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post #21 of Old 06-11-2012, 11:43 PM
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Living with mold around is very unpleasant. Not only are they hazardous to your health, they are also eye sores. Learning how to clean mold would help you deal with them as soon as they are discovered.

Mold is everywhere; they are just so minute that they are invisible to the naked eye. When they accumulate, that is when we see them. Molds are made up of microscopic fungi that grow on moist areas. So the basic rule to prevent molds is to keep areas dry.

Not all molds are harmful because there are cultured ones that are used to make foods and medicines. The only ones we need to get rid off are those that spontaneously grow in unwanted areas which may cause certain respiratory diseases and allergic reaction to humans.

There are different ways on how to clean mold, this depends on where they are located. If they are in smooth and open surfaces, they can be removed by wiping. A sponge or rag together with water and a bit of soap would be sufficient to accomplish the job.

For rough and hard to reach surface, it would be best to take more vigorous action such as the use of spray equipment which is called power cleaning. Media blasting is an example of which, this uses baking soda or dry ice to remove molds.

Your goal in cleaning molds should not be to have a sterile final result but to just have the visible ones eradicated. You cannot totally eliminate them anyway, what you can do is prevent cross-contamination by not using moldy materials you used for cleaning in areas not infected by molds.

I had no idea that they used media blasting to remove mold, that is interesting. I always thought they just used some anti mold chemical to treat it.
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post #22 of Old 06-19-2012, 06:44 AM
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Your tips are very practical, helpful and Thanks for contributing to the forum.

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post #23 of Old 06-20-2012, 07:28 AM
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Its always good to use vinegar for mold removal. We use vinegar. It's good stuff. You'll want to spray vinegar in all the places where mold grows most easily. This includes places like the sealing underneath your faucets, on your shower curtains, in the grout of your tile floor, or near the edges of the linoleum, if that's what you have for flooring.

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post #24 of Old 09-19-2012, 04:58 AM
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Molds are very dangerous and it is very hard to clean a mold affected area. You must take proper precautions while cleaning the mold affected area. There are number of mold removal products available in the market which can be used to clean the mold affected area.

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post #25 of Old 09-21-2012, 02:10 AM
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The green cleaning products works well with cleaning,such as ammonia, vinegar, borax and alcohol for garbage cleaning, are easily available. These products are helpful to kill the mold easily and keep your carpet clean.
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post #26 of Old 09-29-2012, 02:59 AM
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Mold cleaning is very essential for maintaining health and hygiene of people living in that property. I would suggest to take a professional mold remediation service rather than handling things by your own.
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post #27 of Old 09-29-2012, 06:53 AM
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Thank you all sharing the mold cleaning method, I think it'll hepl me a lot.

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post #28 of Old 10-06-2012, 03:15 AM
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Molds are really hazardous both for the house and the people living in it. One should take proper measures to remove it.
In early stages you can use just soap and water.
But in advance stages,to remove mold you should wear proper protective equipment, rubber gloves, eye protection devices and a dust mask. You should also isolate the area by plastic sheets to prevent the spread of dust and mold particles. Also children and asthmatic patients should not be around during mold removal work. So its better to seek professional help. Most of y friends and I recommend Mold Removal ny for complete mold removal. These guys provide impressive services at affordable charges.

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post #29 of Old 10-30-2012, 01:11 PM
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Molds are not the healthy sign of your house and people as well. So it must be cleaned from your house. You can not clean it as like professionals. So it is recommended to hire mold cleaners.
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post #30 of Old 08-06-2018, 07:06 AM
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Mold can be harmful. There are many ways to get rid of it which use everyday household products that you probably already have. To begin with, youíll need a scrub brush, rubber gloves to protect your hands and a spray bottle. You can use products like bleach, borax, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, etc. Spray or apply it to the mold. Wait for 10-15 minutes and wipe with a rag or scrub appropriately. However, if the mold spread over a larger area, it's always better to call in a professional.
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post #31 of Old 08-06-2018, 11:44 PM
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This is great advice. Thanks for sharing!
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post #32 of Old 08-07-2018, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by greenworkscarpetcare View Post
To rescue old books, air the pages outside on a sunny, breezy day for three (or more) hours. Once they're dry to the touch, brush off the mildew with a dry cloth. To remove any remaining stains on books, wipe gently with a soft cloth dipped in a solution of 1 part chlorine bleach to 4 parts water (wring it well first).
Ilike this post because it is very nice that someone out there cares about cleaning old books. I used to have a LOT of books. Paperbacks and hardbacks. I noticed that tiny reddish insects were eating the pages. I did the same thing you suggested and it does work.

I think your 1:4 solution of bleach and water might be a bit too strong, but maybe not. Thanks for posting this. You must be a book lover too.
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post #33 of Old 08-13-2018, 09:05 PM
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Our church has had a very bad problem with mold. The worst part is we don't know where it's coming from and several people have serious allergies. We've tried everything. Does anyone have something they KNOW works?
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