How to Get Rid of Mold in a Bedroom

A bedroom is not the most likely area of your home to develop a mold issue, but this certainly does not mean that it isn't possible.

Mold can easily form when condensation collects on the windows or walls in your bedroom. Too much humidity, poor ventilation or improperly cleaned spilled food items can also be the culprit of your bedroom mold. No matter how it happened, one thing's for sure -- you need to get rid of it as soon as you can.

Gear up. When cleaning mold, you should always wear gloves, goggles and an N-95 respirator. Protect your skin with pants and long sleeves.

Pour some hot water into a bucket. Add several drops of soap. Make sure the soap has no ammonia in it.

Add the soap solution to the mold in your bedroom. Scrub the area down with a stiff brush.

Remove the standing liquid using a wet/dry vacuum cleaner.

Pour 5 cups of water into a spray bottle using a funnel. Add ½ cup of bleach. This solution is used to disinfect your bedroom and keep mold from coming back.

Open up the windows and turn the ceiling fan on, if there is one. Then, spray down the area using the disinfecting bleach solution. Wait several minutes.

Wipe down the area with a cloth saturated in plain water. Dry with towels to prevent a future mold problem from the added moisture.

Things You Will Need

  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • N-95 respirator
  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Soap
  • Wet/dry vacuum cleaner
  • Spray bottle
  • Funnel
  • Bleach
  • Cloth
  • Towels

Warning

  • Double check that soap to make sure none of the ingredients are ammonia. Mixing ammonia with bleach has toxic and dangerous results.

About the Author

J. Johnson has been completing freelance writing work since September 2009. Her work includes writing website content and small client projects. Johnson holds a degree in English from North Carolina State University.