How do I get rid of black mold?

I have a small place in Key Largo, Florida that was flooded during Hurricane Irma. Except for the kitchen cabinets, we tore out all the walls and pretty much gutted the place and started from scratch. There is one small corner in my kitchen, right where the lower cabinets meet the floor, where I keep getting black mold. I‘ve tried spraying it with a combination of vinger and hydrogen peroxide, I have used a professional product to remove mold, but it keeps coming back! Any suggestions?

  8 answers
  • Try vinegar and call in the mold remediation guys for a consult. There may be a reason behind the walls that may need to be addressed before you continue.
  • Jean Jean on Jan 25, 2018
    Sounds like you may need to call a pro, sorry
  • I had that problem in my basement. Best call in an expert to test it. If insured.itcan be very toxic to health
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jan 25, 2018
    I worked in restoration for Superstorm Sandy in NJ and NY and no matter what people tried at home, the mold may have been removed, but the invisible spores caused it to come back, often much worse. My suggestion is that you bite the bullet and hire a restoration professional to remove it. It is an expense that could save lives. Black mold is deadly.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 25, 2018
    Black mold can make you really sick. I would assume that there is still something that is wet in there yet that is causing the mold. Use straight vinegar to keep it at bay, it will kill the spores that it reaches, but won't prevent it from coming back until the moisture source is gone. I would use the vinegar until you can get a pro to check it out.
  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Jan 25, 2018
    Hello! Black mold is nothing you want to mess with. If you upset the spores they can cling to your clothes and even to your skin. You don’t want to breathe them in. They are extremely toxic. Get a professional in to find out the source of the mold. Black Mold should always be removed by professionals using a “hazmat“ suit, which should be Carefully discarded after use. Good luck!
  • Barb Barb on Jan 28, 2018
    Call a local place down there because black mold is deadly, this way they can get to the root of the problem and stop it from spreading or returning.