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Black mold

Sep 2017 13 10:12

Post by UnderPaid » Wed, 13th Sep 2017, 10:12am

Post by UnderPaid by UnderPaid Sep 2017 13 10:12

Just taken down a honors board to discover a large patch of dry/dusty black mold behind it. Put board back up for now to cover it as its on main corridor and kids will be out soon, any advice on cleaning it ( as i know it can be nasty stuff) would be appreciated.
I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people.... I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort it self out.

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Re: Black mold

Sep 2017 13 10:19

Post by Skoolkeeper » Wed, 13th Sep 2017, 10:19am

Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper Sep 2017 13 10:19

Just make sure you wear a appropriate mask for starters, Its probably some form of condensation that's got behind the board, is there some form of heating below it? or may be damp?, is it a external wall? as for cleaning try a bleach cleaner? Hey be careful out there. good luck [Wink.png]

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Re: Black mold

Sep 2017 13 10:28

Post by Nail » Wed, 13th Sep 2017, 10:28am

Post by Nail by Nail Sep 2017 13 10:28

Best thing I've discovered is standard thick bleach. If the wall isn't painted white, it'll need repainting after though....

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Re: Black mold

Sep 2017 13 10:32

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Post by hotwheels by hotwheels Sep 2017 13 10:32

just remember you can not use bleach on a school site or around children well in south Yorkshire anyway . If you can you will need a cosh sheet for it but tell you how to suck eggs now. [Like.png]

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Re: Black mold

Sep 2017 13 10:36

Post by UnderPaid » Wed, 13th Sep 2017, 10:36am

Post by UnderPaid by UnderPaid Sep 2017 13 10:36

had a leaking roof about six months ago and water must have got behind it, only just noticed it as the mold has gone all the way though the 1 inch board which is covered in perspex. Will borrow respirator and paper overalls from grounds department and clean it after school. thanks for advice.
Still use bleach here as private school so a lot less rules and regs.
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I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people.... I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort it self out.

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Re: Black mold

Sep 2017 13 12:42

Post by adonis2 » Wed, 13th Sep 2017, 12:42pm

Post by adonis2 by adonis2 Sep 2017 13 12:42

This stuff is great for black mould,

http://www.wilko.com/multi-purpose-clea ... vt/0412312

powerful stuff so goggles and gloves at least.

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Re: Black mold

Sep 2017 13 13:47

Post by Nail » Wed, 13th Sep 2017, 1:47pm

Post by Nail by Nail Sep 2017 13 13:47

hotwheels wrote:
Wed, 13th Sep 2017, 10:32am
just remember you can not use bleach on a school site or around children well in south Yorkshire anyway . If you can you will need a cosh sheet for it but tell you how to suck eggs now. [Like.png]
You will need a COSHH assessment no matter what the chemical. Might as well at least use one that works....

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Re: Black mold

Sep 2017 13 18:39

Post by Brick » Wed, 13th Sep 2017, 6:39pm

Post by Brick by Brick Sep 2017 13 18:39

Bleach is definitely the best way to get rid of mold. I have a spray bottle with diluted bleach in for cleaning the odd bits of mold I come across which I keep locked away in my shed.

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