Nobody wants black mold in their home. It has a musty odor, can aggravate allergies and asthma, and in extreme cases can wreak big time havoc on the integrity of your home. When you see mold, NOW is the time to get rid of it. Here is how you can clean away and kill off black mold before it becomes a big problem.
1. Baking Soda & Vinegar
These two simple ingredients will clean up mold quickly and easily. Make a paste and rub it on, then scrub it away with a brush. Spray with more vinegar and re-scrub until it’s gone. Plain vinegar will even kill 82% of mold species by itself.
This is one of the best ways to get rid of black mold. Hydrogen peroxide is antibacterial, antiviral, and anti fungal. You can use it on walls, floors, appliances, and bathroom fixtures. Use the 3% concentration, saturate the moldy surface, and let it sit for 10 minutes before scrubbing.
Ammonia is a great way to deal with mold…even if it’s not the most pleasant. Mix a 50/50 solution with water and spray it on any infested areas. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then wipe or brush the area clean. Repeat the process if any mold remains.
Simple borax is great at cleaning up mold. Mix a cup of borax with a gallon of water, then spray the contaminated area. Scrub with a brush, wipe away any mold, and DO NOT RINSE. Allow the area to dry and repeat the process with this or another method if necessary.