What is the best way to remove mold from wall of sheetrock w/texture

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  • Kim Kim on Sep 12, 2017
    Is the mold only on the surface of the paint? If so, put on mask and clean with straight Vinegar, making sure to get it all.
    If the mold has penetrated the paint, you need to remove the Sheetrock (with a wide berth around the outside edge of the mold. Then inspect the framing behind for mold as well. If it is damp inside your wall, you will need to repair the cause, kill any mold or mildew, allow it to dry completely and replace any rotten wood, then resheet, texture, and paint.
    *****If your house was built before 1984, you need to get the wall texture tested for asbestos before tearing it out. Getting it tested is important for you and your families health as well as avoiding heavy fines and jail time for mishandling asbestos.
    If it is asbestos, a professional service will need to come in, remove it, and provide disposal.

    Hope that helps
    :)

  • A A on Sep 12, 2017
    Having experienced this situation, I would recommend replacing the sheetrock. Mold is tenacious and sheetrock is porous. You should determine why it happened and fix that before any repairs are done.

  • Lgw28732076 Lgw28732076 on Sep 12, 2017
    Good answers! Get it out of your house ASAP, find the cause & fix it immediatelly. May take a professional & your homeowner policy probably won't cover it. BTW, I Iive in Houston TX & I'been been doing this for the past week.

  • Barbara Wermlinger Barbara Wermlinger on Sep 12, 2017
    mold armor

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 12, 2017
    I would seriously opt for a replacement and a reason for why there is mold to begin with