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Does Bleach Get Rid Of Mold?

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

mold misconception Bleach is not fully effective to treat mold. Professional-Strength products are needed to treat the source of mold and prevent it from returning.

It's a scenario we see (and hear!) often from customers. Before they call us in to solve their mold issue, they tried to clean it up themselves using bleach or other household cleaning products. At first, the mold seemed to disappear and the area appeared clean. However, the mold always comes back eventually.

Why can't I use bleach to clean up mold?

Mold can appear as small, dark spots under the bathroom sink or a large area of flooding in the basement. DIY mold cleanup can appear to be quick, easy and sanitary with the use of commercially sold cleaning products. However, these products only remove the surface of mold and can’t get at the roots.

Find out how to effectively remove mold in your NYC home today by reading below.

The Problem With Cleaning Supplies

The bottom line is that household cleaning products only solve the surface level issue, not the underlying cause.

Chlorine bleach is an effective way to remove mold from the surface, but here are a few reasons that it isn’t the way to correctly disinfect your building:

  1. Chlorine can evaporate
  2. Does not reach the roots of mold
  3. Bleach can be dangerous if used improperly

Below we compiled some ways to properly cleanup mold and fungus for your home or office.

Effective Mold Removal

Fungus cleanup should start with an experienced cleanup company, like SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan. While there are plenty of drugstore options for cleaning supplies, the only way to effectively get rid of mold is by having a professional company remove it with industrial strength cleaning materials.

Common DIY methods also include hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, borax and even tea tree oil are alternative ways to remove surface mold. However, deep cleaning requires industrial-strength biocides. These tough cleaning solutions aren’t easily available, but SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan, a trusted mold remediation professional, has access to all the gear and cleaning supplies necessary to solve your mold issues.

Call our office at 212-768-9400 for quick scheduling to get your property properly cleaned of any mold or fungus. Avoid bleach or other harmful chemicals and don't attempt to clean it yourself. Choose our team at SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan to provide the effective cleaning solutions and techniques that can target the roots of mold and leave your home looking better than ever!

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