How To Clean And Get Rid Of Mold In Every Corner Of Your Property

December 5, 2022

How To Clean And Get Rid Of Mold In Every Corner Of Your Property

Mold can be a major issue in any property, and if left unchecked, it can cause serious structural damage and health problems. The key to keeping your home free of mold is to clean, properly ventilate, and prevent moisture from building up in every corner of your property. To ensure your property is mold-free, there are several steps you should take. Here are 3 major steps you can take to get rid of mold in every corner of your property: 


First, inspect your entire property for signs of mold, such as musty odors or discoloration on walls, carpets, or other surfaces. If you spot signs of mold growth, then it is important to act quickly and get rid of it before it gets worse.

Identify source 

To start getting rid of the mold, identify its source and treat it directly. This could mean repairing any leaks in your plumbing or roofing system and making sure there is proper ventilation in areas that tend to be more prone to humidity build-up (like bathrooms). 

Clean the surface

Then clean the affected area with soap and water and dry completely with a fan or open window. Do not try to just cover the affected area with paint as this will give mold an opportunity to grow underneath.

You may also want to use home cleaning products specifically designed to kill and remove mold from surfaces like vinegar or bleach solution (but make sure you test them first on a small area). 


When cleaning areas where moisture accumulates frequently, use dehumidifiers or fans as additional prevention methods. Finally, if you find extensive growth on carpets or other materials like insulation that cannot be treated with regular cleaners, you should consider replacing those items rather than trying to save them.


Getting rid of mold requires diligence; even after treating an area thoroughly, there is no guarantee that the problem won’t resurface again down the line if the environment isn’t conducive enough for its removal. 

Therefore, in order for long-term success, make sure preventative measures are taken such as addressing any underlying issues that could lead to moisture accumulation within your property. 

Additionally, regularly inspect all areas of your home for signs of moisture that could indicate mold growth before it becomes an issue. By taking these proactive steps now you can help ensure that your home remains free from troublesome mold growth in every corner!

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How to remove mold from walls and ceilings 

When dealing with small areas of mold on walls or ceilings made of sheetrock or plaster, it is important to take swift action in order to eliminate the problem before it gets worse. The first step is to thoroughly clean the surface with a sponge or brush and a mild detergent and warm water combination. 

Once the surface has been completely allowed to air dry, you can then apply another solution that consists of ¾ cup of chlorine bleach mixed into a gallon of warm water. It is essential to use rubber gloves when handling this mixture and then apply it to the area using a sponge or brush, ensuring that all spots are covered as evenly as possible. 

After allowing the mixture to sit for 5 minutes, scrub it gently and rinse off any excess before allowing it to dry fully. If these steps are taken quickly and properly, you will be able to stop mold growth before it starts and prevent any further damage from occurring.

Related: Things You Didn’t Know About Mold In Your Home

How mold impacts your health 

The effects of inhaling mold particles can vary depending on a person’s immune system strength. Those undergoing chemotherapy or having recently had a transplant may be more susceptible since their immune system is weakened and unable to properly protect them from fungal colonies in their lungs. 

This is rare however when it comes to home infections as an overactive immune system is more prone to responding aggressively to irritating proteins present in spores and filaments found on mucous membranes such as your eyes, nose, and mouth which can cause sneezing, coughing fits, or asthma attacks for some people. 

What’s more, between 5-10% of people are considered extra sensitive so they may suffer even worse symptoms if exposed long-term. Elaine Bignell discusses how one may become sensitized when inhaling fungus spores regularly, saying “In an environment that’s colonized by fungus​ ​you’re also going to be inhaling those spores every day and you may potentially become sensitized to them”. 

For asthmatics who already have weak or overactive respiratory systems, this could potentially lead to dangerous fungal asthma if not addressed quickly enough.

About TSP Contracting 

TSP Contracting is a reputable mold removal contractor in Virginia. We help households and commercial property managers get rid of mold and restore their spaces. We use specialized tools, products, and cleaning methods to produce great results for our clients. Feel free to request a free quote if you need mold removal services in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC.