How Do You Kill Mold Under A House?

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How Do You Kill Mold Under A House?

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Mold thrives in dark and wet conditions. If you have a crawlspace under your house, that may very well be the darkest place in it. Add a little moisture from a leak or high humidity, and the space under your house becomes an ideal habitat for mold. Cleaning this area out differs from other do-it-yourself mold removal jobs, because of the need to pay increased attention to ventilation and the dark and awkward working conditions. Make a disinfecting mixture of 1 cup of borax per gallon of water. Because crawlspaces are enclosed areas which are awkward to work in, it is better to use a milder disinfecting agent than bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Go into the crawlspace and scrub all the moldy spots with the disinfecting solution. For a big job, you might find it easy to do this while laying on your back, depending on the headroom down there. Use extension cords to string a set of UV lamps into the crawlspace. A good way to kill any mold spores that might have been kicked up by your scrubbin

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