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How to kill and prevent black mold

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Black mold is one of the most well-known types of mold because of its deadly toxins. Black mold isn't always easy to spot unless you know what to look for. This article will help you to identify, kill and prevent black mold.


Things You Will Need

Particulate Respirator

bleach

high quality air filters


Step 1

Wear protective gear. You will need a Particle respirator to protect you from breathing in mold spores. You will also need industrial gloves when killing the mold. You should also wear thick clothing to protect from chemicals used to kill the mold.


Step 2

Wear protective gear. You will need a Particle respirator to protect you from breathing in mold spores. You will also need industrial gloves when killing the mold. You should also wear thick clothing to protect from chemicals used to kill the mold.


Step 3

Find the mold. Step one is to find the black mold, to do this you will need a flashlight. Look anywhere that has a lot of moisture. Look in bathrooms and near window seals for black mold. Go under the house and see if you have any pipe links. You will see a fuzzy black substance that is slightly raised.


Step 4

Poor bleach on all black mold. Dip a thick towel in a cap of bleach and rub on all visible areas of black mold. Make sure to get every visible area. You will also need to go back to these areas where mold was visible and re-check for black mold. You can use other products to kill mold, but bleach will do just fine.


Step 5

Use a Shop-vac to clean up any water. Shop-vacs are good for any type of water clean up. You also use them for big flooded areas.


Step 6

Use high quality air filters. While air filters can't kill the mold, they can help to reduce the mold spores floating around in the air. This will help your air quality and reduce the presence of indoor mold.


Step 7

Get a Dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers can help to knock some of the moisture out of the air. You will improve your indoor air quality while preventing mold growth. You can set up these in bathrooms or in any moist environment. Usually one for the bathroom is sufficient.


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