Can Bleach Be Used to Kill Mold?
This is a very common question and the answer is yes and no! Bleach can very well be effective on mold for a quick fix if anyone is dealing with a minor mold infestation smaller than 10 square feet.
Bleach can kill mold that grows on non porous surfaces like counter tops, glass, and bathtubs. It's the porous materials like wood, carpets, and drywall that can be a problem.
You see, bleach isn't able to penetrate these surfaces. This will then cause the surface mold to be killed, tricking people to believe that the bleach worked. Next thing you know the mold starts to regrow because the bleach can't fully penetrate these porous materials. This then causes confusion for most people doing the remediation on their own and end up calling for a professional opinion.
Using Natural Chemicals For Mold Removal is Key.
SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach has always used safe natural chemicals for mold mitigation. We follow the EPA protocols on using safe natural chemicals. The reason SERVPRO doesn't use bleach is because bleach is highly corrosive, it deteriorates materials and fibers which is never good!
If you need a professional opinion on your mold issues, please don't hesitate to call us and ask us questions as we are always here to help.