Bathroom Ceiling Mold: It’s Time to Look Up

Bathroom Ceiling Mold Is What’s Up!

We all use our bathrooms for things that create moisture in the air. A steamy bath at the end of a long day, or a hot shower in the morning. Both of those things are lovely, except for one thing; bathroom ceiling mold. Unless your bathroom has a proper ventilating system, your bathroom will stay damp from the build up on condensation and mold will begin to grow.

How to Remove Mold on Bathroom Ceilings

The good news is that there are ways to get rid of mold from bathroom ceilings. Some things you can do yourself, and other things you may need help with. The best way to clean mold from bathroom ceilings is to use a mixture of hot water and dishwashing soap. Do not use bleach to clean the moldy areas as bleach does not actually kill mold and will not clear it away. Put the hot, soapy water on a sponge or cloth and scrub the ceiling where the mold is. After you’ve cleaned, make sureremove any portion of sheetrock or other materials without it being inspected by a certified professional. Also, if there is a vent from the main HVAC unit located in that area, do not, under any condition, remove any mold materials from the bathroom.

We have seen customers remove a small area of bathroom ceiling mold when there was an air register in the bathroom. Within a couple months, everyone in the house was extremely sick due to mold spores that were spreading throughout the home in the HVAC ducts. The family had to be removed from the home and the entire house had to be professionally mitigated as a result.

When to Call a Mold Professional?

We recommend having a professional evaluation done to see the scope of damage before attempting any DIY methods and fixing it on your own. If your bathroom ceiling mold is a reoccurring issue or if it is still present after cleaning outlined above, it is important to have a professional look at it. At FreshStart we are dedicated to helping you to solve your mold problems as well as provide award winning customer service. We offer free estimates, consultations, mold testing and formal mold inspections to help you find the root of your mold problems in your home.
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