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3 Substances You Can Use To Try And Remove Mold And Mildew

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Have you noticed some nasty mold growing in your bathroom or perhaps in your basement? Your first step should be to determine the source of the problem and make sure it's not a leak somewhere that is causing the problem because then it's only going to come back. But once you have a handle on the situation, it's time to eradicate the mold. If it's especially bad, you might want to hire an HVAC contractor who specializes in mold remediation. But if you are set on trying to tackle the issue yourself, here are three products you likely already have inside your home that may help.


Before pouring bleach on the mold, keep in mind that bleach gives off some toxic fumes so make sure the area is ventilated as much as possible and consider wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth. You'll want to use one part water for every part bleach in your mixture. Wipe with a sponge or cloth and if the area if no one else in your family is going to come into contact with the area anytime soon, don't wipe it dry. The remaining bleach will help prevent mold from growing back in the future.


Borax has many uses such as a deodorizer for drains or toilets but it's also great at killing mold. For your borax solution, you'll want to add one cup of borax into one gallon of water for the best results. Apply the mixture to the mold using a scrubbing brush and be sure to wipe away any loose mold once you are finished. Like with the bleach, you can leave a bit of borax residue on the affected area instead of wiping it away completely, as it will keep any lingering mold particles from growing back.


The least expensive option for killing mold is probably that bottle of white distilled vinegar in your pantry. Unlike the bleach and borax, you don't want to water the vinegar down before putting it into work. Just pour the vinegar directly into a spray bottle. Spray the vinegar on the mold or mildew and let it sit for at least an hour. Come back and wipe away the mold. Repeat again if necessary. 

If you are looking for some home remedies to help you fight off some mold or mildew, take a look in your pantry or laundry room for vinegar, bleach or borax. If none of these products fully tackle the problem, it's probably time for some professional help. Contact a mold removal specialist like Atlantic Heating and Cooling for more information.