You may have seen this ad circulating that a major new mold product is out there that will clear out the mold, eliminate spores, work on porous surfaces, put up an impermeable barrier, move your furniture for you, speak three languages and make everything smell daisy fresh. It is just my opinion that…well…not so much.
First, let’s assume your mold problem is one that is purely superficial, because if it isn’t, there’s no solution out there that by itself will eliminate it.
But if that mold is superficial, I’m here to tell you there’s not much out there that is going to work better than a bleach solution (or borax and vinegar) and elbow grease.
If there is a significant amount of mold, and it’s your elbow grease that is being applied, I would recommend wearing a hospital quality face mask to keep you from inhaling spores into your lungs. A full hazmat suit would not be necessary unless you’re using an excess of caution, have a lot of mold or are extremely sensitive to rashes from mold exposure. Under those conditions, it would be a good idea to pay a professional to handle the remediation! Let them have to deal with proper hauling off and disposal.
Under any circumstances, you have to make sure that the leaky conditions have been eliminated or else the mold is coming back.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.