The short answer to the question, “will bleach kill mold,” is “No”.
Mold is a form of fungi with around 100,000 different species. Most fungi, including molds, produce microscopic cells called “spores” that spread readily through the air. Airborne spores are easily inhaled and can be very hazardous to our health. Like seeds, live spores form colonies, and under the right conditions, they multiply rapidly. If not stopped completely, mold can take over an area very quickly.
So Does Bleach Kill Mold Or Not?
Where bleach falls short as a mold deterrent, is its inability to kill mold at the roots. Bleach often just removes surface mold, but if there is anywhere for the mold spores to have taken root, bleach will not do the job.
So What Will Work?
MoldOff® (www.moldoff.com) is one of the few eco-friendly, safe and effective mold removers on the market today. Formulated for the marine industry, Moldoff is unsurpassed for mold removal, and is also highly effective at removing mildew stains without scrubbing.
MoldOff is a green product — it’s eco-friendly and biodegradable — safe to use around humans and pets, yet cleans better than the other harsh products on the market. You can feel comfortable knowing our product will not cause any dangerous health issues.
Grawood Enterprises, the maker of MoldOff, is dedicated to finding eco-friendly cleaning solutions that are easy to use, safe for the environment, and really work. Another of their eco-friendly products is Devour Plus®. The naturally occurring microbes in Devour Plus break down the organic compounds that cause odors into benign, odorless compounds such as carbon dioxide and water. Don’t just mask odors, eliminate them at their source and also remove the stains with Devour Plus. The product is fantastic for pet stains, urine smells, coffee, tea and wine stains and much more. Just pour it on and let it stand for a while for complete stain and odor control.