How do you get rid of black mold? It's growing on the wall. Someone
mentioned "Kills", but I don't know what it is.
Under what conditions will mold grow?
What can be done to prevent it from returning?
Any information is greatly appreciated.
Bleach or the active ingrediant in bleach sodium hypochlorate kills
mold , bleach is cheap ,easy to use . How much mold and where is the
mold on your friends house, do you smell it. it may be a simple fix
nothing to worry about. most cases are.
No, various metallic compounds of copper, arsenic, etc. will too. Bleach is
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Thanks. My brother in law has a job where he has to remove mold from an
office building. I think I'm beginning to understand why he was given the
job. He is ignorant of the fact that he is messing with stuff that can
possibly hurt him. The customer is paying bottom dollar for his services. He
probably used "Killz" and is painting over it as I write. The scary part is
he is probably bringing the mold spores home with him. What a carefree life
someone can live when they don't know what they're dealing with. Ignorance
Better yet...IF he screws up, he better be ready for multimillion dollar
This isnt for the uneducated.
Now..YOU have mold in your home now....all kinds...we ALL do. The point is,
do we allow it to grow, buy giving it the corect conditions to thrive.
Don't worry about "bringing home" mold spores. They are there and
always have been, unless it is some rare, imported variety. If work
clothes are covered with it, he should change before coming home, put
the dirty stuff in a plastic bag, launder it alone with bleach in the
wash water. Mold grows in dark, damp conditions. Get rid of the dark
and damp first. Clean with bleach - doesn't need to be full strength.
Kilz is a primer, not a cure-all. The label says....clean, dust free,
remove grease and mold, etc, etc. If bleach is not an "alternative"
(why not?), then mold is the alternative. Mold will eventually eat into
paint, wood, etc.
i suggest that you hire a mold remediation expert. i just had some mold
removed from my basement where there was a water leak. mold spores are in
the air everywhere, but can only grow if wet conditions. remove the
moisture and the mold has no place to grow.
when you sell the house you'll be asked to make certain disclosures...one of
them is mold. i've also heard that certain insurance companies will not
insure a house that has a history of mold. so don't tell your insurance
agent...and cya by taking care of it correctly.
That would be Kilz, and to answer your question, you dont.
If its truely black mold, it is classified as a toxic mold, and having been
involved now in several cases of it, one thing you need to know...
In some cases, you can get rid of it completely by burning the home....as in
to the ground.
Hire someone to come in, get samples, and verify what it is that you are
IF its the bad stuff, you will need a mold removal expert, with proper
credentials, and will probably find out that your home owners insurance will
not pay more than $5000 total for a $30,000 repair, and will drop you like a
rock when the claims made.
Mold in homes is a complicated issue, and it can be due to the mechanical
systems (HVAC) bad drainage, area, indoor air quality, living conditions,
No one on the group can give you a definitive answer, other than get someone
in and have it checked, and be ready for some bad news.
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