Our picks for mold remover, mold remediation spray, cleaners and disinfectants for killing mold, cleaning mold, and preventing future growth of surface mold and mildew.
For Professional Mold Remediation and Household Use
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Mold Remover / Mold Remediation Spray
Both of our picks are effective not only for professional mold remediation but also for use around the home. They can be applied with a cold fogger, sprayed, brushed or with a cloth.
The solution in both cases is bleach-free and does not need to be wiped away after application. Simply apply the remover to mold and mildew and then allow to dry. Professionals cite the solutions below as the best mold removal products.
RMR is well known by mold control and remediation companies. RMR-141 is a mold remover and fungicide, formulated to remove bacteria, mildew, mold and viruses.
RMR-141 also disinfects and removes odors, too. Their formula is registered with the EPA as a disinfectant.
The manufacturer states RMR-141 to be appropriate for water damage restoration, sewer clean-up, black mold removal, disinfecting non-porous surfaces and deodorizing treated areas. Beyond it’s use in mold remediation and flood clean-up, RMR recommends it for deep cleaning in day cares facilities, homes, hospitals, hotels, public bathrooms, public transit, restaurants, schools and more.
- Kills and removes mold and odors
- Inhibits growth of bacteria, mold and viruses
- Kills 99.9% of household bacteria and viruses
- Non-abrasive and bleach-free
- Kills over 141 micro-organisms
RMR-141 is available both by the gallon and in spray bottles.
The other go-to mold removal solution is Concrobium. It is safe for use in both residential and commercial applications. Like our top pick, Concrobium is free of harmful chemicals and need not be scrubbed or rinsed after use. To remove mold, it can be applied and then left to dry.
According to Concrobium, their formula “crushes mold spores as it dries and leaves behind a protective shield to prevent future mold growth.”
Apply by spraying it on or wiping it to rid an area of mold, mildew and musty odors. For larger areas, Concrobium recommends using an ULV fogger.
- Kills mold and protects against future growth
- EPA-registered disinfectant
- Non-bleach, no harsh chemicals
Mold Stain Remover
We’re also including a mold and mildew stain remover. This solution does not remove mold like those above, but instead removes the stains left behind by mold. It is also by RMR.
RMR-86 is a mold stain removal solution for household use. It is specifically made to remove stains from black mold and mildew.
Common uses include removing mold and mildew from shower doors, tile grout and on other bathroom surfaces. It’s use doesn’t stop there, however.
RMR-86 can be used to remove mold stains from bathtubs, brick, concrete floors, decks, drywall, tile, wood and vinyl siding.
Just to be clear, if you’re looking for mold removal, the two products above are what you need. RMR-86 is for cleaning stains caused by mold and mildew.
Mold Armor’s bleach-based formulation is designed to clean mold and mildew stains indoors and outdoors. Mold Armor specifies it to be effective on brick, counters, fiberglass, plastic, grout, outdoor furniture, shower doors, sinks, tile, toilets, tubs and wood.
The mold stain remover spray also removes odors caused by both mold and mildew. One customer stated that that the “product is insanely strong, but so is its power to get rid of black mold.”
Most customers also noted that the mold remover has a very pungent scent and that a mask is a must when using it.
Beyond cleaning up mold, there are also products that protect against future mold growth.
Note: Concrobium Mold Killer (above) is known for as a mold protectant. We are highlighting the mold protectant below as it provides an unmatched warranty against future mold growth.
Superstratum MMP, which stands for mold and mildew protectant, is a newer, innovative product which uses a special formulation to provide long-lasting protection against mold growth.
Standing behind their product, the manufacturer provides a guarantee for weeks, months and years. How long the guarantee is for depends upon the how much traffic the treated area gets. We think this makes it the best product available for mold prevention.
Their website states the prevention spray is effective against mold, mildew, algae and odor causing bacteria for up-to 10 weeks in high-traffic areas, 2 years in low traffic areas, and an incredible 10 years when left undisturbed.
Superstratum uses smart polymers which “…bond to the surface on which they are applied for instant and ongoing protection…” against mold and other unwanted microbial growth. It is also resistant to humidity, leaks, rain, ice and even abrasion!
Mold removal product frequently asked questions
Lysol will kill mold that it makes direct contact with. Lysol contains hydrogen peroxide, known for its effectiveness against mold and mildew. Since killing mold requires that Lysol comes into contact with it, this also means that mold that it does not make contact with will remain unaffected, however.