As we already know, mold can grow anywhere that has a damp environment – such as the bathroom and basement. However, mold also grows on the windows casings. How come? Windows keep most moisture out of the house, but their sills may have dampness from condensation. Keeping your arms crossed doesn’t solve the problem, since it could lead to moldy window casings.
Since it is not difficult to remove black mold from window casings, you should begin the process as soon as possible.
Otherwise, mold will penetrate deep into your walls, making removal even more difficult. Furthermore, your health may be negatively affected. A moldy room can lead to asthma and other respiratory problems.
So, let’s see how we can get rid of mold from window casings for good!
🛒 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 spreading into the air.
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. When you are finished, seal the bag tightly and dispose of it in the trash.
💡 Tip: If the mold won’t wipe off, use the plastic scraper to loosen it and then wipe it away.
3. Add 1/2 cup of bleach to a gallon of water. Using a clean rag, scrub the window casings with this mixture. Let the bleach sit on the casings for 15 minutes to disinfect and kill any remaining mold spores.
ℹ Good To Know! If there are any mold spores on the window casings, you can repeat the process again, leaving the bleach to act for another 15 minutes.
4. Last but not least, clean the window casings with clean water and let them dry completely! You can use the hairdryer to speed up the drying process.