Removing black mold is safe when performed with proper protective equipment. The supplies necessary to remove black mold safely include gloves, long clothing, and a black mold-rated breathing mask or respirator. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

While experts can sometimes determine which type of mold is growing on a surface by its appearance, they turn to laboratory testing to make the final determination. Most people recommend calling experts to inspect the mo... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Professional mold removal contractors conduct mold tests by visually inspecting a home and then using a device to test the air. Depending on their findings, they sometimes send mold samples to a lab for further testing. More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Sight and smell are the primary methods of identifying large mold infestations, and while additional microscopic examination is required for determining if black mold is present, the Centers for Disease Control and Preve... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To clean black mold, wash the surface of the material with soap and water, and then disinfect the area with bleach or a commercial mold killer. Some porous materials must be replaced if the mold cannot be removed. More » Home & Garden Cleaning

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 p... More »

To get rid of black mold, cover the vents in the affected rooms, open the windows, scrub the mold with detergent and bleach, and clean the furniture thoroughly. This eight-hour project requires tape, plastic sheets, a bu... More » Home & Garden Cleaning