The presence of mold in any home or business is always a cause for concern. Urban legends may insist that getting rid of mold is either impossible or shockingly expensive. In reality, each situation is unique. In some cases it makes sense to call in an experienced mold remediation company, while other cases may be handled by following simple procedures.
Getting Rid of Mold on Drywall
If the mold should occur on an unpainted drywall surface, a number of steps need to be taken. Effective techniques include the following:
- Use a utility knife to cut out the affected area
- Make sure to remove a section with wooden beams behind for reattachment
- Measure and cut the replacement drywall
- Use drywall screws to put new piece in place
- Apply joint compound
For best results, use a HEPA vacuum to clean up mold residue. If unsure, call in a reputable company to make sure the job is done correctly.