Mold Removal Products

If you mold problem is larger that 9 square feet then you should call a professional. However if you call a mold removal professional as them if they give free estimates. I would also recommend that you get several estimates just like you would for any major purchase. This will also tell you how bad your mold problem is before you decide to try and do it yourself. If you decide to try and do your own mold removal, then you will need some mold removal products to help you do the job safely. If you have mold in a small area then i am sure you can do it yourself. However if the mold problem is larger than a 3' by 3' area then i am going to recommend that you call a mold removal professional. In most companies will offer a free quote if you ask them ahead of time. I also recommend that you get several quotes just like you would for any large purchase.

So i put together a little list of must have Mold Removal Products items to do the job right and be safe.

Lets start with the safety Gear:
  • Respirator - It is recommended that you use a full face N-95 respirator. This type will filter out 95% of the airborne particles.
  • Gloves - You really need to protect the skin from mold allergens as some mold can be toxic. It is recommended that you wear long gloves that cover up to the forearm.
  • Disposable clothing and coveralls -  These are recommended for medium to large mold removal jobs. However they are not expensive so i would use them even on the small jobs. This will help protect you from getting mold spores on your clothing and spreading it throughout the house.
  • Shop vac - You will need a shop vac with a HEPA filter so mold won't escape and be blown throughout the house.
So what Mold Removal Products can you use to remove mold and kill it.

Note: Do not try and clean unpainted drywall, if you have mold on unpainted drywall it will be best to have the drywall removed and install new.
  • Bleach - Is great to remove mold if it is on a surface that your not worried about bleaching. If your mold is on the carpet or fabrics then i would not use this. However if your mold is on the walls, bathroom tiles, or basement concrete or block walls then bleach is a good mold removal product. If you are concerned about the bleach discoloring the area them try a test area in a space that is not seen. In most cases mold it self will stain a wall so be prepared to have to repaint after you remove the mold.
  1. Use a 5 gallon bucket so you don't over fill the bucket and spill it. Use one and a half cups of bleach per one gallon of water to remove mold and mildew.
  2. Sponge on the mold removal solution and cover all the mold and them let set for about 10 minutes.
  3. Next sponge om your mold removal solution again in a small area and then take your scrub brush, wire brush, or scotch pad and scrub the moldy area.
  4. After you have removed all the mold then get a bucket of fresh water and a new sponge and rinse the area and then let dry completely before painting.

  • White Vinegar - Does Vinegar kill mold? Yes White Vinegar does kill 82 percent of the mold species, plus it is non-toxic and doesn't have the dangerous fumes like bleach.
Here are the steps to use vinegar to kill mold.
  1. Pour the white vinegar into a spray bottle and do not dilute.
  2. Spray the moldy area and saturate well and let set for an hour.
  3. Wipe clean with water and scrub if needed then rinse with water and let it dry.
Now this seems easier than using bleach however it doesn't work as well.

There are a bunch of natural mold removal products that you can buy online or at your local home store. But i must stress that safety must come first because there are a lot of mold related illnesses that come from trying to clean the mold yourself. So make sure you wear the right protective gear and take all safety precautions if you try this yourself.