How to get rid of mold

Get rid of black mold.

Mold is a common problem in many homes. There are some preventive steps one can take; however, action is required as soon as it’s spotted. In This DIY guide, we will show you how to kill and get rid of black mold in various parts of your home with a number of different household products.

Topics Covered

  • Safety precautions
  • How to remove mold
  • What kills mold?

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Safety precautions

Following the correct safety guidelines and procedures in essential while getting rid of mold. Not only can the spores be detrimental to your health, but it could also spread to other parts of your home.

Size of the infestation: If the infestation area is larger than 10 square feet, then it might be better to call in a remediation company to have it professionally removed. A problem of this size can release a tremendous amount of spores into the air, especially when disturbed, which you will not only breathe in but also further spread throughout your home.

Wear protective gear: Wear an N-95 respirator mask to prevent breathing in spores. Be sure to wear rubber gloves and a good pair of wrap-around safety glasses if you choose to use bleach or ammonia as your mold-killing solution.

Elimination of mold spores: You can minimize the spreading of mold spores by cleaning the door of the room in which you will be cleaning. Also, open all the windows in the room for some fresh air circulation. As an extra precautionary step, you could run a HEPA filtered air purifier during the cleaning process and vacuum the area with a HEPA vacuum cleaner afterward.

Removing mold

Mold can grow in any number of places throughout your home – from the basement to the attic and anywhere else between. Use these guides below to get rid of mold in your home.

What kills mold?

So you’ve found mold and you’re wondering what can kill it? Fortunately, there are many things that can get rid of mold – and most of them you probably already have in your home.