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post #21 of Old 03-04-2011, 01:24 PM
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I hear alot of good things about Sporicidin for killing mold. It is EPA, FDA and OSHA compliant.
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post #22 of Old 03-16-2011, 10:17 AM
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If you have any concerns about mold levels in your home, I'd recommend talking to a pro about having a mold test performed. As previously discusssed having high levels of mold in your home can cause a litany of medical ailments
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post #23 of Old 10-14-2011, 01:01 PM
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The best way to "kill" mold is to REMOVE it. Removal is the only effective way to ensure it will not come back. Mold spores can be brought back to life under the right conditions if they are not removed entirely. We have seen this many times when mold removal Tampa projects are not done correctly here in Florida.
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post #24 of Old 10-22-2011, 05:57 PM
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I have never heard of using vinegar or baking soda for mold before, but I do use bleach. I have to do the inside of our windowsill about twice a year although it might be mildew and not mold. It's kind of a green color and not black.
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post #25 of Old 11-02-2011, 01:42 AM
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Good ole Bleach

Any time I have encountered mold or mildew of any kind I have found that nothing works better than bleach and water. A cup of bleach for every gallon of water should be fine!

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post #26 of Old 05-19-2012, 03:08 AM
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Mold removal is a very tedious job. Mold is very dangerous for health also and Molds can be remove by calling a good and professional cleaning service.
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post #27 of Old 06-01-2012, 05:19 AM
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I also agree with the fact that its important to call in professionals to get rid of mold in your home and to have a health environment in your home.
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post #28 of Old 06-13-2012, 10:30 AM
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Keep your home from molds

Since most of you here did a good job in advising how to get rid of molds, it would be great also to know how to prevent them. I agree with "westflo" that 'Prevention is better than Cure'. I've researched an article on how to keep these risky organisms away from your family.

Keep your home molds-free.
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post #29 of Old 06-22-2012, 10:33 AM
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Mold causes serious health concerns and costly renovations to your home. We will remove the mold, spores, and odors.
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post #30 of Old 10-17-2013, 10:24 PM
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The prevention of mold usually depends on the absence of moisture. Recognizing the signs of growth can also help you get rid of the problem earlier. A musty or mildew smell is the most common sign.
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post #31 of Old 07-26-2018, 02:19 PM
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I can tell a lot of people that replied simply did so just to drop their link...

Killing mold actually isn't always a priority.

Why do you ask?

Sometimes dominant mold or "dead mold" can be more harmful to your health than living mold.

Now obviously you don't want mold on your walls as it's an eyesore, so wiping down surface mold with Biocide or a similar chemical will solve that problem.

If you really are concerned about if the mold you're seeing is harmful or not, I would call a licensed mold inspector to check it out.

Depending on what they say, then go from there if you need further steps such as mold remediation to properly clean the mold.

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post #32 of Old 08-06-2018, 07:09 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 #33 of Old 09-17-2018, 10:02 AM
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OSHA as well as the EPA have recently changed their guidelines to exclude their recommendation of using of bleach to kill mold.

Bleach is typically used to remove stains from clothing. The main ingredient in common bleach products is chlorine and the majority of mold spores are chlorine resistant. When you use bleach on mold the chlorine quickly evaporates leaving only water behind. You are, in essence feeding the mold the water it needs to thrive. The bleach will turn the spores translucent and give you a false impression that itís gone. The reality is, it leaves the roots intact, they grow even deeper and now your mold problem is worse than ever before. Soon, the color returns. People say, ďthe mold is backĒ, but the mold never actually left.

It is recommended to use a product containing a biocide and even a mold bomb fogger to kill the mold and the mycotoxins the spores leave behind.
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post #34 of Old 10-02-2018, 01:26 PM
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In my opinion, vinegar spray is the best way to kill molds.
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post #35 of Old 10-19-2018, 03:31 AM
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Thanks for sharing the information...
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post #36 of Old 10-24-2018, 07:47 AM
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Mold is a natural fungus made up of small biological organisms. One important thing to keep in your mind is that mold growth occurs under the moist condition which releases spores in the air with high-risks of rashes, headaches, and asthma attacks.

As soon as you find the mold growth, start by applying a temporary barrier with few remedies available at your home.
Bleach is the long known effective home remedy to apply including other household cleanersí vinegar and borax.

As the only removal of mold isnít the solution, you have to kill the mold or else it will grow back causing compromised health conditions and respiratory illnesses.

A few years back, I experienced severe mold growth at my home and the experts at Titan Restoration helped me with mold remediation.
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post #37 of Old 05-20-2019, 04:35 AM
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How to Kill Mold with Bleach

  1. Bleach produces harsh fumes so make sure the area is well ventilated before you begin. You should also wear gloves during the process to protect your hands.
  2. For killing mold with bleach use a ratio of one cup of bleach per gallon of water (ie about 1 part bleach to 10 parts water).
  3. Apply the solution to non-porous surfaces with mold growth either by using a spray bottle or by using a bucket and a sponge or cloth.
  4. You don't need to rinse the surface afterwards (unless it is used for food preparation or a surface which may be touched by small children or pets) as the bleach will inhibit mold growing in the future.
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