One of the most important places to get rid of mold and mildew, it is when you have it on your drywall. Mold has a tendency to eat the cellulose that is found in the drywall. When it first starts, it doesn’t have very deep roots, but over time mold and mildew can develop pretty deep roots that actually eat away at the drywall. Once this happens, your drywall is going to need to be torn out and replaced.
If it is just starting to grow, you can use a mold and mildew remover like Lysol to help take care of the problem. All you need to do it is spray it on and leave it alone for 15 minutes. This way, it will have a chance to disinfect and to kill all of the mildew and mold spores. After that, you want to wipe the wall clean. Make sure to not only clean the area where you see mold, but also clean the area around it, to prevent mold from growing in those spots as well. After you have cleaned all of the mold off, make sure to dry it off so that it doesn’t attract more mold later on.
If you want to keep from having to to do mold and mildew removal later on, you can paint your drywall with a mold resistant primer. There is a primer called “Kilz” that does a pretty good job at coating the wall and keeping them protected from mildew and mold development. The best thing that you can do is to find a primer to your drywall and then paint over it. This is easier than trying to replace your drywall and start from scratch. If for some reason, the mold and mildew comes right back after you have repainted it, then you may have to think about your drywall anyway. Or, you could just try applying one more coat of the primer to your walls.
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