If mold start growing on your bathroom or kitchen ceiling it might be a sign of poor ventilation. As steam and water vapor get trapped in the bathroom or kitchen will condense on the ceiling causing a damp spot which is perfect for mold and bacteria growth. Well, I learned this the hard way. Since I don’t have a bathroom window nor a hood in the kitchen, all those water vapors accumulate on the ceiling so, this is the way some mold patches appeared on the ceiling. It is absolutely disgusting, not to mention that mold on ceilings is a health hazard for you and your family and it must be removed as soon as the first mold spores appear.
In order to protect your family and keep your bathroom and kitchen ceiling neat, I would love to share with you my super mold removing method.
Grab Some Safety Items:
- Cotton face mask
Steps to Take Before Cleaning Ceiling Mold
- Close off vents so spores cannot spread to other areas of the home during the cleaning process
- Open a window
Mold Removing Method
- Wash the area with a cleaning solution of mild detergent and warm water.
- Let the affected area dry.
- Mix one-quarter cup of bleach with one quart of water and apply the solution.
- Wait for 20 minutes and apply a second time.
- Allow another 20 minutes to dry.
- Fill a clean bucket with plain, warm water. Go over the ceiling with a rag dampened with plain water.
Advice after mold removing
Your ceiling will look clean after this cleaning process, but this doesn’t mean that mold spores are completely dead. You have to treat the ceiling after cleaning it and prevent mold reappearance.
Treat the ceiling: to kill any existing mold spore just mix a solution of borax-based detergent and apply it over the ceiling. Don’t rinse after applying this solution to stop mold from growing in the future.
Control mold appearance: since mold spores grow on any moist surface, it’s very important to remove moisture from that particular area. So, you must fix water leaks, increase ventilation and clean your bathroom.