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Can Vinegar Kill Mold?

June 04, 2010

Vinegar is a mild acid which can kill 82% of mold species.  However, it also has the advantages of being natural and safe.  Vinegar is non-toxic and doesn’t give off dangerous fumes like bleach does.

To kill mold with vinegar, use white distilled vinegar.  Vinegar is inexpensive and can be found in your local food store.

Pour some vinegar into a spray bottle without watering it down.

Spray the vinegar onto the moldy surface and let it sit for about 1 hour.

Wipe the area with water and allow the surface to dry.  The smell of vinegar should disappear within a few hours.

If you want to use vinegar to prevent mold growing on surfaces, just spray vinegar on the surface and leave it.  Repeat this every few days to ensure the surface will stay mold-free.  You can even mop your tiled bathroom floor or other non-porous floors with vinegar if you are worried about mold growing on them!

Maid Brigade House Cleaning Services cares about you and your family.  Leave a comment and let us know your ideas on how to get rid of mold the "green" way.

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