Can Clorox kill mold

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It can but isn't reccommended at the beginning. If the walls were saturated to the point of destroying sheetrock, remove all the sheetrock that was damaged along with the baseboards. Spray an herbicide available at a hardware store, on all moldy or mildewy areas and even the areas that were wet but show no signs of mold. Let it dry. Repeat this again with a pine oil or a pine sol solution. This will seal the wood that was wet and keep any mold spores that were inbedded into the wood from being able to survive. The pine oil will also remove any musty smell that comes along with the flooding process. My next door neighbors house flooded and we had to run fans for over a week to remove all the moisture from his basement. Do not use the heater to assist in drying, this will only encourage more mildew to grow. If you use chlorox, it will sterilize the mold and kill it and leave you with a very clean sterile patch of mold. You would still need to come back and wash it to remove the green growth.

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