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Old 03-24-2009, 01:06 PM  
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Hi
I am trying to teach my self about mold and all the aspects of it. So I googled mold removal forums and I came across this site.


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Old 03-24-2009, 03:20 PM  
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Welcome MoldGirl:
Living in a sub-tropical and very humid climate gives you a real challenge to keep mold away. Many folks use bleach water and a stiff brush to get rid of it and some even use vinegar on it. For outdoor mold a power sprayer is very efficient.
Once you clean it up you will need lots of ventilation and as much sunshine as you can get into the house.
We are happy to have you and, if you have some more specific questions about mold or any other DIY subject, just give us a shout.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:58 PM  
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Hi moldgirl,
its good to see you in this forum.I hope you can learn more about mold over here.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:02 AM  
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First about bleach...
It disinfects not cleans.
All surfaces with mold should be cleaned before disinfecting.

On pourous surfaces bleach may make things worse...

Here are a few information links for you...
Mold: General Information: Basic Facts | CDC APRHB
A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home | Mold | Indoor Air Quality | Air | US EPA
Some Basic Facts About Mold and Mildew
Why Chlorine Bleach is Not Effective in Killing Mold
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Mold removal is a very tricky job that can be very dangerous to your health if not done properly. Its nice to see you in this forum.


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