of black mold removal from dry wall, you need to assess the drywall first. If the black mold is extensive and heavy, the drywall bowed out, crumbling or wet through, it needs to be replaced and removed because it cannot be removed completely. Protect yourself when you want to remove the black mold. Wear eye protection and OSHA approved respirator to protect you from mold spores.
You need to protect the surrounding surface because bleach may ruin carpet and fabric. To do mold removal, you can mix a cup of chlorine bleach with a gallon of water. If the area you want to clean is dirty or heavily soiled you can mix about 1 ½ cup of bleach. You can sponge the chlorine mixture to the moldy areas. Allow it sit about 15 minutes. Then, you can add a little dishwashing detergent to wash the area down and make sure that the mold is removed completely.