Mold Cleaning Methods

Written by Linda Alexander
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Mold cleaning methods are necessary in many households, as mold, mildew, fungi and bacteria are the leading biological pollutants found in people's homes. Areas with high humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens, or basements, are especially susceptible to mold.

There are several mold cleaning methods available. First, do not give the mold a chance to grow. Before it is able to weaken or rot the material, brush off any surface growth to prevent mildew spores from spreading in the house. Wash mildew-stained articles right away with detergent and water, then dry in the sun. Bleach will also remove it, if it is safe to use bleach on that fabric.

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Other mold cleaning methods include chlorine bleach solutions, lemon juice, and sun bleaching. For cleaning bathrooms, walls, and basements, use a solution of one cup of chlorine bleach per gallon of water. Scrub off with a sponge or brush. On clothing, you can launder your clothes, then lay them in the sun to bleach.

Of course, the best mold cleaning methods are the ones you don't need. So if you can prevent mold from forming in the first place, do so. Use a dehumidifier in your bathroom or basement. Turn up the heat to dry the air if necessary. Wipe shower doors and tiles down after your showers. Prevent mold from forming, and you won't have to clean it.


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