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You Already Have Products on Hand to Kill Mold

 You Already Have Products on Hand to Kill Mold

Bleach Kills Mold on Hard Surfaces

Bleach Kills Mold on Hard Surfaces

To stop mold from growing or kill mold that exists, here are products that you already have or are inexpensive to buy. Mold can live on surfaces indefinitely especially on humidity or water intrusion. To kill mold and stop mold from coming back, a regular cleaning routine using the following ingredients makes a great plan to be proactive.

1. Bleach

a. Bleach kills every type of indoor mold and mold spores.

b. Only effective on non-porous materials: tile, bathtubs, toilets, glass and countertops.

c. Do not need to rinse unless it’s a food surface.

d. Disadvantage: Harsh chemical smell which irritate upper respiratory conditions.

Not recommended around children or the elderly or anyone with breathing conditions.

2. Borax

Borax Kills Mold

Borax Kills Mold

a. Borax is a natural mineral compound which is considered the favored mold removal product.

b. Borax works as a deodorizer, mold inhibitor, and kill cockroaches.

c. Borax kills mold and can be used on any surface. Borax also stops mold from coming back.

d. Make a paste from Borax and water to treat effected area, let dry, sweep it up.

e. Author mixed Borax, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to clean refrigerator; used on a black stain on a shelf and stain disappeared immediately

f. Mix 1 cup Borax per gallon of water to clean. Do not rinse, let dry.

Vinegar kills mold but must be reapplied

3. Vinegar

a. Vinegar is effective in killing 82% of mold.

b. Use vinegar undiluted in spray bottle.

c. Can leave to dry; smell dissipates.

d. Repeat for several days

4. Baking Soda

Baking Soda Kills Mold

a. It kills mold and deodorizes. It is great to add to the laundry for that reason.

b. Use ¼ Tablespoon of Baking soda in a bottle of water; spray surfaces, then scrub with sponge of scrubbing-brush.

5. Hydrogen Peroxide 3% Solution

Hydrogen Peroxide Kills Mold

a. Not only does hydrogen peroxide destroys mold but is also acts as an antifungal, antiviral, and anti-bacterial agent.

b. Spray moldy surface with undiluted hydrogen peroxide.

c. Leave 10 minutes and scrub clean.

d. Can be combined with vinegar to kill mold.

e. Safe, not a harsh chemical.

f. Because it is a bleaching agent, it can fade mold stains.

6. Detergent and Water


a. Does not kill mold but removes it.

7. Ammonia

Ammonia Kills Mold

a. Like bleach, it works on non-porous surfaces only.

b. It is a harsh toxic chemical.

c. Cannot be mixed with bleach because it creates a toxic gas.

d. While it eliminates surface mold, it leaves behind allergenic dead spores which need to be removed by wiping and then sweeping with a hepa vacuum.

e. Ammonia cleaning solution: in spray bottle use 50% ammonia and 50% water. Using only “clear ammonia”.

f. Leave sprayed area for a few hours, wipe and rinse later.

g. Many detergents have ammonia as an ingredient. Remember to read labels and do not mix with bleach.

Now you are equipped to kill mold and also stop mold from coming back. Make it a habit of using these products to as part of your regular cleaning schedule. After the surface dries, use a HEPA vacuum. Live Healthy… Be Happy.

2 responses to “You Already Have Products on Hand to Kill Mold”

  1. dj says:

    Great ideas

  2. Roseanna says:

    The accident of finding this post has britghened my day

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