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How do i get rid of mold in the ceiling?

i found mold in one of my buildings and would like to be able to get rid of it. its localized in the ceiling above the ceiling grid above the bathroom. how do i get rid of it to make the area safer to use. is it necessary to hire a professional or is there something i can do myself to save money.

Answer:

Just buy one of those mildew removers with bleach and lightly spray the ceiling and poof it should be gone.
Apr 14, 2017
I'm pretty sure there's a commercial product available in a spray bottle. Ours say Mold and Mildew remover. I think it's by Lysol. Just use this or a solution of 1 part household bleach to 3 parts water. dampen a rag with this and wipe away. the mold should come off easily. in case of grout (the white cement stuff between tiles) you can use a scrub or a brush to really get in there. mold is caused by moisture so if you don't treat that, it'll keep coming back. make sure the area is well ventilated and always dry.
Apr 14, 2017
First correct the water problem causing the mold growth or it will keep returning no matter what kind/type of clean-up you are doing. If the mold covers a large area you may want to have a remediation expert inspect the property and have it corrected to avoid liability/lawsuit in the future if it's a rental property
Apr 14, 2017
Mold is a sign of moisture in the area. If you don't have an exhaust fan in the bath, you may need to install one. Another wise you need to find where the moisture is coming from. Leaking roof, water pipe? And yes plain old laundry variety bleach will kill mold.
Apr 14, 2017
Use striaght clorox in a spray bottle. Spray and let it set- the mold will disappear, the when it is completely dry apply a good sealent-such as clear varnish or Bin. This will stop regrowth. I would then check my tub/shower for where the leak has come from.
Apr 14, 2017

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