Did you know that the exterior part of a popcorn ceiling might include mold damage? Popcorn ceilings were typical in many households due to their ability to hide imperfections in the ceiling. Unfortunately, various mold types can develop in them within a day or two. This likely happens if you don’t utilize the ceiling vent fans in your bathroom. Keep reading to learn more about mold damage on your popcorn ceiling.
Health Risks of Mold on Popcorn Ceilings
Mold is considered a fungus that releases living spores into the air around us. The spores become active if they find a porous surface full of moisture and warmth. As the mold colony grows, it releases more microscopic spores into the air. If your property has mold damage, you may experience several of the following symptoms:
- Frequent asthma attacks
- Allergic skin reactions
- Disease flare-ups
Mold Prevention on Popcorn Ceilings
Moisture is vital for mold to grow and survive. The great news is that you may prevent it by completing the following strategies:
- Besides indoor humidity and rising steam, a minor roof leak or a clogged gutter may cause mold to grow on your popcorn ceiling. So, it’s best to hire a mold remediation company to repair any leaks immediately. Call North Arundel Contracting at 410‐766‐2855 for mold remediation services!
- Basements and downstairs bedrooms tend to get mold, especially when summer temperatures and humidity are high. One solution is using a dehumidifier to operate in these common areas to absorb the mold spores.
- Perform regular maintenance during the spring or early summer to confirm that your air conditioner is running well to get low indoor humidity levels.
Eliminate Mold from Your Popcorn Ceiling
You may be able to clean away the early signs of mold damage with a spray bottle consisting of a teaspoon of baking soda and water. After spraying the affected area, wait a couple of minutes and delicately brush or sponge the area to remove the mold. Also, ventilate the damaged areas so they can completely dry. Otherwise, contact a mold remediation professional if your popcorn ceiling has significant mold damage.
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