How to Remove Mold from Drywall
Mold shows up in a variety of places such as on tile, wood, and carpet. However one of the most stubborn places mold tends to cling to is drywall. Are you seeing a few moldy spots here and there? At BGS Environmental Services Inc, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves on how to remove it.
- Grab a sharp utility knife that is capable of cutting through drywall.
- Cut out a square or circular area that stretches the span of two wooden beams that are located behind the drywall. Keep in mind that you need to do this in order to reattached a new piece of drywall to the beams.
- Use the same utility knife to cut a new section of drywall that fits the dimensions of the hole you’ve cut to remove the mold. Be sure to use a tape measure during this process!
- Push the new piece of drywall into the hole where you removed the mold-infested piece and make sure it fits.
- Using drywall screws and an electric screwdriver or hand-held, attach the piece of drywall to the two support beams.
- After 24 hours and the drywall has “set” in place, calk or sand the perimeter area until smooth and paint it to your desired color.
When removing the drywall, make sure to have a vacuum on hand or open a few windows to make sure light is coming into the room. Mold spores can spread when disturbed and they can travel quite far and quickly on air currents.
Afraid of taking on the job? No problem! BGS Environmental Services Inc has the technology and resources to completely remove mold from your drywall — and any other surface for that matter! Give us a call today for a FREE estimate.