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Black Mold Removal Products for Homes

When cleaning black mold from your home, one of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing between black mold removers. You have a few choices when deciding on a cleaning agent: 1) Make your own black mold remover by mixing bleach and water, or 2) Hire a professional mold removal company, which will have its own mold removal products, or 3) go to a home improvement store and buy a premixed, industrial-grade home mold remover. The first option may be suitable for people who are experienced in mold removal, but we recommend against mixing your own product because your cleaning agent may not be potent enough to kill all mold spores. For the sake of our do-it-yourself mold removal guide, we're going to discuss the third option – buying a premade mold remover from the store.

When you get to the store, you'll find there are numerous professional-strength mold removers to choose from. Any of these products will take care of your black mold problem, as long as you follow the instructions on the product label. As the consumer, you only have to decide whether you want an all-in-one mold remover, or a mold removal product that needs to be combined with another cleaning agent. Store-bought mold removers that require mixing are OK as long as you follow the mixing guidelines of each product; follow the instructions, and you'll have a potent enough mixture to kill all mold spores your cleaner comes into contact with. Of course, your mold removal process will be slightly easier if you just buy an all-in-one mold remover that's already been mixed.

The size and scope of your black mold growth may dictate whether you should go with an all-in-one product or a product that needs to be mixed. Oftentimes, concentrated formulas that require mixing with water often will cover more area. If you have mold in several areas of your home, you may save money by purchasing a mold remover that needs to be mixed; the cost of buying several all-in-one products to get your job done could add up quickly.

If you have experience with mixing household chemicals and cleaning mold, then you may want to try cheaper mold remover options, such as the use of bleach and water. If used correctly, a bleach-based cleaning solution can be just as powerful as any industrial-strength mold removal product. Many experts mix one cup of bleach per gallon of water, which is often enough to clean mold from an entire room. You can increase or decrease the amount of bleach to adjust the potency of your solution, but with black mold removal it's always better to be overly cautious. Remember to wear protective safety equipment when handling bleach-based cleaning solutions, as bleach can be just as harmful to your health as many other kinds of cleaning chemicals.

Other household ingredients can also be combined to make powerful black mold removers. Some people use a combination of half vinegar and half water, which is less potent than water and bleach but almost as strong. Increasing the amount of vinegar in the mixture will increase the potency of the solution's mold-removal qualities. Some people even use all vinegar to wipe down surfaces covered by black mold. Another cheap alternative to bleach is hydrogen peroxide, which doesn't need to be mixed with water or any other ingredients. Lemon juice can also be used to apply directly to mold.

If this is your first time removing toxic black mold, we recommend going with a store-bought mold removal product. However, there are many types of mold removers to choose from, and it's up to you to choose the mold remover that best suits your budget, your situation and your needs.