To remove black mold, wash the affected area with detergent, and disinfect the area to kill the mold spores. It is necessary to eliminate any sources of moisture in the room to remove the mold successfully. The removal process can be completed in a few hours.
- Prepare for the removal
Eliminate moisture sources in the room that promote mold growth before cleaning the area. To prevent the spread of mold spores, seal off any adjacent rooms using plastic sheeting. Wear safety gear, such as gloves and a respirator, to prevent contact with the spores, and open the windows in the room to improve ventilation.
- Wash the affected area
If the affected area is dry, spray it with plain water to reduce airborne mold spores in the room. Use water and detergent to remove surface mold, and rinse the area with clean water. Dispose of cleaning materials, such as the sponge used to clean the mold, in a sealed garbage bag immediately after cleaning.
- Disinfect the area
Treat the area with a commercial product designed to kill black mold, or disinfect the area with a mixture of 1 cup of bleach in a gallon of water. Allow the area to dry completely.