Mold vs. Mildew
Finding Mold and Mildew
Getting Rid Of Mold and Mildew
Baking soda is a safe, natural treatment. Simply add ¼ tablespoon to a large spray bottle filled with water, then wait for it to dissolve. Spray the affected surface and then remove it with a sponge, rag, or cleaning brush. You may need to repeat this process.
Bleach is a common recommendation for mold and mildew removal. Mix 1 cup of bleach with 1 gallon of water to dilute it. Please note that bleach should never be mixed with any other cleaning solutions. Spray the affected surface, wait for it to set in, and then scrub it off. A bleach solution is only for non-porous surfaces like tubs and sinks. It is not recommended for walls and furniture.
Concrobium Mold Control is favored for its lack of bleach, ammonia, alcohol, and harmful chemicals. It’s an innovative, market-leading product that effectively eliminates existing mold, prevents mold re-growth and eliminates musty odors. Simply spray the affected area and then scrub. Monitor the area and apply Concrobium again if mold or mildew reappears.
DampRid will remove moisture from the air, disabling the growth of mold and mildew. While it is best used as a preventative measure, it can still aid in the removal process of mold and mildew.
Dehumidifiers are a great preventative measure. They will also remove moisture from the air, but the circulation feature makes them more efficient than DampRid. Dehumidifiers will be the best choice in large spaces, whereas DampRid would require multiple bags.
Mold Armor works similar to the other sprays. Spray the affected area, wait a few minutes, and then wipe the mold or mildew off. It is important to note that some people find the scent similar to bleach.
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