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    You can usually get it at either the chemist or the health food shop. I have seen it at Coles and woolies before too. Works well on mould on ceilings and in bathrooms etc. too.

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    Subbing - I need to do this on my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCarts View Post
    When it comes to mould, things like bleach and exit mould don't kill the mould they just bleach it so you can't see it. You need to use oil of cloves to kill the spores then run a hot wash to wash it off works a treat!
    I don't mean to sound argumentative but I can promise you that bleach kills mould. My source is DH who is an industrial chemist with 20 years experience and specializing in cleaning products.

    I had this discussion in a thread some time ago with another hubber who even found a government leaflet saying what you said as well but it's actually wrong. In previous roles DH has been responsible for making bleach (sodium hypochlorite) and obviously would need to know it's properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    I don't mean to sound argumentative but I can promise you that bleach kills mould. My source is DH who is an industrial chemist with 20 years experience and specializing in cleaning products.

    I had this discussion in a thread some time ago with another hubber who even found a government leaflet saying what you said as well but it's actually wrong. In previous roles DH has been responsible for making bleach (sodium hypochlorite) and obviously would need to know it's properties.
    Likewise not meaning to sound argumentative but my hubby went to a mould cleaning course (via work) run by specialist company and presenter had PhD in the area. they also said that mould is not killed by bleach. Vinegar is what they used and a dilution which I can't remember off the top of my head.

    It's seems lots of mixed theories on the matter.

    All that being said I personally like bleach to get rid of mould spots but hubby always at me that it doesn't kill it.
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    I have always used bleach to kill mould etc, and then I remember a while ago there was a thread and the member Missie_Mack saying that it doesn't kill the mould spores only masks them and she also said she got the info from her DH who was a science teacher, but whenever I have used bleach or exit mould it never seems to come back in the same spot and appears to have 'killed it'.

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    I think either way, I'm not using bleach on my washing machine as I don't want any residual bleach that could get on my clothes after cleaning it.

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    I would prefer to not use bleach on or in my front loader

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Pallie View Post
    I think either way, I'm not using bleach on my washing machine as I don't want any residual bleach that could get on my clothes after cleaning it.
    I boil the kettle and use gloves with one finger I hold back the rubber rim in order to open it up and with the other hand I pour in the boiled water then a good scrub with a small brush. Works well every time. I do sometimes pour a bit of bleach around the rim first.
    I then do an empty hot wash.

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    Totally tongue in cheek...seems like lots of us have husbands who are "experts in mould" (said as daddy pig would say it)

    Maybe we should leave the mould cleaning to them - lol

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