How to Remove Mold in Your Home

Remove Mold using a bucket, gloves and bleachWhen you discover an area where mold is exposed in your home during cleaning, moving or renovations this can usually be cleaned using simple household items. Here are a few tips for how to remove mold in your home. You can do this in the safest way by following these guidelines for small surface mold removal:


For a serious mold problem it is advisable to get an evaluation from a qualified mold remediation specialist. To find one in your area check your Yellow Pages or on the internet.





Here’s how to remove mold from interior walls and surfaces:

  •  Have a well ventilated room (windows or doors open, fans blowing)
  • Gather necessary materials: rubber gloves, goggles or face shield (for splashes), sponge, scrub brush, bucket, chlorine bleach, water and dry rags or towels
  • Put on the goggles or face shield and the rubber gloves and proceed as listed below
  • Make removal solution using the standard ratio of 1.10, which means 1 part bleach to 9 parts water – 12 ounces [1 ¼ cups] of liquid bleach per gallon of tepid water.
  • Apply solution using the sponge or scrub brush. A more resistant mold may require the brush and a longer scrubbing time
  • Allow the solution to work for ten minutes
  • Rinse the area with clean, plain water using the sponge. Rinse the sponge frequently.
  • Allow the area to air dry naturally

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