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Old 12-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #31
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Borax would be a good choice to scrub mold from a surface. Regular Borax would not be my choice for a good fungicide. I don't know if there would be enough borates in it to really do a good job. Boron compounds are used as a preventive treatment. Vineger will kill mold. The acetic acid is what does the job. It would be corrosive. I would not dilute it. It is not the fungicide of choice since there are other things present in vineger that complicate it's effectiveness.

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Thanks for the info.I wondered about them.Was looking for something to use on white vinyl fence that doesnt always get the sun it needs and tends to grow mold.Heard vinegar and borax leaves a bit of a shield siminar to those chemicals in big box stores like mircrobial blocker.I know nothing will stop it totally outside in open,but may help.
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The best solution for any mold issue is to completely remove it. Any "quick fix" will simply either hid the problem or only remove the surface issue. However the remainder of the mold will still be in the material and continue to grow
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The best solution for any mold issue is to completely remove it. Any "quick fix" will simply either hid the problem or only remove the surface issue. However the remainder of the mold will still be in the material and continue to grow
Just bleach it and scrub it off, if it is on the outside. Consider doing that as an annual cleaning...

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By using bleach you will just change the colour of the mold. it will not remove it. That is just a "quick fix" solution. It will not remove the root of the mold in the material and the mold will come back
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By using bleach you will just change the colour of the mold. it will not remove it. That is just a "quick fix" solution. It will not remove the root of the mold in the material and the mold will come back
You've never really studied mold or done much remediation, have you?
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If its surface mold, any microbial disinfectants will remove it, but if the mold has grown for a long period and is in the substance of the material, the only way to remove it is by replacing the material
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I agree that mold that has thrived on an organic material will have sent mycellia into the material that cannot be reached by a fungicide, however, there are building components that cannot be easily replaced. If the material is in a place where removal and replacement is impossible, then the mold needs to be treated by cleaning, treating and sealing, with particular attention paid to eliminating the moisture to prevent re-establishment of the mnold colonies. To state that bleach will only change the color, is misleading. There are several effective fungicidal compounds. Phenols, quaternary ammonias and sodium hypochlorite among them.

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