What is the best way to clean up mold? My shed developed a leak and
everything inside is now covered with a greenish, powdery mold. I've
patched up the leak and started wiping down things with rags moistened with
Clorox. When that's done, I wonder what else I should do. I have a
portable dehumidifier, a space heater and some powerful fans. I recall
seeing (here I think) that I should acquire a UV device to kill any remain
Any and all ideas appreciated.
Hmm, how did we get from shed to car?
Is there a car in the shed?
Mold grows on just about everything outdoors.
When you wiped down the interior with bleach I think
you should have gotten the interior of the shed down to
Mold likes darkness and moisture.
If you take the contents out into the sun and ventilate
you should be okay.
HOWEVER, with a wife involved...
No. Just reverse serendipity. It's been warm, dark and wet this winter and
the sunroof drain plugged up and I didn't catch it in time because we don't
use that car much. There's stinking mold everywhere.
Just checked the weather - partly to mostly cloudy for the next 5 days
ending with snow. )-:
Yep. It's probably never going to be clean enough. Maybe a blessing in
disguise and time for a new used car.
Never use a portable anything in a mold contaminated area which
you ever intend to use or store inside your house ever again...
All you would be doing by that is spreading the various mold
spores inside which you never want to do...
If you really want to get rid of the mold, spray it down with a
strong beach solution like others have said during a long dry
weather period -- allow it to dry out completely then use a
Kilz type primer paint to encapsulate whatever mold you
were not able to kill...
<<You already have a UV device that will do that,. Place the effected
objects out in the sun.
Part of the problem is that the sun has been unavailable - which helped lead
to the mold problem to begin with. It's getting cooked overnight with a
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