Mold from a Roof Leak

We had a leak in our roof, and now I canít seem to get rid of the mold.
Any suggestions?

Iíve shared this problem, and it isnít fun. First, of course, besides
getting the roof fixed, you should consult with a professional to ascertain
what sort of water damage you have behind the ceiling and walls. But,
whatever the case, I have three materials in my arsenal for mold, and using
one of these on the mold you can see will help a lot.

Tea tree oil, an
essential oil found in health food stores, is a broad spectrum fungicide, and
is absolutely fantastic for removing mold and mildew. The problem is that it
has a strong smell that some people donít like, although few are actually
sensitive to it. Put one teaspoon of the tea tree oil and two cups of water
into a spray bottle, shake to blend, and spray on the mold. Donít rinse. The
smell will dissipate in a few days.

Three percent hydrogen peroxide can be
used for an odorless spray. Place equal parts water and 3 percent hydrogen
peroxide (available in pharmacies) in a spray bottle; donít rinse after
youíve sprayed the mixture on the mold.

The third option is to scrub the area
with a borax and water paste, let set until the borax is dry, and then dust
off the borax.

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Victoria P.
Victoria P.3 years ago

While bleach is one of the only things that will reduce the appearance of mold, I've been told it creates some kind of super mold if you use it. I don't know if that's true but there are two other products I've used with great success that both kill the mold and reduce the appearance. Both are a little pricier but smell terrific and are safe to use. One is 100% thyme oil, product name Benefect. I've bought mine at a fire and flood business. It smells like you've been cooking spaghetti sauce all day after you use it. The other is Thieve's Oil which you can get online and is mostly cinnamon and clove oil I think and smells like you've been baking cookies all day. Both work great with minimum hard work and are non-toxic.

Chris Ray
Chris R.4 years ago

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Chris Ray
Chris R.4 years ago

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KS Goh5 years ago

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Real T.
Real T.5 years ago

Mold is a very serious issue. Thanks for addressing this. What about leftover mold in the air? What should we do?

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