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

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

Asked by Angela

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

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Maggie Michel LEED AP's picture

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.

For more information:

Read Ricky Cappe's Q&A "Can you recommend flooring for a basement that tends to get moldy?"