How to Remove Mold & Mildew From Aluminum

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Mold and mildew can appear anywhere where there is enough moisture, a food source and the correct temperature. Mold spores live in the air that we breathe every day. These spores are constantly looking for a place to land and take root. Once these spores find an area they can thrive in, they immediately begin to decompose the material they are attached to. Removing the mold and mildew is necessary to protect the items around your home, as well as the health of those who live there.

Things You'll Need

  • Vinyl gloves
  • Tarp
  • Bleach
  • Stiff scrub brush
  • Protective mask
  • Newspaper
  • Spray bottle

Outside

  • Don vinyl gloves before working with mold or mildew. Cover plants that may be subjected to bleach during the cleaning process.

  • Spray the affected area down with water. This helps stop mold spores from releasing into the air.

  • Use a stiff scrub brush to remove as much of the mold and mildew as possible.

  • Mix 1 cup of bleach with 10 cups of water.

  • Dip the brush into the bleach mixture and scrub the aluminum. Continue to do this until the mold and mildew is removed.

  • Wash the brush heavily in bleach to kill and remove the mold spores.

Inside

  • Don the protective mask and vinyl gloves before working with mold or mildew. Open windows to allow proper ventilation in the affected area. Cover area below the mold or mildew with newspaper or other material you can throw away.

  • Spray the affected area with water.

  • Mix 1 cup of bleach with 10 cups of water. Pour some of the mixture into a spray bottle, and the remaining should be put into a bucket.

  • Spray the area with the bleach mixture and let it sit for 15 minutes.

  • Dip the brush into the remaining bleach mixture and scrub the aluminum. Continue to do this until the mold and mildew is removed.

  • Wash the brush heavily in bleach to kill and remove the mold spores. Throw away the newspaper.

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