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post #41 of Old 11-07-2015, 01:13 AM
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Mold must be killed, "scorched earth policy"-style. You must give its microscopic spores nowhere to hide.

White vinegar is my mold-killer of choice. If these were my chaps, I'd go about this one of two ways:

1) Wash them in your machine, twice. The first time, dump in a whole lot of vinegar and perhaps a tad of Murphy's Oil Soap to help out the leather. Let them dry, then wash them again with a more generous portion of Murphy's or other stuff intended for leather/sheepskin washing.
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post #42 of Old 11-07-2015, 01:23 AM
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Mould is a kind of fungus that develops from airborne spores. It usually grows in damp, warm conditions without much airflow, which is why household bathrooms and loft spaces often suffer from mould. Make a solution of chlorine bleach and water – usually 1 part bleach to 3 parts water – or get hold of a household detergent like Domestos bleach spray with bleach as an active ingredient.
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post #43 of Old 11-07-2015, 05:29 AM
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Choosing the most effect mold cleaning method will depend on the surface the mold has moved in on.
There are 3 really good cleaning solutions that you can use when cleaning up mold that are most likely already in your home. All 3 of them work. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses when being used as a mold cleaner.
Make your selection of cleaning solution to use based on what you are cleaning, where the mold is located, and what works best for you.
In no case should you mix all these together or add additional ingredients to boost the mold cleaning solution. Cleaning chemicals when mixed can cause poisonous gasses to form- Bleach mixed with ammonia for one will produce a deadly gas.
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post #45 of Old 11-09-2015, 11:10 PM
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Fredmore, you are merciless and heartless. That is the only way to kill mold. You sound like a cleaner that I want to work with.
[QUOTE=fredmore;86105][LEFT]Mold must be killed, "scorched earth policy"-style. You must give its microscopic spores nowhere to hide.
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post #46 of Old 11-11-2015, 05:44 AM
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Straight hydrogen peroxide worked okay, but it left kind of like shadows in the old mold spots on a bathroom ceiling. Diluted bleach was stronger.
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Prevention is best. When a house is heated unevenly (like no heat in bathroom), mold tends to grow.

Adding heat did not raise the electric bill much, because the bathroom fan was not needed as much, because of less condensation after the heater was installed.

Keep areas free and clear, for air ventilation. Mold likes to grow behind things that are close to walls.

Those little pots of pellet dessicant to work. That's why hotel rooms keep them in the room. 5 of those for $5 can do a small room for a long time, maybe a year. When the pot fills with water, you know it did its job and then discard it. Don't try to remove the paper filter on the top because its purpose is to prevent water from spilling if the pot gets knocked over. Also, the paper keeps pets from drinking the combo of water and melted dessicant.
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Your ideas are really appreciable; you can add more to your ideas as I also have some related ideas. Mold is dangerous and if water damage is not addressed in time it could lead to the formation of mold which affects homes and offices in more ways than one can imagine. Mold prevention is very important for maintaining good indoor air quality. If you think you have a mold problem, the best way to deal with this situation is to call in the experts. Nice work.
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Thanks for the tips, they're really useful! I tried cleaning mould in many various ways, including a few "green cleaning" solutions, but the mould always comes back stronger and more stubborn. The only thing that works and keeps it away for longer is bleach diluted with water. It's not very green and it smells really bad, but it gets the job done. Has anyone tried anything else efficient for cleaning mould?

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Mold are fungi that happily and quickly grow anywhere is moisture. They serve an important purpose in our environment by helping to destroy organic materials such as leaves, thereby enriching the soil. But that same attribute can cause a serious health issue for people living in a moldy home:- respiratory problems,congestion,eye, nose or throat irritation and headaches.

Below we present five measures that will significantly reduce the likelihood of mold infiltrating your home.
1-Prevent Water Leaks
2-Reduce Humidity
3-Dry Wet Clothes Immediately
4-Block Condensation
5-Keep your HVAC systems clean

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post #51 of Old 05-31-2016, 05:01 AM
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Mold often grows in my shirt, especially light color one can be clearly looking.
Can you tell me how can I do to alert it ?

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thanks for sharing your tips
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Hydrogen Peroxide Vs Chlorine Bleach

I have. I had children who had their clothing bleached when I used the other method. Plus, I found it unbearable to stay indoors weeks after using bleach. I would say that Hydrogen Peroxide is a good alternative. It is good for any floor surface and it doesn't cause side-effects like the first method does.
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