Asked by: Jenny Zscharschuchhome and garden indoor environmental quality
Can I use straight bleach to kill mold?
Last Updated: 17th April, 2020
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Regarding this, is bleach or vinegar better to kill mold?
Bleach and vinegar can both kill mold, but vinegar is much more effective for removing mold from porous materials. This is because bleach only kills mold spores on the surface of affected materials. Vinegar will penetrate porous materials and kill the mold at the roots.
Also, how long does it take for bleach to kill mold? Usually, one application of your bleach and water solution is enough to kill mold. However, it may take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours before the mold disappears.
Similarly one may ask, can you kill mold with bleach?
Bleach does not kill mold on porous surfaces and can actually contribute to mold growth! This means that chlorine bleach can only kill surface mold. Because mold can grow deep roots within porous surfaces, such as wood and drywall, bleach will not assist you in exterminating mold.
What kind of bleach kills mold?
For killing mold with bleach use a ratio of one cup of bleach per gallon of water (ie about 1 part bleach to 10 parts water). Apply the solution to non-porous surfaces with mold growth either by using a spray bottle or by using a bucket and a sponge or cloth.