We were receiving some questions from our readers on cleaning mold off cinder block basement walls. So I wanted to put together some feedback to answer your question.
Question About Mold On Cinder Block in Basement:
I think the wall is leaking water through cracks and now I see mold growing. Can I clean it up with bleach & water solution, let it dry and then paint the wall with waterproofing paint? Will that work?
Some Answers from Our Team in The Office:
I asked around in the office and got a few answers, but wanted to share what they shared.
Bleach and water solution, scrub vigoriously… then fill the cracks with a compound found at any hardware store… then paint the wall with a schelac, a white waterproofing sealer… WEAR A MASK, very nasty stuff… but better than living with dangerous mold spores!
But bleach is JUST AS TOXIC….. so…
Here is My Official Answer:
First if you have mold on cinder block in your basement, it’s alot better situation then having mold in your drywall.
What most mold professionals use to get rid of black mold and keep the mold from coming back is a 100% unique mold kit.
I am very happy with the Molderizer and Safe Shield kit presented at MyCleaningProducts.com. These 2 products have been used by mold professionals for years. Actually the product was voted top mold remediation product for 2010 and 2011 by the IAQ.
Here is why I recommend Molderizer and Safe Shield.
Molderizer is non toxic and a green formula that concentrated. It actually kills the Mold DNA makeup to completely destroy the mold. You can get this with most other products.
Safe Shield is also non-toxic and this product will be a 2nd application, which kills mold… but more importantly encapsulates your surface to prevent any future mold amplification.
Definitely check out the 100% non-toxic mold kits.
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