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How to Remove Mould from Your Brick Walls

Brick walls can hold a lot of moisture, which can lead to mould growth. Use this surface cleaning process to kill the mould.

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How to Remove Mould from Your Brick Walls

Brick walls are a contemporary and simple home décor idea. They add texture and a warm feel to your home. However, they require some maintenance to keep them looking good. Mould is usually caused by leakage in walls or faulty plumbing, but the problem is amplified in brick walls. They have the ability to absorb higher amounts of moisture. Bricks walls, thus, become a breeding ground for mould and can put your family at risk. It is important to clean it on a timely basis. Also, mould can give your home a musty odour.

To get rid of the mould, follow the steps given below.

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Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Cotton cloth

b) Soft-bristled brush

c) Vinegar

d) Bowl

e) Sponge

f) Water

g) Dishwashing liquid

  1. Step 1: Dust the Wall

    Take a clean, dry rag and rub your brick wall with it. Remove the loose dirt and dust on the surface. You can also use a soft-bristled dusting brush to do this. Ensure that you clean the corners to remove cobwebs and tiny insects.

  2. Step 2: Prepare a Cleaning Solution

    Vinegar is a common kitchen ingredient. But did you know it also has disinfectant properties? Add 2 cups of warm water and 5 cups of vinegar to a bowl. Mix well to make a cleaning solution. Dampen a cleaning rag and wipe your brick walls with it. Then, use a sponge to wipe off the solution from your walls with plain water. Finally, buff with a clean, dry towel.

  3. Step 3: Wash the Walls

    Add some warm water in a pan and add 3-4 drops of dishwashing liquid to it. Mix well to form a soapy solution. Soak a sponge with the solution and wipe your brick walls with the rag in a circular motion. Rinse off the soapy layer on the walls with a damp cotton cloth. You can buff the walls with a clean towel, or blast hot air on it using a hairdryer.

How do you know that the surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom have been disinfected?

Your walls are now mould-free!

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