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Old 02-28-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Black Mold

What is the best way to remove black mold from the interior of the Coach. I have a Winnebago Ultimate Freedom. The mold is in the wall near the front part of the slide on the driver side.

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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Bleach will remove it but make sure you have a fan blowing on it and wear gloves along with eye protection.

Many years ago we had a trailer that was closed up completely for several months. Mold grew on several of the walls and we had to use a bleach/water solution to remove it.

I suspect there will be other suggestions but I know for a fact the bleach will work.

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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First issue is: where is the water coming in?
Second issue is: has it been stopped?
Then you can get to cleaning it up. Removing and replacing the affected area is best, that's what they did in the stick house when we had it re-sheeted and re-roofed last year. I suspect there are commercial cleaners out there that are better than bleach, but bleach will do it too.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:45 AM   #4
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As Mr D says, your most urgent need is to stop the water intrusion that led to the mold in the first place.

Black mold is very difficult to eliminate. Depending on how porous the surface is, it may be easy or impossible to get it all. Bleach, vinegar, peroxide or ammonia will kill it on the surface, but the mold usually penetrates very deep into the material and repeated cleansing are often needed to get at the deepest mold spores. Let the biocide soak in if at all possible.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:08 AM   #5
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After you get the surface cleaned and the water intrusion stopped, look into either purchasing or renting an ozone generator. I purchased this one Commercial Industrial Ozone Generator Air Purifier Pro Mold Mildew Odor 2013 | eBay
and have been very happy with it. Ozone kills mold plus purifies the air. If you do this though, read the safety precautions.
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