Bleach has long been a staple in many homes when it comes cleaning products, but can it be used for mold remediation in NH? According to the standards for mold remediation and sanitization methods guidelines set by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), bleach is ineffective and should NOT be used for the eradication and remediation of mold.
It is a fact that bleach can be used for killing bacteria and viruses on non-porous surfaces. However, it has been shown to be ineffective at long-term and permanent mold removal. Bleach is composed of 99% water, making it the ideal environment for mold growth. While applying bleach to an area may appear to remove mold, its water content results in the return of double the amount of mold growth in a shorter period of time. This can lead to a bigger mold issue than you began with, and further costs and frustration for its removal.
In addition to the set OSHA standards, bleach is also not a registered mold disinfectant with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Bleach has only been shown to be effective for viruses and bacteria on non-porous surfaces, such as bathroom showers, tubs, sinks, and countertops, but mold can and does grow rapidly on porous surfaces. These surfaces include wood and wood-based materials, many of which are the basis and structure of homes and buildings.
While Purely Green Environmental does not offer direct mold remediation services, a thorough inspection and analysis by one of the professionals at Purely Green can help you determine the best treatment and choose a reputable remediation business using effective mold remediation products and methods.
For more information about mold remediation in NH, call Purely Green Environmental at 888-291-3773 or 603-886-0345.