Mold is the bane of structures, both homes and businesses. It creeps in and by the time you identify the problem it is usually too late. Mold prefers humid and wet conditions to proliferate through carpet and infests the wallboard or sheetrock of the walls. It stains and discolors everything it touches, and it can be impregnated into the very particles of surfaces.
Paint ages. Even paint from the same can will not match the existing wall. Paint is subject to oxygen and airborne pollutants, sun exposure and splashes and stains. Even if kept clean, the color will change, usually lightening in tone and becoming paler. If the color from the same can cannot match a wall it is sure that a new can of paint will subtly contrast with an existing paint job, even if it is the same mix as the pigments and carrier vary from batch to batch. Why are talking about this, it will soon be made clear?
Do You have to Remove Drywall with Mold?
Moldy sheetrock with a deep impregnation will need to be replaced. Cut a couple of inches above the mold, inspect the edge to make sure that the mold hasn’t creeped higher inside of the wallboard. Clean the edges, cut a patch and screw (best) or nail it in place. Tape it and create a smooth transition using joint compound (tapping mud), and then sand. As mentioned previously there is really no way to repaint the patched area without it standing out, you should paint the whole wall, corner to corner, top to bottom. This will make the repair and re-painting less noticeable. The wall texture needs to be duplicated as well. There are products that allow you duplicate orange peel and knock down textures. Some rented, some purchased.
This procedure applies to any wall repair without impact damage, popping nails and other blemished areas due to staining.
Types of Home Interior Wall Finishes
Repairs gives you option to explore other design considerations, such as a contrasting color or other wall treatments like paper, wainscoting or paneling. Something to consider in Spanish influenced decorating is either a wall texture that mimics stucco, or have stucco work done inside. Only limited by budget and practicality there numerous wall treatments and treatment combos.
What Kind of Water Comes from Water Damage or Grows in Bathrooms?
Molds come in different types. Black mold grows in areas where there is extensive or recurring water damage. Not toxic in of its self but may produce mycotoxins, and these can produce disease and death in animals and humans. Each species can produce multiple mycotoxins and multiple species can create the same toxins. Wear particulate masks and gloves and as you’re using bleach include eye protection. Down in the cool, moist surroundings of bathrooms, the most common invader is referred to as ‘white mold’. It can be confused with efflorescence, a mineral deposit. Spray with water if dissolves it’s a mineral, if not it is most likely white mold. The denizens of the bathroom may include blue mold. It grows with recurring moister caused by water vapor accompanying showering and bathing. Green mold thrives in the same places as blue mold does. You can remove it from tile and other surfaces with bleach. But if it has penetrated the wall covering and has impregnated the wall board, repairs maybe in order, as it will continually reoccur.
Mold Remediation, Flood & Water Damage Restoration in Baytown, Pasadena, League City, Pearland, Missouri City, Sugar Land, Cypress, The Woodlands, Spring & Greater Houston, Texas
Mold is a common problem, especially in high humidity settings. Try to control moisture and condensation as much as possible. Fans in the bathroom help to evacuate the moisture laden air. Leaks should be repaired as these will only serve to aggravate the problem. If you do have mold growth in your home, whether from water damage or just humid areas of your home; call Disaster Services for mold remediation and rebuilding your home or business.