DIY Mold Cleaning and Prevention

Mold removal must be done strategically and while using effective mold removal products. If not, it will return over and over again. During mold cleaning, it’s also possible to liberate mold spores into the air that will start new areas of growth around your home.

This DIY instruction book explains how to perform safe mold remediation depending on the amount of mold you’re dealing with, where it is growing, and what kind of material it is growing on. It also explains the various mold removal products you can make yourself.

The book contains photographs from field investigations to help you understand safe strategies before you begin so you won’t risk your health due to mold exposure or spread mold further.


Mold removal

Relax. There’s no need to burn your house down or throw out all your belongings. In most situations, mold removal is not that complicated. It is crucial, however, that minor mold cleaning or major mold remediation is performed correctly to prevent accidental mold exposure that could result in a wide variety of mold symptoms.

Don’t waste your money on a mold test kit or hiring someone to do mold testing. It doesn’t matter if you have toxic mold, black mold, white mold, or any other color mold, you want it out of your home. Professional mold remediation cost can also be avoided with safe and effective DIY mold removal methods.

This DIY mold removal book teaches you how to do mold cleaning safely to protect your home and avoid mold exposure. You’ll also learn how to make effective mold cleaner solutions, where to use mold resistant paint, and what steps to take after mold cleaning to ensure it doesn’t return.

There are rare instances where mold removal should be performed by a professional mold remediation company. This book will help you understand if that’s the case. And if you do hire a company, this book will also teach you the tricks mold removal companies use to scam people, and how to ensure employees of a mold cleaning firm are performing their work correctly.

Mold inspection

Typically, whenever mold is discovered in one location, you’ll find black mold, white mold, and other colors of mold growing in a number of other areas that you’re unaware of. Only removing some mold serves no purpose. This is why it is so important to conduct a thorough mold inspection of all the vulnerable areas in your home before you begin mold removal.

If you see visible mold and mildew, detect a musty smell, or have any mold symptoms that could be related to your home, read the Do-It-Yourself Mold Inspection series from

In this series you’ll learn how to perform your own mold inspection without the cost of hiring a mold remediation company, spending money on mold testing, or risking a common mold scam.

I’ll walk you through every room in your home, including the attic, garage, and basement/crawlspace. Using inspection photos with explanations, I’ll show you why and where to inspect for mold, and how to see hidden mold when it’s the same or similar colors as the surfaces it grows on.

This book will be especially helpful for people who want to avoid suffering from allergy symptoms, asthma symptoms, headaches, migraines, ADD, ADHD, sinus infection, ear infection, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, insomnia, and cancer.

Once you learn the methods of proper mold inspection, you’ll likely be surprised to see how much mold is actively affecting your indoor air quality and putting you at risk of mold symptoms.


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See what’s in DIY Mold Cleaning and Prevention:

Table of Contents

Why trust the author? 6
Preface 7
Sharing this book 12
The book series 13
What is mold remediation? 14
Who can remediate mold? 15
Avoiding mold remediation scams 15
        Industrial Hygienists 16
        Mold remediators 19
        Mold inspectors 24
Errors in government guidelines 24
Inspect before remediation 26
Address mold issues promptly 28
Personal protection equipment 28
Preventing mold from spreading 30
        Cases of Pandora’s box 31
        HEPA vacuum containment 33
        Damp surface containment 35
        Barrier containment 36
        Negative air containment 38
        Painting over mold infected surfaces 40
Prepare to purge 42
Cleaning verses disposal 43
Nonporous materials 44
Porous materials 46
Cleaning solutions 47
        Acidic water 47
        Detergent solution 48
        Chlorine bleach solution 49
        Vinegar 50
        Anti-microbial and biocidal solutions 51
        Encapsulate and surfactant solutions 52
                Encapsulates 50
                Surfactants 50
        Ozone gas treatment 57
Residual odors and stains 59
        Biocidal odors 59
        Mold odors and stains 59
Mold cleaning techniques and considerations 61
        Varying remedial methods 61
        Moisture meters 61
        Building materials 62
        Items in proximity of mold contamination 64
        Personal property items 65
        Cabinets 66
        Ceilings 67
        Walls 70
                Uninsulated wall cavities 74
                Insulated wall cavities 75
                Drying walls 76
        Windows and doors 79
        Carpet 80
                Cleaning and disinfection 80
                Replete contamination 81
                Isolated contamination 82
                Stains 84
                Carpet pad 85
                Tack strips 85
        Subflooring 87
        Vinyl and composite tile flooring 88
        Ceramic tiles 89
        Hardwood flooring 90
        Concrete slab floors 92
        Metal and wood structural framing 94
                Metal 94
                Natural and manmade wood 94
        Foundations 97
        Attics 99
        Air ducts 104
                Is duct cleaning necessary? 104
                Duct cleaning cautions 110
                Duct maintenance 114
Should I hire a remediator? 115
What to do if you hire a mold remediator 116
        Obtaining estimates 116
        Contract precautions 117
        Worthless warrantees 119
        Verify work before payment 120
        Documentation of remediation 121
Building susceptibility 122
Mold prevention 123
        Periodic inspection 124
        Ventilation and exhaust fans 124
        Laundry 125
        Windows 125
        Garden hoses 126
        House plants 126
        Toilets 127
        Concrete floors 128
        Sump pumps 128
        Roof and landscaping water control 128
        Humidity gauges and dehumidification 129
        Air filtration and purification 129
Helping others 132


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