Call Me The Faucet Queen

Call Me The Faucet Queen

Black Mold Removal: What You Should Know

by Melinda Collins

When you begin to inspect your home this spring, looking for any areas that need cleaning or repair, the last thing that you want or expect to find is black mold. However, after a snowy, icy winter that has now thawed and melted, it is a distinct possibility that you will find it somewhere in your home. So, in your home inspection, if you do find black mold, you will need to know how to handle the situation. As such, get to know some of the black mold removal techniques that can help you rid your home of black mold.

Clear Ammonia

Before you get started with handling your black mold problem, be sure that you equip yourself with a mask and gloves to prevent direct contact with and inhalation of black mold spores. Once you are protected, you can begin by killing the mold with clear ammonia. This will work on tile, glass, and other surfaces that are not porous. 

Mix equal parts of ammonia and water into an empty spray bottle and spray the solution directly onto the moldy surfaces. Leave the solution to soak in and work for several hours, but be sure the area is well ventilated as the fumes can be toxic. Once those hours have passed, put your mask and gloves back on to rinse and wipe the mold away.

White Vinegar

If you prefer to use natural, non-toxic methods of mold removal, you can also use white vinegar to get rid of your pesky black mold problem. White vinegar can be used on any and all surfaces for mold removal. 

Pour pure white vinegar into a spray bottle and thoroughly spray the white vinegar onto the moldy surfaces. Then, allow the vinegar to air dry naturally. This will kill all of the mold. All you need to do next is wipe the surfaces clean. For especially heavy mold coverage, you may want to use two or three vinegar treatments to ensure you killed all mold spores on your surfaces. 

Baking Soda Solution

Baking soda is another household product that can be effective at removing black mold from your home. All you need to do is add a half teaspoon to about four cups of water and pour the solution into a spray bottle.

Thoroughly spray the moldy surfaces in your home and immediately scrub them with a heavy duty sponge or other scrubbing brush. Then, to prevent regrowth and ensure you go it all, either repeat with baking soda or vinegar.

As you can see, there are several ways that you can take care of your black mold problem at home. If your mold keeps coming back or it covers large areas of your home, call in a professional black mold removal service for further assistance.  


About Me

Call Me The Faucet Queen

I always dreamed of becoming an interior decorator, but I never thought I'd end up focusing exclusively on bathroom designs. My early work included plenty of living room and kitchen designs, but I always spent the most time and effort on my bathroom plans. Years of work renovating my own three powder rooms gave me lots of experience in choosing the right fixtures - especially faucets. I kept getting leak problems due to mismatching plumbing, so now I volunteer to help all my friends get their design done right when installing a new bathtub or replacing the sink. I don't get a lot of chances to use my expertise in faucets and I figured I'd bring my knowledge online to share it.