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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can i spray straight vinegar in a room and it kill the mold spores it comes in contact with? or what can i spray that will kill them?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: You will have to flood the room with vinegar and let it sit there to kill them. The most important step is to stop the water intrusion then remove all articles (drywall,particle board, carpeting etc) which have been contaminated by molds. Clorox probably works as well as anything else in keeping off molds but you will have to be careful about exposure. Water=molds.

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