How to Remove Mould
Determine if the surface the mould is growing on is porous or nonporous.
In many cases the porous surfaces on which mould is growing will need to be thrown out or replaced if badly stained. This includes clothing, carpet and even silicone in the shower. Bleach as a remediation method is not strongly recommended because it discolours the surface mould but does not kill the substructure.
- 1600ml white vinegar
- 400ml distilled water
- A couple of drops Oil of Clove
- Couple of teaspoons Bi Carb soda
- A couple of squeezes of lemon juice
- Pour 50% of the solution into a plastic spray bottle, like you’d use for gardening and 50% into a bucket.
- Spray the affected area, leave for 5min (for lightly affected areas and 10+min for badly affected areas) to allow the solution to be absorbed into the mould and surrounding area.
- Wipe off with a micro fibre or cotton cloth then rinse the cloth in the bucket with the solution to prevent cross contamination.
- Wear protective clothing such as disposable coveralls, gloves, P1 or P2 respirator, a disposable cap or shower/swimming cap and protective
- It may take a few attempts to kill the mould and bleach can be used on any discoloured surfaces caused by any streaking of the vinegar, once the mould has been killed.
- A reminder that cleaning the mould alone will not eradicate the problem if tips #1 and #3 are not followed. Once you have cleaned the mould away you need to keep the affected areas dry and well ventilated.