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How to Get Rid Of Mold and Mildew in the Basement Using Bleach

Basement Room Basement and Kitchen Blacklick 5-131-700-500-80Mold and mildew can hit your basement when you least expect. Eliminating mold may not be an easy task. This is because there are times when you can see the mold and there are times when you cannot see it. In fact, by the time you see mold, it is at the advanced stages of growth.

It is almost impossible to tell whether there is mold in your basement at its early stages of development. That is why it is always advisable to take certain steps that will prevent mold growth in your home immediately, especially if there has been flooding. Although getting rid of mold can be a little tough, it is something that you can do by yourself using bleach. Here is what you should do to get rid of that mold in your home and get that basement remodel finished.

1. Purchase bleach

You will need a mixture of beach and water to kill the mold. Bleach is a very effective mold killer. If you don’t have bleach in your house, make a purchase at your local store.

2. Mix the bleach with water

Mix a cup of bleach with a gallon of water. Get a medium bristled brush, dip it into the mixture of water and bleach and use it to rub the surface with mold. Rub to remove the entire mold.

3. Put some of the mixture in a spray bottle and spray into the hard to reach areas

The areas that are hard to reach also have mold growing on them. The mixture of water and bleach can only reach these areas to kill the mold through spraying.

4. Dry the surfaces

Make sure that you dry all the surfaces that you have removed mold from. This is an important step because moisture encourages the growth of mold. If you don’t dry the surfaces, mold can easily grow on them again.

In using these instructions, you can help get that basement clean and healthier for your remodeling project. Elite Home Remodeling in Columbus, OH can help if you need renovation work. Regardless, chlorine bleach is designed for solid surfaces. You will need a special solution for any surfaces that are porous.


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