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Doctor insights on: How Should I Clean Mold From Walls

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How should I clean mold from walls?

How should I clean mold from walls?

Several steps: [1] protect yourself: mask n95, goggles, gloves, clothing. [2] prevention: what's causing the mold? Where's the moisture coming from? [3] removing the mold: what kind of wall? Different wall types like wallpaper, plaster, wood need different removal than hard surfaces like hard plastic, glass, metal. [4] disinfect. More info found here: http://www.Ag.Ndsu.Edu/pubs/yf/home/ae1202w.Htm. ...Read more

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1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more

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How do you kill mold on the walls?

Bleach: bleach is a very effective mold remover for most species of mold on non-porous surfaces. ...Read more

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What will mold in my house do to me? What are the health effects of black mold in the house? I have some black mold in my home, which i can't seem to eradicate completely with any level of cleaning.

What will mold in my house do to me? What are the health effects of black mold in the house?  I have some black mold in my home, which i can't seem to eradicate completely with any level of cleaning.

Respiratory probs: Generaly mold causes respiratory problems, such as runny and congested nose and sometimes asthma. Some individuals also develop sinus disease. Not all black mold is stachybotris, the dangerous mold. Apply bleach to all mold you see and keep the area dry. Mold thrives on humidity, get an dehumidifier and turn it on all the time to dry up the area that grows mold. ...Read more

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Touched black mold, how to get clean and take proper precautions?

Touched black mold, how to get clean and take proper precautions?

A good shower: The toxic effects from molds are often over-exaggerated . A good shower will often take care of it in your situation if that was just a single exposure in an office or home. ...Read more

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How one can safely clean household items with possible mold infection?

Bleach decontaminate: One part chlorox to 9 parts water makes a 10% bleach solution. Immersion of an item in this solution for 5 minutes will typically be effective. Rinse with plain water and wipe dry after treatment. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate between black mold and just mildew on my shower wall?

How can I differentiate between black mold and just mildew on my shower wall?

Not much different: Mildew is mold or fungus on moist surfaces. Black mold simply refers to those fungi that have dark pigment. There are literally thousands of mold. The scare over "black mold" is not scientifically proven and while it is good to clean up mold in the home, do not lose sleep over the color. ...Read more