Small amounts of mold growth in a house such as mold in sinks or mold-like discoloration in shower grout can safely be treated on your own at home. Large scale issues for example, a roof leak left untreated resulting in structural mold growth should never be remediated on your own. This should always be remediated by a licensed mold remediator.
If you have a mold problem in your household more than likely you have Googled how to get rid of mold. Does vinegar kill mold? What kills mold? These are questions we will be going over in this article. Mold in your household is one of those problems as a homeowner that is a dreaded four-letter word. It is not only a potential structural problem, but mold has the potential to risk your family’s health from mild to extreme cases. Read on to find out the truth about how to effectively kill mold in your household. When trying to tackle a serious issue like mold in your home, it is very important to be careful not to disturb mold and release spores into the air, causing a larger issue to occur and spread. It is strongly recommended to not try to remediate a mold issue in your home on your own. Mold issues should be safely remediated by a licensed mold remediator. If you have any questions regarding mold in your household the experts at QCI Mold & Water Damage are here to help you remediate the problem and prevent any long-term damage to your homes structure and family’s health. CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE PHONE CONSULTATION 800-984-3573.
The following steps can be used to treat mold around sinks, tubs and showers:
1. Wear protective gear from start to finish including the following: a mask, goggles and gloves. You want to avoid any direct exposure to the mold.
2. Use plain, white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle. Mold is resilient, diluting the vinegar will not affectively clean the issue.
3. Spray the vinegar on the mold-like discoloration, and let it sit for at least an hour without rinsing or scrubbing so that the vinegar gets completely absorbed by the mold.
4. If the mold-like discoloration needs to be scrubbed: Take 1 tsp of baking soda with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and shake to mix.
5. Spray the baking soda solution directly onto the mold and vigorously scrub the area with a scrubbing brush or scouring pad. Safety tip: be sure to use protective gear while scrubbing to prevent direct contact with the mold.
6. Rinse the area with water.
7. Repeat as necessary. The vinegar smell will naturally fade within a few hours.