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Can Baking Soda Kill Mold?

Baking soda is well known as a natural and safe household cleaner.  Baking soda can also be used to kill mold in your home.  Unlike other mold killers which contain harsh chemicals, baking soda is mild (pH of 8.1) and harmless to your family and pets.

Besides killing mold, baking soda also deodorizes, so it can also get rid of the smell mold leaves in your home.  Baking soda also absorbs moisture to help keep mold away.

Vinegar is sometimes used along with baking soda when cleaning up a mold problem since vinegar kills different species of mold than baking soda.

To kill mold, add 1/4 tablespoon of baking soda to a spray bottle containing water. 
Shake the bottle to dissolve the baking soda into the water.
Spray the moldy area with the baking soda and water solution.
Use a sponge or scrubbing brush and scrub the mold.
Rinse the surface with water to remove any residual mold.
Spray the area again and let the surface dry.  This will kill any left over mold and prevent mold from returning.

You can also use a cloth instead of a spray bottle.  Just soak a cloth in water, add 1/4 tablespoon baking soda to it, and scrub the moldy area.  Rinse and repeat if necessary.

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