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Remove Mold and Mildew from Vinyl Flooring

While vinyl flooring is affordable, sturdy, resilient, and durable, mildew can damage this type of flooring, causing unpleasant odors, and even damage to your home foundation if it is not kept in check. Therefore, cleaning your vinyl floors frequently is important.

As you clean your floor, make sure that your body does not come into contact with mold. Wear long pants, long sleeves, a face mask and goggles to protect your skin and lungs. It is also important that you select a cleaning agent that is non-toxic and safe for your skin. White vinegar is a good alternative to bleach or commercial cleaners to remove mold because it produces an environment that is too acidic for mold to survive. Another alternative is boric acid, although boric acid is toxic if swallowed. If you go with boric acid or vinegar, mix your cleaning solution with one part vinegar or boric acid to four parts water.

Step 1 – Clear the Floor

Remove furniture, carpet mats, and other such items from your floor. Sweep the floor and empty the contents from your dustpan into a garbage pail.

Step 2 – Mix Your Cleaning Solution