Updated November 26, 2020 by Luke Perrotta

The 10 Best Mold Removal Products

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Finding mold in your house is no joke, and if you've spotted some, you need to take care of it immediately, as it can lead to myriad health problems, such as respiratory infections, asthma attacks, and serious allergic reactions. These remediators can stop mildew in its tracks, and some can keep it from coming back after its removal, so you and your family can finally breathe easy (literally). When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. RMR-86 Instant

2. Enerzen Commercial

3. RMR-141 Disinfectant

Editor's Notes

November 22, 2020:

In this update we removed Mold Armor FG532 due to availability concerns and replaced it with Mold Armor FG502, which is just as good for all-around bathroom cleaning. We also removed Envirocare 5520 and Mold Monster due to availability concerns.

We added Rust-Oleum 276087, a white paint primer that also attacks mold and mildew and delays its return. We also added RMR-141 Disinfectant, an EPA-registered choice that's great when paired with RMR-86 Instant, which removes mold stains after RMR-141 kills the organism.

Be advised that many of the options on this list contain bleach and other abrasive chemicals which produce fumes that are dangerous if inhaled. You should make sure to wear a mask and gloves whenever removing mold, both to avoid exposure to these fumes and to keep from inhaling the dangerous microorganisms you're trying to get rid of.

If you're hoping to clean out your house but are concerned about handling such powerful and reactive cleaning agents, check out our list of enzyme-based cleaners, which aren't nearly as toxic to humans or pets.

December 21, 2018:

Most of the selections on the list are focused on surface-borne infestations, such as the ones you'd find on walls, wooden joists, or shower doors. However, we included some other options that are excellent at treating problems in fabric. In addition, care was given to ensure that both small- and large-scale solutions were available.

4. Mold Armor FG502

5. Concrobium Mold Control

6. EcoClean Solutions Lemocide

7. Rust-Oleum 276087

8. MicroBalance EC3

9. BenzaRid Ready-to-Use

10. Wet and Forget 10587


Luke Perrotta
Last updated on November 26, 2020 by Luke Perrotta

Luke is a writer, director, and illustrator living in Massachusetts. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Literary Arts from Brown University, where he honed his skills as a writer and editor working for various campus newspapers, festivals, and film organizations. Upon graduating he traveled the world, eating scorpions in Thailand and hitchhiking across New Zealand before settling down in New England to write prose fiction. An autodidact and media sponge, he’s well-versed in topics such as literature, nonfiction, textbooks, film, television, recording equipment, video games, and art supplies. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, boxing, playing the piano, and translating complex subjects into plain language.


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