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How do you remove mold with bleach?

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To remove mold with bleach, clean up the area, remove all of the mold and wash the affected area or object with bleach, detergent and water. Scrub the area until all of the mold is gone.

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To remove mold from a surface, use the following steps.

  1. Inspect the area
  2. Inspect the entire area around the mold carefully to ensure that no other mold is present. It may also be helpful to inspect the entire room. Mold and mildew give off spores, which can cause it to spread. Therefore, it is important to remove all mold from the area.

  3. Prepare the work area
  4. Open a window to allow air to circulate. Put on some old clothing, gloves, a mask and goggles. Cover doorways and turn off air conditioning systems to prevent spores from spreading.

  5. Scrub away mold
  6. Remove all visible mold with a scrub brush and a mixture of 1 part bleach to 8 parts water.

  7. Clean the area thoroughly
  8. Let the bleach solution soak into the mold and tiles. Vacuum any debris to clear it from the area. Scrub away any remaining surface mold or stains with a mixture of 1/2 cup bleach, 1 quart water and a squirt of detergent. Rinse the area thoroughly.

  9. Dry out the area
  10. Moisture causes mold to build up and spread. Therefore, it is important to dry out the area thoroughly. Make sure that plenty of air circulates through the room. Run a dehumidifier to remove any remaining moisture from the air.

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