What can I do to deal with Florida mold?

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We live in central Florida and have a lanai that has a floor made of pavers placed in sand. The area gets little sun and not much air and we have mold growing between the pavers and on the kick pate on the walls. We had it professionally cleaned which helped for a bit. Now my husband has to power wash it frequently. The issue is compounded by the fact that I am highly allergic to mold and suffer from frequent severe upper respiratory infections which are due to the mold which of course is everywhere in Florida. although I do not go out there and keep the house closed up, it is still a problem. Does anyone have a possible solution other than moving which we really would prefer not to do. THANK YOU !!!!
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  • Ljgordon Ljgordon on Dec 15, 2016
    I would get a 1 or 2 gallon pump sprayer, mix clorox and water and spray occasionally. It will kill mold.
  • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on Dec 15, 2016
    Try using mold-away it's a product meant to kill mold and keep it off boats but I've used it in a number of other places very successfully.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 15, 2016
    There is a product called Wet-and -Forget which you just spray on and leave. It is safe and non-toxic but is supposed to kill the mold.
  • Frances Lynne Frances Lynne on Dec 19, 2016
    Are skylights or solar tubes in the budget to get more light into the space? Try the surface treatments people have suggested, but also do something to keep the air moving -- a table or floor fan on a timer will help for pennies a day. Mold is insidious and its danger to people with allergies is underestimated. Do lots of research on a good permanent solution, because your health is at risk. However, be very wary of mold removal businesses. Florida has more than its fair share of scam artists
  • C C on Dec 19, 2016
    I know it's unpopular, but bleach actually works! Get a bucket with water and bleach as strong as you can make it, soft broom, leave it on, it won't come back. I live in a similar climate zone in Australia, it works on my deck, and weatherboard house, did it 2 years ago and hasn't come back.
  • Mjs8828698 Mjs8828698 on Dec 29, 2016
    I have a deck that every year I had to scrub. Please try Wet And Forget. It is wonderful. Works over time. Be patient.
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Dec 29, 2016
    Wet and Forget is a great product. Also, another thing that you can do is to air it out for an hour a day. It'll help!
  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Dec 21, 2020

    Hi Carol, these may help you: Home and Garden DIY Ideas | Hometalk

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