How to Clean Black Mold – Non Toxic Remedies
If you notice black mold in your home, you need to address the issue immediately. The presence of mold can lead to respiratory problems, make it difficult to sleep or relax, and have serious consequences for the young and the old. In this guide, it is important that you keep in mind that these mold cleaning techniques are for small patches of mold, i.e. smaller than your fist. Any areas larger than this can cause serious dispersion issues if touched. Please contact the mold remediation team at Suncoast for a free consultation.
Since your goal is to make your home healthier, you don’t want to get rid of the mold using harsh cleaning products. You might end up simply exchange one problem for another. Find out how to clean black mold using non-toxic products.
How to Clean Black Mold Using Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal. That makes it especially good at killing black mold. If you notice the signs of black mold in your home, take steps to clean it up ASAP. Pour a 3% concentration of hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle, then spray it onto any moldy surface. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and then wipe it off using a clean cloth.
How to Clean Black Mold Using Vinegar
Vinegar is a mild form of acid, which allows it to kill mold and eliminate stains at the same time. You probably already have some vinegar in the home, but only use distilled white vinegar for killing mold. Pour some into a spray bottle, and coat the moldy surface with it. Let it sit for an hour before wiping it down.
How to Clean Black Mold Using Baking Soda
The great thing about this remedy is that baking soda kills mold but does not have an unpleasant odor or create any health risks for kids or pets. Plus, you can use this remedy on just about any surface. Add a quarter of a tablespoon of baking soda to a spray bottle and fill the rest with water. Shake well before spraying down the moldy surface. Wipe immediately, then spray down the area again and let it air dry.
Knowing how to clean black mold is only part of the solution. You also need to kill it at its source and prevent it from ever coming back again. And to do that, you will need professional help. Call the mold remediation specialists at Suncoast Contractors by dialing 561-203-4911 for our office in Palm Beach, or 954-248-3343 for our office in Broward.