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You Will Need
- White vinegar
- Chlorine bleach
- Spray bottle
- Filtered mask
- Stiff brush (optional)
Machine wash clothes
Machine wash moldy clothes in hot water, adding a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle.
Replace drywall and insulation
Remove and replace moldy drywall, insulation, carpeting, and ceiling tiles as soon as possible. Mold is impossible to remove from these items.
Wear a filtered mask
Wear a filtered mask anytime you are working in a moldy area so you do not inhale mold spores.
Wash hard surfaces
Scrub hard surfaces with a solution of two parts white vinegar and one part water. For tough areas, use straight vinegar.
Mix equal parts bleach and water
Clean mold from grout by mixing equal parts bleach and water in a spray bottle. Spray it on the grout, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse.
Use a dehumidifier
Use a dehumidifier set between 30 and 60 percent in your basement to eliminate moisture, which breeds mold.
Clean moldy shower mat
Remove mold from your shower mat by soaking it in a solution of 1/8 cup chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of water for 3 to 4 hours.