black mould remediation

How to Remove Black Mould From Wood

Black mould is all over. It grows from tiny black mould spores that float in the air. Mould changes the colour of drywall, blackens lines in your shower, shows up as black spots on the siding walls, darkens decks, and grows on and rots damp wood almost everywhere in your house. And it can get worse because it can be bad for your health. It can grow everywhere that those spores land and find moisture and proper temperature, between 40 and 100 degrees F. That includes about every place in your home.

What you mostly see is the visible type of mould, called mildew, which begins usually with tiny black spots but often grows into larger colonies. It’s the black stuff you see on damp walls, in the grout lines in your shower, and outdoors on the surfaces of deck boards, especially in damp and shady areas. A mildewed surface is really difficult for the eye to distinguish from a dirty one.

To test it:

Simply dab a few drops of household bleach on the blackened area. If it lightens after one to two minutes, you have mildew. If the area remains dark, you probably have dirt.

Black Mold / Mildew

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Mildew is a surface type of mould that doesn’t damage your home’s structure, but other types of mould can for sure cause rot. Remove mildew from wood when you probe the suspect area with a screwdriver or any other sharp tool. If the wood is soft or crumbles, the fungi have taken hold and rot has begun. We’ll show you how to remove mould from wood in a few steps.

If you have a high concentration of mould in your home, and you are good at smelling, you may smell it. If you detect the typical musty odour, check for mould on damp walls, carpets, crawlspaces and, wet wood under your floors, and other damp areas. Clean up these infestations right away before they get worse, CALL A PROFESSIONAL.

Black mould appears in dark damp areas and can spread very quickly if no one takes care of it. Luckily, you can clean it with cleaning detergents, such as borax or bleach, or natural solutions, such as tea tree oil or white vinegar.  But it isn’t always as simple! You must wear protective gloves if you decided to clean the mould on your own and throw out any items that are completely contaminated. In most of the cases, you may have to call a professional to evaluate and eliminate the black mould.

Contact a professional if you see such things in your house.

Mould causes runny noses, allergic reactions, and sneezing, as well as irritating, even injurious, odours and other uncomfortable situations. We’ll cover how to remove mould, at Cpr24 Restoration we know how to get rid of black mould, how to kill mould on wood and what kills mould.

It is a fact that almost every home gets mould infestations. The trick is to get mould remediation before they get big and harm both you and your home. We are one call away from releasing your house from the mould problem. Cpr24 Restoration can identify mould everywhere in your house, eliminate the small infestations as well as the big ones that have gotten out of hand and how to clean the mould affected area.

The act of removing mould and how to perform black mould removal must be done by professionals using the best cleaning products. Disturbing big infestations of mould on bathroom walls and other places can be bad for your health, particularly if you have someone who is an allergy sufferer in your house or have a weakened immune system. In these cases consider calling in a professional, who knows what kills mould, to handle the problem of how to remove mould.  If you hire pros, read through this article and make sure they follow similar precautions on how to get rid of mould and to keep the mould from spreading throughout your house.


CPR24 Restoration is a full-service mould remediation company. What it means is that we offer the full scale of solutions needed for complete removal and prevention of mould. From identifying the cause of mould to fixing any design flaws or tubing associated with it to repairing or replacing the affected areas, and the prevention of further mould by removal and sealing to rigorous testing to detect any traces of new mould, we strive to be a leader in the mould solutions industry.

By following our team tips, you easily will remove mould in areas such as bathroom walls and floors, however, if you have a significant mould issue, please call CPR24 Restoration.