Black Mold

Black mold is a common household problem that grows in damp and humid locations that are void of sunlight. Not only is black mold a musty smelling eyesore, it can cause serious health problems in those who come in contact with it and its spores.

Chemicals that Remove Black Mold

There are a few chemicals that can successfully remove black mold from your home.

  • Bleach

Is a common household item that has been used for years to brighten whites and disinfect. It can effectively remove black mold from a variety of surfaces such as walls, flooring and wood. When using bleach, always work in a well-ventilated area, and wear protective gloves and eyewear.

  • Trisodium Phosphate

Trisodium phosphate, also called TSP, is a tough cleaning agent available at home improvement stores. It is used to remove grease, stains, soap scum, and black mold from a variety of surfaces both inside and outside the home. Always use TSP in a well-ventilated area with safety goggles and rubber gloves.

  • Borax

Borax is made from mineral sodium borate, and is a common cleaning agent and laundry detergent. It does not contain harsh, toxic chemicals, and is safer for removing black mold than bleach or TSP. You can find borax in either the laundry detergent or cleaning section of department or grocery stores.

Is mold considered hazmat?

While most household mold is not considered toxic, some mold considered hazmat and can be harmful to a person’s health.

Toxic mold is an irritant and can cause allergic reactions in people sensitive to it.



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