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Use Bleach For Removing Mold

A very easy way to remove mold from the corner of bathtub wall is explained here. Have the Clorox bleach, not the bathroom cleaner, but the laundry bleach, in a small paper cup and pour this on the mold and around the tub corner. Leave it 10 minutes and then rinse the place with water. Then do the regular cleaning with your bathroom cleaner. You will get amazing results.

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You can put the bleach in the spray bottles and spray on the shower walls. Then rinse with water. Then do the regular cleaning.

Concentrate on a small area at a time time, because the bleach has a heavy smell. Be careful about getting it on your hands and in your eyes. Do open the door and window.

By chellammal from Alpharetta, GA

Editor's Note:Use caution as bleach is very toxic, especially in enclosed spaces. Use proper breathing protection and ventilation. Here is some information from the EPA regarding bleach used for mold cleanup:
If you choose to use disinfectants or biocides, always ventilate the area and exhaust the air to the outdoors. Never mix chlorine bleach solution with other cleaning solutions or detergents that contain ammonia because toxic fumes could be produced.
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September 9, 20110 found this helpful
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You should NEVER use bleach to remove mold! Mold and chlorine release a toxic gas when they come together that can make you sick or worse. All you need is a foaming bathroom cleaner or plain white vinegar.

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September 12, 20110 found this helpful
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I am in the middle of Hurricane Irene country and one thing on all the donation request lists is bleach. There are times when bleach is the most effective mold killer. Of course it should be used properly and with caution, as should any cleaning product. I think for these unfortunate people the mold in their houses is much more dangerous than the bleach.

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September 9, 20110 found this helpful

Squeaks, you are correct. I have read several articles about people becoming seriously ill from this.

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The mold and bleach end up releasing very tiny particles that when inhaled cause serious long term problems.

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September 9, 20110 found this helpful

Even the EPA recommmends not using bleach to clean mold!

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June 29, 20180 found this helpful
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From the EPA website: "Biocides are substances that can destroy living organisms. The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold cleanup. There may be instances, however, when professional judgment may indicate its use (for example, when immune-compromised individuals are present)." www.epa.gov/.../brief-guide-mold-moisture-and-your...

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September 9, 20110 found this helpful

Please be very careful to NEVER mix any product containing bleach with any product containing ammonia. The combination can be deadly! Even the cleaning wipes may contain ammonia compounds. Best to use only one product at a time, and be sure to have lots of ventilation!

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February 7, 20140 found this helpful

I found that just scrubbing with bleach did not do the job. Just put soak some toilet paper with bleach and leave it on the mold overnight.

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If you're worried about fumes just leave a window open. The next day just remove the (likely now dry) toilet paper and the mold will be gone.

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