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How do I remove mold from a concrete floor that had linoleum over it?

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Posted 2014-01-08T00:08:30+0000  by lydstoy12 lydstoy12
 

Hey lydstoy12,

 

Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!

 

It sounds like you may still have glue remaining on the slab from the linoleum, correct? If that is the case, this is only way that mold would still be remaining on the surface.

 

As you may or may not know, mold/mildew needs 3 things for it to grow properly: lack of sunlight, organic food source, and damp/humid conditions. Remove any 1 of those things, and the mold/mildew will be gone.

 

However, to speed up the process, use a mold/mildew remover that will not only kill it, but preventing it from coming back. Bleach won't do this, the product shown below will. Click on the image of the bottle for more information.

 

Once you sprayed the floor with Concrobium, you can then inspect the floor to see if there is any adhesive remaining from the old linoleum. If there is, you will need to use a semi-paste stripper with chemical gloves for proper removal.

 

If there isn't, simply use the Concrobium and then use whatever flooring or sealer to finish off your slab floor!

 

Let me know if there is any other questions you may have,

Joseph

Posted 2014-01-08T18:25:37+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
 
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