How To Safely Remove Moldy Drywall and Kill Black Mold
Video Offers Step-by-Step Instructions
In a nutshell, the first step you should take is turning off your heat or air conditioning and closing up vents in the damaged room. Close or seal doorways, too. Lots of mold spores will get airborne when removing mold damaged sheetrock. So sealing the room is important.
So is protecting yourself against mold allergy symptoms by using a P100 mask, gloves, and a body suit, all of which we sell in our mold removal cleaner products and equipment webstore.
After removing damaged drywall, be sure to check for mold that may have spread to the insulation, studs and drywall on the wall behind the insulation. You may need to replace insulation and the drywall behind it as well.
If it is only surface mold on the studs and drywall behind the insulation, you may be able to simply remove the mold with a biocide designed to kill mold and also prevent regrowth. Of course, don’t forget to fix the original moisture problem that contributed to the black mold problem.
Please note that at 4:45 in the video, he recommends a competitor’s mold product. Unfortunately, if you read the label on this popular product, the manufacturer specifically states that the product must be re-applied if exposed to moisture.
Since it’s impossible to get recently cleaned studs and drywall completely dry, there will be some moisture in the repair cavity after you cover it up with new drywall. Do you really want to risk mold regrowing inside your walls after you cover up your repair project with new drywall? Mold spores just need a little moisture in the air or surface to regrow.
Don’t take this risk. Use Endurance BioBarrier on your mold repair projects. Spray or fog it onto all surfaces, including insulation.
Our unique formula produces two microscopic clear layers on all surfaces. The top loyer is a high-tech polymer that protects the underlying layer of active ingredients from being easily rinsed away by moisture or flowing water. As a result, Endurance BioBarrier lasts through hundreds of wet-dry cycles.
In fact, on enclosed stud cavity projects like this, we guarantee against mold regrowth for 25 years! No-one else can offer this kind of guarantee.