Step By Step Instructions For Cleaning Mold Off Cinder Block Walls
Due to the reason that the majority of the basements contain high moisture levels, they are usually installed with cement cinder block walls. Mold as well as mildew spores grow & prosper in basements that are dim, warm, slightly wet, and poorly lit. Thin black, as well as white fungi growth, outstretches over cement basement walls and leaves behind a musty odor. The walls also gather together or acquire an increasing number of dirt and grime, which gives support, confidence, or hope to the bacteria and other contaminants. Cleaning and disinfecting are important when it comes to getting rid of mold and bacteria, eliminating grime, and improving a basement's overall appearance as well as safety.
- Air Circulation
First of all, you need to keep all the windows in the basement open in order to make sure that there is enough air circulation. Then, put down plastic sheets gently & carefully on the floor next to the wall.
- Lukewarm Water
Fill half of a 5-gallon plastic bucket with lukewarm water before scrubbing the wall with the water, with the help of a long-handled nylon bristle brush, in order to wet the cement. Stand on a step stool to outreach higher areas of the wall.
- Liquid Dish Detergent
Cleanse the bucket as well as brush, as soon as you are done with wetting the wall. Fill the bucket with liquid dish detergent(1/2 cup) and hot water(2 gallons). Make sure to wear rubber gloves in order to protect your hands from the hot water.
- Soapy Solution
Now, rub the wall very hard so as to clean them, using the soapy solution, with the help of the nylon bristle brush. Stand on the step stool in order to clean the unapproachable areas of the wall. Flush away the soapy water and refill the bucket with fresh solution, as soon as the soapy solution becomes very dirty.
- Scrub The Wall
Cleanse the bucket and brush, immediately after you finish scrubbing the wall. Fill half of the bucket with clean, lukewarm water. Scrub the wall rigorously with clean water in order to rinse away the soapy solution. Due to the fact that you will be disinfecting next, it is extremely important to thoroughly rinse the entire wall.
- Household Bleach
Cleanse the plastic bucket and nylon brush rigorously with water. Make a mixture of 1 cup of liquid household bleach with cool water(2 gallons) in the bucket. Scrub the wall using the bleach solution, with the help of the nylon brush. Stand on the step stool in order to disinfect unapproachable areas.
- Scrub & Clean The Wall
Cleanse the plastic bucket and nylon brush, immediately after you finish scrubbing the wall. Fill the bucket with lukewarm water but make sure to fill halfway. Finally, scrub the wall rigorously with clean water in order to rinse away the bleach. Wipe the wall entirely dry with the help of a clean towel.