Surprised to see black spots on the ceiling? It can happen to anyone while taking a hot shower or a relaxing bath that you look up and find the mold turning into black dots.
This is a usual happening in our day-to-day life. The situation can become worse, especially when the home is in a moist place.
This mold growing all over the bathroom is not a long-term problem. You can get rid of these black spots with just a few supplies and easy-to-follow procedures.
Causes Of Black Spots
The one common cause behind the development of black spots on the ceiling is moisture.
If while taking a shower you looked up and found the black spots, it means that the following reasons are causing the black spots to grow on the surface above your head:
- The moisture that is not finding any way to go out.
- The steam is arising because of hot showers or bathtubs. If the steam does not find some vent to go out, it is likely to stay within and settle on the ceiling. In case the home dwellers do not handle it properly, it can cause spores to develop.
Risks Of Black Spots
Although the black spots appear like a thin layer on the ceiling’s surface, if they stay for a long time, they can cause several health problems ranging from minor to major.
The common health problems associated with the molds include nasal and throat irritation, coughing, chest congestion leading to wheezing, eye infections, and in intense conditions, skin irritation.
The people with weaker immunity may suffer from lung infections too that may lead to breathing problems.
Cleaning The Molds From The Bathroom Ceiling
Before things get out of hand and the black spots become a challenge, it is important to clear the bathroom ceiling.
Here are the easy-to-follow steps that can help you clean the haunting black signs of mold on the ceilings:
- Use a store-bought mold cleaner to clear the mold signs on the ceiling. You can also use the mixture of the routine dish soap and water.
- Let the ceiling dry completely.
- Use a spray bottle or a sponge to use the mixture comprising a quarter cup of bleach and one quart of water. Keep a window or door open for proper ventilation. Also, wear gloves to keep the mixture away from the skin.
- The safe alternative of the bleach and water mixture is the white vinegar and water mixture.
- Spray either of the mixtures on the affected surface and wipe it thoroughly.
- Wait until it dries completely.
Besides cleaning the mold from the ceiling, it is equally important to prevent future growth of the molds.
It is very important to keep the bathroom well ventilated to avoid any future growth.
Using ceiling fans, exhaust fans, ducts, or vents can save space from molds’ growth.