Monday, September 21, 2015

Cleaning Mold from Bathroom Ceiling

Keeping mold out of your bathroom is a tricky task. It's hard to prevent mold in places that experience plenty of moisture and humidity on the daily. Still it is essential to remove mold as soon as you spot it. There are many reasons you want spores out of your bathroom. Not only does mold smell and look bad, it is a health hazard and it can damage your home. So, how do you keep it at bay? There are many store-bought cleaning products touted as mold removers but most of them are just as toxic as mold itself and you want them out of your way. The best way to go is to use your own ingredients (we use a little bit of bleach to do the trick though). At least you'll know what to protect yourself from. Here is how to clean mold from your bathroom ceiling.

Cleaning Mold from Bathroom Ceiling
Examine your ceiling

If you have spotted mold on your bathroom ceiling, it's a good thing to examine it before you start cleaning. Take a good look at the ceiling. If there is mold, there should be black or green spots of different sizes all over the surface or in one area of your ceiling. 

Prepare a solution 

The next thing you want to do is prepare a cleaning solution that will get rid of mold. It's best to put on a cotton face mask, gloves and goggles for protection. Also, make sure to open a window and close all vents off to keep mold spores from spreading. Mix 1/3 cup of laundry detergent, ½ cup of bleach and one gallon of hot water into a bucket. Stir well. Be careful. You don't want the solution to spatter outside the container.


The next step is to start cleaning. You may want to use a ladder to reach the ceiling. Be careful not to fall during cleaning. Take a clean sponge and soak it into the solution you just made. Scrub the affected area. Start at one corner until you work your way to the final spot.

When you are done cleaning, take another clean sponge and soak it into plain water. Rinse the ceiling. Turn on the fan and let it work for about half an hour. If necessary, repeat the procedure again. Even though the ceiling may seem clean, there still may be mold spores. What you need to do is apply a solution of borax and water onto the ceiling. Don't rinse. This step provided by Domestic Cleaners in Greenwich aims at killing all remaining spores and preventing mold growth in the future.

Additional tips

The fact that you cleaned all the mold in your bathroom doesn't mean that no mold will form in the future. Since your bathroom is constantly exposed to moisture, it is likely that spores reappear every now and then. Hence, you need to reduce moisture in the room. The first thing to do is to increase ventilation, whether you open windows or run the exhaust fan. The next step is to fix any water leaks that may be causing more moisture problems. And finally, be sure to clean your bathroom occasionally to prevent mold and mildew formation.

Additionally, if you regularly spray your bathroom ceiling with undiluted vinegar, you will prevent mold formation in the first place. Vinegar is very harsh on mold. While it may not be as effective in removing mold as other products, it still works wonders on keeping spores at bay. Prevention is the best cure.  

Hopefully, these tips will help you to keep mold out of your bathroom.  

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  1. Prevention is so important with mold and cleaning it as soon as you spot it. Thanks for these tips, Sweet.