Bleach has always been considered to kill mold, but this, in fact, is a myth. Bleach only kills surface mold, not the actual membrane that lives underneath the black, fuzzy substance. And the true problem with mold lies within the membrane.
Bleach can only kill mold on nonporous surfaces such as tile and glass. The chemical structure of bleach makes it unable to penetrate porous surfaces like wood or drywall. The membranes then retreat deeper into the surface because they are avoiding the chemical. The chlorine remains on the surface while the water reaches further into the surface, causing mold to grow faster. Bleach also accelerates the deterioration of materials and wears down the fibers. Using bleach to try to kill mold can actually feed the problem and make it worse.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) both recommend not using bleach to kill or remove mold.
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