How to Remove Black Mold | Mold Inspection Monmouth

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How to Remove Black Mold – It’s common for every household to have at least some black mold. This pesky fungi typically shows up in shower stalls, in attics, basements and in crawlspaces – basically, wherever there is excess moisture. That’s because mold loves water and will breed when the conditions are right, through the spreading of their spores.

You don’t have to spend a lot on fancy cleaners to get rid of it. In fact, the solution is likely in your home already. Tea tree oil is a safe and effective way to get rid of black mold, provided you wear the proper gloves and face mask when doing it. Tea tree oil happens to be a natural antiseptic that’s pretty effective on removing mold, grime and bacteria.

To make a spray at home, combine two teaspoons of the oil with two cups of water. Place into a spray bottle, then spray the affected area. Make sure the room is well ventilated. Let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe away with a rag or cloth. Throw the rags away afterwards.

Here are some other tips to remove black mold with household items:

Vinegar

With the ability to kill 82 percent of mold species, this non-toxic choice won’t give off dangerous fumes like bleach will. Pour some white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle and spray it directly onto the mold. After an hour, wipe it down with a damp cloth, then allow to dry. This is also a preventative measure that you can use weekly on tubs, tile, countertops and shower stalls.

Ammonia

Ammonia is a bit stronger but will kill all mold on shower stalls and countertops. Mix

clear ammonia and water, then place in a spray bottle. Spray on the mold and leave for a few hours. Wipe down with a damp cloth, rinse and dry. Again, throw out the cloths you used.

While standard black mold is fairly easy to spot and kill, you don’t want to mess with other, more potent forms, such as toxic black mold. This can have extremely negative health risks and even death when breathed in over the long term. Leave toxic black mold or large infestations of standard mold up to the professionals at Stock Environmental Consulting.

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