How to Clean Airborne Mold from Glass?

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I had stored a glass beverage dispenser in an area where mold has been found and am hoping that it won't need to be thrown out. It doesn't have any visible mold on it but possibly airborne spores. Originally I thought that putting it in boiling water would do the trick, but later had second thoughts. Since I don't want to take any chances, I decided that I'd ask the experts!  Thank you in advance.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 26, 2017
    I would make a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda allowing to sit overnight.
  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jul 26, 2017
    Glass is a non-porous surface so it can be washed out in bleach or vinegar .
  • Sco19943475 Sco19943475 on Jul 26, 2017
    Can you put into a dishwasher safely? Otherwise bleach water and make certain to rinse extremely well. Or try vinegar and water. If dispenser has mechanical spout, make sure to soak overnight in bleach water or vinegar and water solution. Dawn dish soap also is a great cleaner. Baking soda is another option.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jul 27, 2017
    You can either spray it with bleach or if you would prefer to avoid chemicals, vinegar will work as well- best of luck!
  • Regina Hebert Regina Hebert on Jul 28, 2017
    Vinegar
  • Urin Goodhanz Urin Goodhanz on Jul 28, 2017
    If it's all glass will it fit in your dishwasher?

  • MikkiGirl MikkiGirl on Aug 12, 2017
    Thank you all for your great suggestions!
  • Specialty Air Purifiers Specialty Air Purifiers on May 28, 2019

    One way to prevent mold from spreading in your home is to not only clean the mold from the surface of the glass but also to use an air purifier for mold and a furnace filter that will capture mold spores.

  • Ruth Summers Ruth Summers on Jun 19, 2019

    Common laundry bleach has sodium hypochlorite as its active ingredient. Mold hates it. Or Mr. Muscle Bathroom Cleaner - orange spray bottle that shows a shower nozzle (not a toilet).

    Also keep in mind that the mold might probably come back quickly because there might be mold on parts of the window you can't clean - behind the trim (or drywall return, depending on what you have around your window).


    And you need to fight the source as well.

    So you need a combination of airing out (to get rid of the humidity created by breathing people and pets, baths and showers, washing up, cooking, damp washing, etc.) and heating. Dehumidifiers and air purifiers are the technical ways to manage humidity, but humanity managed to keep mold at bay for centuries through simple good housekeeping - dry clothes outside when at all possible, and open your windows and air the house out daily.


    Good luck!


  • Donna Donna on Dec 03, 2020

    Backing soda and vinegar