We already know that mold grows anywhere it has a damp environment – the bathroom and basement are the most prone spaces for mold development. However, mold also grows on the windows casings. Why? Well, windows keep most moisture out of the house while their sills may have dampness from condensation. Staying with your arms crossed isn’t a solution, because you might end with moldy window casings.
Since is not very difficult to remove black mold from window casings, you should start the process A.S.A.P.
Otherwise, mold will develop deep into the structure of your walls, making it even harder to remove. Besides, your health can be badly affected. Living in a moldy room you are prone to develop asthma and other respiratory problems.
So, let’s see how we can get rid of mold from window casings for good!
Need Ingredients and Supplies
- dish detergent
- spray bottle
- paper towels
- plastic bag
- plastic scrapper
Steps you need to follow:
1. Fill the spray bottle with water and dampen the moldy window casings. This keeps the mold spores from flying up into the air and spreading as you remove them.
2. Mix a few drops of dish detergent with warm water and clean the moldy casings using paper towels. Put the discarded paper towels in a plastic bag. Seal the bag tightly when you finish and dispose it in the trash.
Tip: if the mold doesn’t wipe off the window casings, you should use the plastic scraper to loosen it and then wipe it off.
3. In a gallon of water add 1/2 cup of bleach. Scrub the window casings using this mixture using a clean rag. Allow the bleach to sit on the casings for 15 minutes to disinfect and kill any mold spores that remain.
Good To Know! If there are any mold spores on the window casings, you can apply the process again, leaving the bleach to act for another 15 minutes.
4. The last steps is to clean the window casings with clean water and let it dry thoroughly! You can use the hairdryer to speed up the drying process.