just not as effective and harder to apply.
According to the Rhode Island
Department of Health
- Environmental Health
Risk Assessment, vinegar is successful at killing eighty-two percent of mold
spores that are present within a specified area. With the Environmental Protection Agency informing the public to stop using bleach as a routine practice during mold remediation, this makes vinegar a clear-cut environmental friendly alternative for homeowners everywhere. The Department of Health in Rhode Island
suggests that when vinegar is used to eliminate mold the following procedures should be followed.
- Using a spray bottle, pour in straight vinegar.
- Spray the entire area that is affected by mold.
- Leave the vinegar on the area without rinsing and allow the area to dry naturally.
- The smell from the vinegar will disappear over a short period.