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Up Mold 10 Steps Recommended by Industrial Hygienist
Phillip Fry for Homes & Workplaces
Cleaning up mold household mold and toxic mold in homes and workplaces must
be done in both a safe and effective manner by following ten steps in the
proven mold clean up protocol for mold victims that was developed by Phillip
Fry, Professional Industrial Hygienist, Certified Environmental Hygienist,
Certified Mold Inspector, and Certified Mold Remediator, and explained in
Mold clean up should include these ten steps:
1. Proper worker protection. While cleaning and removing mold growth, the
homeowners or company employees should wear the following safety gear that
is readily available at hardware and home improvement stores: (a) N-95
breathing mask or 3M breathing respirator with organic vapor filters; (b)
eye goggles with no holes (e.g., “ChemSplash”) or tape over the holes; (c)
disposable paper painter’s coveralls or Tyvek environmental suits with parka
hoods; (d) disposable paper shoe booties; and (e) disposable vinyl gloves.
2. Contain the mold cleanup work area. Cleaning up and removing mold growth
can throw large numbers of mold spores into the air. Keep such airborne mold
spores from cross-contaminating other areas of the home or building by
installing wall to wall, floor to ceiling clear plastic sheeting containment
walls. You can buy a zipper door opening to install into wall from a home
improvement store. Alternatively, cut a vertical slit in the containment
wall and tape over the slit with a lift up plastic sheet.
3. Use a HEPA vacuum cleaner. Use, buy or borrow a good quality HEPA vacuum
cleaner with a brand new HEPA filter to do an initial vacuuming of the
floor, walls, moldy areas, and all furniture/possessions inside the mold
containment area. Such HEPA vacuuming will clean up landed or deposited mold
spores and loosen mold colony growths.
4. Do high output ozone treatment. Run a high output ozone generator for
eight hours inside the mold containment area to kill mold spores and mold
colony growth. Read about affordable, high quality ozone generators at
www.ozonegeneratorkillsmold.com. In addition, use the hose attachment of
your ozone generator to inject ozone for eight hours into the return air
duct of your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. There
can be no people, pets, or live plants in the house or treated workplace
during the ozone treatment session or for 2 hours afterwards.
5. Furniture cleaning. All furniture and possessions inside the mold cleanup
area should be removed to the outdoors to be scrubbed thoroughly and
completely with boric acid powder, dissolved one pound per gallon of hot
water. In addition to the boric acid scrubbing, each item should be HEPA
vacuumed again on all sides including the bottom and back sides.
6. Remove airborne mold spores during the mold removal process. Because the
removal of physical growth will throw mold spores into the air, get rid of
those airborne mold spores by running either a professional air scrubber
machine that is directly vented by a flexible hose to the outdoors, or open
a window inside the containment area and run a box fan in the window to
exhaust indoor moldy air to the outdoors.
7. Remove visible mold growth. After the above steps, remove visible mold
growth by cutting out and disposing of moldy building materials in 6 mil
thick garbage bags or by using a wire brush attachment to an electric,
portable grinder to peel off the surface mold growth.
8. Prevent future mold growth step one. After physically removing mold
growth, spray either boric acid powder or EPA-registered fungicide Tim-Bor
onto the mold-remediated clean up areas. Mix one pound of boric powder or
Tim-Bor per gallon of hot water. Use a hand-pumped garden sprayer to spray
the fungicide. Non-toxic Tim-Bor is available at
9. Prevent future mold growth step two. After the completion of step 8, mix
boric powder or Tim-Bor into latex glossy enamel, white paint with one pound
of mold preventative per gallon of paint. Then paint all remediated surfaces
and adjacent areas with the mold preventative paint.
10. Mold test the mold cleaned up area. After completion of the above
steps, mold test the mold remediated surfaces for mold lab analysis to learn
if the area has been effectively mold remediated. Do it yourself mold test
instructions are available at
www.moldexpertconsultants.com, or hire the nationwide EnviroFry firm to
do professional mold inspection and testing.
You can get free mold clean up answers and help by emailing EnviroFry
manager Phillip Fry
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning him toll-free 1-866-300-1616 or
Phillip’s cell phone 1-480-310-7970.
The international mold services company EnviroFry serves homeowners and
commercial building owners and managers in
midwestern, eastern, and southern USA, and of the country by special