Mold in window sill???

wocoJanuary 5, 2007

How do you kill mold in your window sills? I come home from work and blow my nose all night long. I think that it is because we have some mold from the moisture on our windows. I sealed the windows about 4 years ago but it did not stop the mold. This is also a manufactured home.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We've had terrible mold problems in all the old houses I've lived in (I live in the damp Pacific Northwest), and what works absolutely wonders for us is Tilex Mildew Remover. You can find it at any well-stocked grocery store in the cleaning aisle. It's a bleach-based product, which you just spray on the mold and let sit (we do 10-15 minutes, but the bottle calls for 5 minutes per application). Then wipe off. That's it! The mold is miraculously gone, and doesn't come back for quite a while. I HIGHLY recommend this product.

Of course, it does stink and does bleach, so be careful using it.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 8:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've always used bleach for getting rid of mold so xantippe is sure to be right.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 3:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Maybe a dehumidifier. 60% humidity and below mold isn't supposed to flourish.

Maybe a HEPA air filter. Filters the mold/pollen/dust out of the air, but doesnt stop it from growing.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 10:48AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The reason you have mold is because you sealed the windows...un seal them, open them up and let the dry Utah air dry them out....use bleach to get rid of the mold, paint ( unless your windows are metal) and close again. Open them periodically to allow them to dry.
Mold grows where it's damp...your windows obviously have some condensation causing them to be damp.
Linda C

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 12:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

A home remedy for mold/mildew:

2 c. chlorine bleach
6 c. water

Wash surface and rinse.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 3:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Are these treatments ok on woodwork?? I have mold on all my window sills from condensation on the windows.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2007 at 2:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Bleach is the only thing that kills mold, period.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 1:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You might want to get a barometer for the house and check the humidity content. High humidity might be coming from another source.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2007 at 8:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

bleach does not kill mold.
You need to use Boric Acid mixed with Hydrogen Peroxide. Do a google search and read about it. Bleach will whiten the mold so you cannot see it, it does not kill the roots.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 12:38PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need Suggestions: How Do I Get Smell Out Of Pet Bed?
Not sure where to post this. Needs suggestions. Got...
onions on wood cutting board odor removal?
I tried searching and haven't seen this-- We use a...
silk comforter cleaning
I purchased 2 silk conforters in China 2 years ago,...
HELP! Clear Glass Shower Doors w/ hard water stains
I have extremely hard water and have clear glass shower...
Castile Soap Dilemma
This has probably been gone over, but I would like...
Sponsored Products
Ellington Chaise Cover - Sand
$199.50 | FRONTGATE
Zooom Standard Table by Kartell
$2,350.00 | Lumens
Eiffel Arm Chair in Mustard
$154.99 | Dot & Bo
Campania International Williamsburg Candlestand Cast Stone Bird Bath - B-119-AL
$489.99 | Hayneedle
Each 84"L Zenith Curtain
$54.90 | Horchow
King "Eyelash" Sham w/ Cording - PEWTER (KING)
$200.00 | Horchow
Skew Whiff Book Stack Throw Pillow
$29.99 | zulily
Curvy Dining Side Chair in Green
$99.00 | LexMod
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™