Licensed & Insured. Crawl space Encapsulation and Mold Remediation

Why not just treat the mold with bleach?

Why not just treat the mold with bleachSodium Hypochlorite, or bleach, is registered to be used as a fungicide only on hard surfaces, such as stainless steel or tile, not wood or drywall.  Bleach also has some inherent problems as a fungicide:
    • Bleach can lose over half of its strength from the time it is shipped to when it is finally used.
    • Bleach does not penetrate wood well.
    • Bleach is very corrosive and potentially dangerous for the applicator and those in close proximity.
    • Bleach does not usually kill mold but it can slow it down.
    • Bleach makes mold clear, so when it grows past the clear part it appears to have “come back”.
Mold should not be treated. Mold should be removed by vacuuming, wiping, or abrasive removal methods. Then if the surface is stained or if you want to make the surface resistant to future mold growth, a sealant, fungicide, or mildewcide can be applied.
Greg Lewis

Greg Lewis

Greg Lewis is the founder and CEO of Tier Restoration, a company dedicated to restoring the indoor environment of homes and businesses experiencing water damage, smoke damage, or mold contamination.

Greg has spent most of his life working in this industry in Nashville, Tennessee, in the 1970s, working in his father’s commercial cleaning business, in the 1980s and 1990s as a partner with his father in the Sears Carpet and Duct Cleaning franchise, then on his own since 2000.

Greg played his trumpet at Overton High School and the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and you can still find him playing throughout the Greater Nashville, Tennessee area.