What product can I use to get rid of mold on the cinder blocks in my basement?

Asked by Angela
Columbus, OH

The house is about 45 years old and the cinder block is painted.


Maggie Michel LEED AP

Answered by Maggie Michel LEED AP

Tucson, AZ

Air Fresh Consulting

September 7, 2010

As a mold remediator, I use Microbloc products.

  • The formulations are VOC-free, water-based, and concentrated to be container-friendly as well.
  • There are products to first treat and eliminate, then a product to treat the block and keep more mold from growing.

These products will need to be sprayed on with an airless sprayer, which can be rented at a big-box-type home improvement store.

I also would suggest running an air purifier in the basement 24/7. The systems I specify are used in military post remediation projects to keep the growth at bay.


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