BLEACH DOES NOT KILL MOLD ON POROUS SURFACE Mold roots can create an ongoing growth deep within porous surfaces like: Wood and Drywall.
The bleach cannot penetrate to destroy the growth at it roots. Bleach remains on the surface while the water component reaches further and can actually feed the mold growth.
BLEACH CONTAINS 90% WATER Mold loves water. When bleach is applied the chlorine quickly evaporates and leaves behind a lot of water!
The surface may looked bleached and all clean again but the remaining mold growth is more than likely going to root further and often returns worse than before.
BLEACH WILL ONLY REMOVE THE STAIN FROM MOLD GROWTH. Many homeowners won’t notice that it’s the bleach causing a bigger problem.
Bleach can terminate individual mold growth (spores) in particular places only some of the time on Non-porous surfaces: Bathtubs/Shower and tile.
JASON’S PREFERRED ALTERNATIVES TO USING BLEACH If the moldy area is less than about 10 square feet (less than roughly a 3 ft. by 3 ft. patch), in most cases, you can handle the job yourself.
Borax: Use a ratio of 1 cup of borax per gallon of water
-Vacuum up any loose mold with a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner to assist with the number
of spores being flourished into the air during the cleaning process
– Use a scrubbing brush with the borax solution to scrub the mold off the surface.
– Don’t rinse off the borax, the solution will prevent more mold begging to grow.
– Leave the surface to dry completely.
Vinegar: Pour white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle be sure not to water this down!
-Spray the vinegar onto the moldy surface and let it sit for an hour,
-Wipe the area with water and allow the area to dry.
-Repeat this every few days to ensure the surface will continue to stay mold free