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Mold clean up in bathroom

Hello, we have black colored mold in our bathroom sink and on our ceiling in the same bathroom. Its been there for years.  We have tried using bleach in both areas to clean, but it only fades the black to grey and  the mold comes right back again.  We want to get rid of it for good and prevent it from coming back.  We also have to be careful because we have parrots that are sensitive to toxic fumes and my husband is asthmatic.

Thank you for your time.

Gail J.

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Posted 2016-04-14T17:26:07+0000  by gailj gailj
Wow gailj,

Mold spores are not good for asthmatics or pets either.

Offer your husband a chance to take a road trip for several hours with your parrots.

Do this once every week for about two weeks initially.

While they're away, use Mold Armor Instant Mold and Mildew Stain Remover ... the one with 2X on the container.

This is a bleach product and has a very strong odor.

Apply three treatments to your lavatory and other hard surfaces, waiting about fifteen-minutes between treatments.

Use a scrub brush or old toothbrush to scour the visible mold after each treatment.

Rinse thoroughly with warm water after the third application.

Make certain to turn on the exhaust fan or put a box fan in the open window blowing out.

After two weeks killing the mold, mist on a treatement of Concrobium Mold Control until the surface appears wet, do not wipe, and allow the wet coat to air dry.

This product does not contain bleach or other volatile chemicals ... I would still have your husband leave with the parrots for about two-hours.

This product applies a layer to your surfaces that will prevent mold spores from germinating.

Moving forward in time, use Mold Control after you clean each week.

If you simply cannot use bleach at all for medical reasons, skip the first two-week treatment and go straight to Mold Control for both cleaning and remediation.

It can be applied to many surfaces without doing damage ... make certain to test on fabric and carpet before using.

Hope this helps,

Pat InPaint

Posted 2016-04-14T17:53:54+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
Hi Gail.

I would recommend a process similar to Pat's, without using anything that would create fumes.

Start with the Concrobium Mold Control.  This product is a blend of salts and has no chlorine.  It works by crushing the mold as the salt crystals dry.  So you just spray the moldy area and let it dry.  The hard part may be getting a moist bathroom to dry, so a fan may be needed.  Certainly an open window will help.  No fumes though.  It will kill the mold but will not clean it up well.

So next use a product, also by Concrobium, called Mold Stain Eraser.  This product cleans through oxidation and requires no scrubbing.  No fumes either.  The only irritant will be the powder dust.  For that reason I recommend mixing the powder with water outdoors in a small bucket..  Once mixed, pour the solution into an empty spray bottle and use immediately on the mold stains.  Make one quart at a time.


Posted 2016-04-15T16:38:05+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
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