The best way to get rid of mold when you cannot afford to pay someone

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 21, 2017
    Where is the mold?
  • John Grimley John Grimley on Sep 21, 2017
    weak bleach solution in a spray bottle then wash with plenty of cold soapy water.
  • How bad is the mold? Is it in the structure itself or just surface mold?
  • Jay Paden Jay Paden on Sep 21, 2017
    Bleach will kill the mold. You didn't state what you have mold on. If it's in your walls the drywall upto the waterline has to be removed so the framing and insulation can dry out. Use fans

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 21, 2017
    If this is mold into your walls, all the drywall will have to be removed. You need to wear a paper suit and respirator specifically ranked for mold. Turn off any HVAC cause it will spread spores throughout the house. If its one room, mask off that room with plastic over the door and vents. Remove drywall, insulation and put into contractor bags for disposal. If the housing sheathing is more than surface contamination, that should be replaced also. You need to identify the source of the leak that caused the mold and fix it because it will come right back if you don't. Scrub it with professional mold remediator. If its an attic consider a fan to remove excess moisture. If its just high humidity in your house, get a dehumidifier so it doesn't come back. If its condensation inside from an uninsulated wall, insulate the wall, you can blow in insulation yourself, go to Home Depot.
    There are lots of videos on YouTube showing how to remove it.
  • Ruth Ruth on Sep 21, 2017
    Bleach kills mold
  • Roxaneg Roxaneg on Sep 21, 2017
    Rent a mold control fogger from Home Depot and buy a gallon or two of Concrobium® Mold Control; they usually have it in the area where the fogger is. If you want to spare yourself from breathing in the mold, wear an appropriate respirator and old clothes over your own (toss these out) or a painting suit.

    The fogger does a great job of getting into the nooks and crannies. It doesn't bleach the mold or remove the stains. For that, you'll need to clean it manually.
  • Susan S Susan S on Dec 10, 2017