How to Remove Mold from Wood Surfaces
Of all the surfaces mold grows on, wood is one of the easiest surfaces to remove it from — as long as it hasn’t penetrated through the core of the wood.
If you notice mold colonies growing on a wood floor, counter top or beam, chances are that after you clean it up and instill preventative measures (low humidity, etc) the mold will not grow back.
How to clean mold off wood
Using a warm soapy sponge or cloth or brush, wipe the visible mold off the wood thoroughly. Using watered down detergent or bleach also works, though be careful about using products such as ammonia as they can be harmful to humans and pets.
Note that it’s impossible to remove all traces of mold from a wood surface, but just because there may be a few mold spores left doesn’t mean the surface isn’t clean. This mold removal process works for all wooden surfaces such as furniture, walls, beams or counter tops.
What to do when there are mold stains on wood
After wiping away the mold from your wooden surface, you may notice stains. Usually the stains will fade over time, though you can try to bleach the affected area (but know that the bleach, in turn, could discolor the surface). If the stain is unsightly and you want it removed, you may have to take it to a professional to get it resurfaced.
When to call a mold remediation company
If you’ve noticed large amounts of mold on structural components of your home such as wooden support beams or floors, then it’s time to call a mold removal company. BGS Environmental Services, Inc. serves Quincy and the surrounding South Shore areas and provides not only mold remediation, but also indoor air quality and demolition services.
After you contact our mold removal experts, we will come out to assess the extent of the mold damage and will let you know whether or not it’s worth the investment to remove and replace the moldy wood in your home.