Mold Removal - How to Get Rid of Black Mold

Mold removal is vital to your health. If you have a sneaky suspicion you have mold and mildew in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry or anywhere else.. don’t use bleach. More on that in a minute. Mold is a serious nuisance. It turns your lovely pure white grout lines black, discolors drywall and shows up as black spots on siding.
And it is bad for your health because the microscopic spores it releases cause mold allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny noses, breathing problems, as well as constant musty odors.
Chlorine bleach can kill surface mold. But chlorine evaporates over time - even in stores! And bleach can't penetrate porous surfaces - in fact, water in bleach will feed the mold.
And you thought you were doing the right thing.. I know I did.
Wash your shower curtain in salt when you first buy it and you will never have mold! Easy tip!
There are three recipes to get rid of mold on the blog - using hydrogen peroxide or tea tree oil or baking soda.. it depends on the severity of your mold.
See the full infographic on the blog. It's long but it's worth reading if you think you have a serious mold problem.
Lots of ways to get rid of mold, but this needs serious attention! You can use vinegar, borax, hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil or ammonia to kill mold on small non porous surfaces. Beyond that - you could need help.
Professional air reading equipment might be necessary if everything else fails.
Yes, this is what you might have to wear if you decide to do it yourself! More on the blog.

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  • Kmontonye
    on Apr 7, 2016


    • Have you had someone check your roof? The damage could be more than you suspect. Ceiling tiles are probably the hardest things to clean. Again, it might be best to get a professional to investigate before you clean up.

  • Stin Lafr
    Stin Lafr
    on Nov 13, 2017

    Is this black mold
    , Is this black mold
  • Brenda
    on Apr 28, 2019

    Will this work to remove mold in cloth liner after the fact?

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