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Chlorine bleach can be used to destroy living organisms such as black mold. However, chemicals like bleach are not recommended for use in routine mold cleanup. Bleach should never be mixed with other cleaning solutions or detergents, as the mixture could produce toxic f...


To kill mold with bleach, use a ratio of 1 cup bleach for every gallon of water. Bleach can only effectively kill mold on nonporous surfaces as it is unable to penetrate into materials with deep pores such as cinder block, wood, carpet or ceiling tiles.


While bleach kills the mold it comes into contact with, it is not efficient for killing mold growing on porous substrates because it does not penetrate these substrates well. Bleach is suitable for removing mold growing on hard, non-porous surfaces only.


To kill black mold, wash the moldy area with detergent, then coat it with a bleach and water solution. Finally, apply a borate-based solution to the area. Allow the surface to dry completely between each step.


A borax and water solution or undiluted distilled vinegar can be used to kill mold. Borax should be mixed with water in a 1 cup to 1 gallon ratio.


To kill mold with chlorine bleach, make a solution of 3/4 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of warm water. First, clean the area to be treated with household cleaner that contains neither chlorine bleach nor ammonia.


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.