How to Kill Mold on Drywall, Carpet, and Wood

Mold on drywall can be annoying. And if you find mold growing on your drywall, carpet, or wood in your home, you have to kill or remove it immediately and replace it. But there is no way to kill mold from drywall completely since it is a porous material. Fortunately, there is a way to kill it easily even though it’s not completely gone from drywall. Below are several ways to kill mold on drywall, carpet, and wood.

Killing Mold on Drywall

How do you kill mold on drywall? That’s the common question when you have drywall in your home. To kill mold on drywall you need utility knife to cut the part of drywall with mold on it. At least make sure to cut the area covers of two of the wooden beams behind the drywall need to be cut so the mold can be killed or removed. If you do this properly, you will be able to attach the replacement part of the molding drywall onto the two beams.

The next step is, cut out a section of new drywall to replace the old one. Measure out the length and wide by using a tape measure of the new part of drywall that you will need. The part should be fit properly. Cut out the part of new drywall using utility knife. Put the new drywall snugly in place. To attach the wooden beams into it, you can use drywall screws. Don’t forget to purchase joint compound or drywall compound to apply it on the new drywall and leave it to dry. After 24 hours the compound will dry and then sand the joint compound with a sanding sponge to smooth it out. If you like, you can paint the drywall with your favorite color.

If you have molding painted drywall in your home, then you don’t have to remove the part which is affected by mold. Since the mold only on the surface, so you shouldn’t have remove the drywall. The one and only yet easy solution is scrub or wipe the mold away with cleaning product or mold killing solution that available in the stores.

How to Kill Mold on Drywall, Carpet, and Wood

Killing Mold on Carpet

If there is only a small section on the carpet which has mold on it, you can cut and replace the part which has been affected by the mold. Cut an extra 12 inch in each side further than the part which has mold on it. And then replace it with a new part of carpet, even though there will be difference on your carpet.

The same steps goes for carpet that has been wet. Although the padding on the bottom of wet carper will take a very long time to dry out (usually more than 24 hours or it can be 48 hours), but the mold will grow in the period of time. Even though the top layer of carpet looks like dry out quickly, but the bottom of carpet still wet long after. You need to kill the mold immediately and replace the affected part with the new one.

Killing Mold on Wood

When the wood have mold on it, it’s still usually safe to keep using moldy wood after you’ve cleaned it up. Don’t worry about small amount of mold left below the surface of the wood. The mold wouldn’t grow or cause problems to your home. And you don’t have to keep the moisture and humidity in your home to a minimum. The good news if the wood is painted because the mold will probably get into the surface of the wood so it’s still safe to keep it. To kill mold on wood, scrub or wipe the mold away from the surface by using a sponge, scrubbing brush, or a damp cloth. Wet it with some water and detergent or any cleaning solution.

Bleach is one of the mold killers which is very effective to kill mold. Even though it’s just to kill mold from surface but you can still use it to kill small amounts of mold and spores which are allergenic. This steps can be apply to kill mold for wooden walls, wooden furniture, wooden beams, or any other wood.

That’s the steps of killing mold in drywall, carpet, and wood.