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Though it is resistant to rot and rust, vinyl decking can still become a breeding ground for mold and mildew if exposed to excessive amounts of water and shade. This can pose a serious health hazard and aggravate respiratory illnesses if left unchecked, and even spread into your home.
Thankfully, removing mold from a vinyl deck is a fairly simple process that can be completed using household items in just a few minutes:
Vinegar is a natural acid that can eat away at organic compounds and kill mold. Soak a regular dish sponge in white vinegar, and wipe down the area that is affected by mold. Rinse away the vinegar after letting it sit for five minutes or so. If the stains persist after repeated applications of vinegar, soak the area in vinegar for an hour before wiping it away.
Once the mold and mildew stains on your deck have been removed, it is a good idea to wipe down the rest of your deck with vinegar to inhibit the further growth and spread of mold. Mix a bucket of half white vinegar and half water, and mop down the entirety of your deck. This will kill any unseen spores that have taken residence in your deck, and prevent any future growth.
Vinegar is not always strong enough to remove mold and mildew from vinyl decking, especially if the mold has been allowed to grow for a long period of time. If this is the case, bleach is going to be much more effective at removing the mold. Be sure to wear gloves when handling chlorine bleach, as it will burn your skin. Safety goggles and a safety mask may also be a good idea.
Use a sponge to apply the bleach to the areas where mold growth is most evident. Let it sit for around five minutes before removing. The mold should turn white as it dies. Once the mold has been killed, rinse away the bleach to prevent it from damaging the surface of your deck. Repeat as needed until you have removed all the mold from your deck.
It would still be a good idea to wipe down the entirety of your deck with vinegar to prevent further mold growth in the future. Do not apply bleach to your entire deck: it can cause discoloration if not properly removed, and large applications of bleach make it more likely that you will miss a spot when rinsing down the deck.
To learn more, contact a company like Kansas City Remodel and Handyman Allen with any questions or concerns you have.