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Question DetailsAsked on 2/5/2012

how do we (environmently) safely remove mold from wood furniture without damaging the wood.

bedroom furniture has been damaged from water damage on legs and has some remaining mold in other parts of the wood. Cleaners have been used from stores like Home Depot yet mold is still evident.
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It really depends on the type of mold you have. If it is that bad your insurance should have included the disposal and replacement of that furniture in their payment for damages, assuming you had the proper coverage. If the wood in the furniture was not well sealed chances are the mold has worked it's way deep into the pores and may never come out without significant damage to the furniture. If it's a non-toxic form of mold you can try a 50/50 mix of bleach and water. Mist it on the affected area once a day for several weeks and see if the mold dies. This is the old tried and true method although a lot of "Green" minded people don't like it anymore becasue of the chlorine in the bleach. If they only knew how much waas in the drinking water and pools they swim in. DO NOT SAND THE FURNITURE AS THIS WILL PUT THE MOLD SPORES IN THE AIR.

There are some heavy duty chemicals mold remediation companies use but they are heavily regulated so you'll have to hire a licensed company to try to clean the furniture for you. I doubt any would give you a guarantee before they started if the mold is deeply imbedded which it sounds like it is.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services

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