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post #1 of Old 07-23-2018, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Best ways to get rid of mold

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, you’ll 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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Thanks for the post. This site is for professionals so I am not sure what you mean by "call in a professional". My house cleaning business deals with mold all the time and the best way to kill it is with diluted clorox (sodium hypochlorite). Needs to sit for awhile but basically it will be gone. Mold loves to grow where things remain wet and especially where soap scum holds moisture. Best way to keep it from growing in the first place is to clean after each use.

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Actually, bleach doesn't kill all types of mold.

I suggest using Borax, Vinegar or stronger stuff such as Biocide & VitalOxide (can be found on Amazon).

Dont' mess around if you think you have a huge mold problem though, as it can get out of hand pretty quickly.

If you want to go the cheaper route you can get a do it yourself mold test such as MyMoldDetective or hire a licensed mold inspector in your area.

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Actually, bleach doesn't kill all types of mold.

I suggest using Borax, Vinegar or stronger stuff such as Biocide & VitalOxide (can be found on Amazon).

Dont' mess around if you think you have a huge mold problem though, as it can get out of hand pretty quickly.

If you want to go the cheaper route you can get a do it yourself mold test such as MyMoldDetective or hire a licensed mold inspector in your area.
Thanks for your advice its very helpful.
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Hey, everybody, I was wondering if the mold cleaning procedure is the same as treating an antique wall with wood flooring.

I look forward to your comments, thank you in advance

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Some years ago I renovated a five family Victorian in Cambridge Mass. It was built in 1863. The walls (I found out later) were made with "horsetail plaster". The dust from it contained arsenic and other bad things. I tore down walls to renovate my own unit and breathed in that stuff. Simply because I didnt know better. Well, luckily no harm to me came out of this. The house had its original wood floors, too. VERY beat up.
Tearing those walls down proved to be very interesting. I found all sorts of things inside the walls. Newspapers dating from the time it was built, dead birds, bird nests, bottles, bottle caps, a postcard with writing on it and a bunch of other things.

I learned later that when you work with an old building such as this, it is aslways wise to wear a respirator mask and take precautions!
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Whatever you do, remember...

We had some mold in our basement a couple years ago, and I wish somebody would have told me to let it dry for a week. I thought 24 hours was enough, but because the flooring and wood wasn't all the way dry, the mold came back.
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This post is great, for it gives tips that are useful regarding which works faster. There are plenty of different methods that have been discussed. Each of them is shown in a way to let the readers know which suits the individual better.

The readers may also use ammonia, which is much easier to apply. You just need to add an equal proportion of both water and ammonia. Pour the solution into a spray bottle if available, rather than storing it in any bottle. Spray this solution on contaminated areas evenly and let it sit for 5-10 min. Use a brush if necessary, otherwise wipe it clean. Hope this will help you!
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