How to get rid of mold down stairs in our basement

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dehumidifier stopped working, now a damp Oder and mold is on some parts of the wall. šŸ˜© HELP!

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  • Ellis Ellis on Mar 02, 2018
    You've really got to get the dehumidifier working again, or get a new one. In the meantime, can you increase air flow with a fan/open the windows? Don't let the mold get to be too big a clean-up job.
  • Vinegar! Wipe everything down with vinegar. Vinegar will kill the mold spores, bleach does not.
  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 02, 2018
    I second the vinager house no 3 my currant place came with a mold issue....Iā€™m not allergic to the stuff, but some family members are. I used half water half white vinager, soaked it let it set for 15 20 min. And then wiped up. And yes vinager does kill the spores, bleach will kill mold...but not spores. Spores spread the mold.
  • Geew Geew on Mar 02, 2018
    The cleaning effect is a preface to you needing to stop the moisture, otherwise you will be cleaning the walls & windows all the time. If a dehumidifier that prevented the problem from happening, you might want to consider getting a new one.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 02, 2018
    After cleaning ,place tubs of Damp Rid around
  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 03, 2018
    I would get a can of Concrobium Mold Spray and spray it. Got mine on Amazon.
  • Cku29473783 Cku29473783 on Mar 03, 2018
    Replace the dry wall that's affected and use bleach on the parts you can't re-do easily. Look for underlying plumbing problem i.e. a leak!