How to Clean Mold Off Walls
Mold growth usually occurs in dark, damp, warm environments without proper ventilation. Sometimes mold on walls can be due to water damage from plumbing leaks or badly insulated heating pipes that can both cause a build-up of moisture behind walls. Prior to cleaning, be sure to fix leaks as soon as you find them, as waterlogged areas allow mold to thrive.
Not only is it unsightly, mold can also be bad for your health – it releases microscopic spores that can cause allergic reactions, runny noses and sneezing, as well as irritating odors.
Simple Green d Pro 5 One-Step Disinfectant will effectively inhibit mold growth and the odors caused by it when applied to hard, non-porous surfaces.
Before cleaning, be sure to protect yourself from contact with mold by wearing a long sleeve shirt and long pants as well as plastic or rubber gloves and goggles.
- Prepare your Simple Green solution. Use 2 ounces of Simple Green d Pro 5 One-Step Disinfectant for each gallon of water.
- Apply solution. Apply your solution to the affected hard, non-porous surface with a spray bottle and cloth, sponge, scrub brush, or sprayer. Make sure you thoroughly wet the surface and keep it wet for 10 minutes. For sprayer applications, use a coarse spray device. Spray 6-8 inches from the surface; rub with brush, sponge or cloth. Avoid breathing spray.
- Wipe dry. Wipe the area dry with a cloth, sponge or mop, or allow it to air dry.
- Repeat to prevent new growth. Repeat this treatment every 7 days, or more often if new growth appears.