Regardless of what type of windows you have – Andersen Windows, Pella Windows, Marvin Windows or windows by another manufacturer, window sill mold can be not only unattractive but may not be contribute to a healthy home.
If you don’t find mold immediately, spores will start to form and you could possibly be looking at some significant renovation costs. Mold can damage wood regardless how high-quality it is. Even though windows keep moisture out of the home, condensation and dampening can form on the window sills.
Even though eliminating black mold from a window casing is not a complicated task, you would want to ensure that you do it as carefully and as safely as possible to be sure you and your home remain in good health. With that in mind, we are about to share the least difficult solution for getting rid of mold from your window sills.
Simply open the window to allow the casing to dry out while you breath fresh air. Additionally, you want to be sure to protect yourself by wearing googles, a face mask and gloves.
To avoid mold spores from getting into the air, spray water on the affected area. While mold thrives in a moist environment, the spores will go into the air as you are get rid of them, so if you dampen the windows sills with water, you are basically gluing the current spores down.
Combine some dish washing detergent with water to make a simple window cleaning solution. You can apply the solution to the sills with paper towels. If it is difficult to remove, get a plastic scraper to assist with loosening it, and then apply additional cleaning solution.
Next, mix a half a cup of bleach with a gallon of water, then take a rag and scrub the areas affected by the mold. After you have applied the bleach solution to the sills, let it stay on the sills for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, rinse the casings completely with water and let them dry.
It is a quick and simple process to thoroughly clean your window sills and remove the mold. If you clean the sills regularly, you will probably not experience a mold issue.
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