Friday, March 26, 2010

Why Using Bleach to Get Rid of Mold is Ineffective

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There's been a lot of confusion as to whether chlorine bleach has the ability to get rid of mold and sanitize the infested areas for permanent results. The verdict is out, and it is proven to be ineffective for long lasting results as black mold removal since it is not able to totally uproot and kill all mold spores and prevent multiplication. In fact, bleach is only good for changing the color of the mold and watering the mold spores and roots. And there is an issue of wear and tear accelerated by chlorine bleach speeding up the corrosion of materials as well as wearing down the fibers in the porous materials. In fact, chlorine bleach is not endorsed by EPA as a sanitizing agent to get rid of mold in the black mold removal process.

While it is true that chlorine bleach kills bacteria and viruses, it has not been effective when used to get rid of mold on non-porous surfaces. The key reason is that bleach itself is 99 percent water and water is the main component that the infamous fungus thrives and multiplies. Common scenarios are such that when liquid bleach is used on them, they multiply within a short period twice the amount than the original before the process.

Chlorine bleach simply does not penetrate into drywall and wood, only staying on the surface while mold continues to multiply inside the said construction materials. As liquid bleach is used, the liquid content continues to feed mold growth, rather than kill them and this literally causes the intense growth instead, hence spreading the problem even more then ever.

Chlorine bleach is incapable of get rid of mold by killing its roots. While many mold removal companies resort to strong but proprietary chemical agents to for mold cleanup which enables users to uproot the problem once and for all. These agents are often not bleach which is considered mild disinfectants largely used in the kitchen, bathrooms as well as laundry.

Any potency of chlorine bleach is literally diminished over time, from the moment they are manufactured and bottled into their plastic containers. Liquid bleach tends to loss more than half of its killing power even when unopened, after just three months from the moment they are bottled. The main reason is that chlorine is capable to escaping through the plastic containers.

Finally, chlorine bleach gives off pungent and harmful gases that are health risks to humans and animals. It contains a key component of dioxin, which has been established by studies to be one of the most toxic synthetic chemical known to man. Extensive use can cause severe health hazards inclusive of cancer.
Bleach is indeed an old approach which our older generations used for mold cleanup to get rid of mold. Unfortunately, its popularity is probably due to the fact that it is still believed to be the most handy black mold removal product easily available. There are other more effective and less health threatening cleansing agents for mold abatement like borate which we shall discuss in the next article.

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