The Popular Brand That 25% Of People Say Is Bad For Getting Rid Of Mold

One thing everyone can agree on is how difficult it can be to remove mold from your home. Mold is something that can creep into your home anywhere there is a large amount of moisture present, per the CDC. It can attach itself to the exterior or interior of your home, especially if you've recently experienced flooding issues or if there has been any type of leakage from your roof or pipes. Mold can even travel into your home from the outside by flowing through doorways, windows, vents, and air conditioning systems.

If you're dealing with this pesky issue, that may very well become dangerous if not tended to quickly, you definitely want to use a product known to work. To save you from the hassle of trial and error, House Digest conducted a survey of 596 people and asked them which popular brand was bad at getting rid of mold. A tremendous 25.34% of participants agreed that one product in particular is the worst at removing mold.

If you're on a mission to rid your home of this health hazard quickly, take a look at what you probably shouldn't use so that you can direct yourself towards better products instead.

Clorox doesn't get to the root of the problem

Out of the 596 people polled, 25.34% (151 people) said that it was Clorox that is the worst product is for getting rid of mold. This product is made of chlorine bleach, and is safe enough to treat our drinking water, per their official website. However, it's not effective if you're using it to remove mold, according to Green Home Solutions. Unfortunately, it does not have the capabilities to dive deep enough into the mold to kill it at its roots. Worse, the bleach will alter the color of the mold and make it appear as though it's gone, but it will then quickly grow back.

Eco Flood and Mold Remediation says it depends on the type of surface you're cleaning. They go on to explain that chlorine bleach does have the ability to remove mold from hard, non-porous surfaces, such as sinks, bathtubs, tiles, and glass. But areas such as wood or drywall are more difficult as the roots of the mold tend to grow deeply into porous materials.

Another unfavorable review

Our survey also found that 23.15% of participants (138 people) identified Zep as being less than stellar for getting rid of mold. The reviews online are generally good, as it has a 4.6 star rating out of 813 reviews on The Home Depot. It's also relatively affordable, at about $4 for a 32-ounce bottle. Zep is a product that is supposed to use bleach to remove mold and mildew, especially in the bathroom on areas, such as grout, tile, tubs, shower doors, and vinyl curtains. However, over 40 reviewers claim that they had some sort of issue when dealing with the product, whether it was a defective bottle or ineffective product solution.

A reviewer named Josefina claimed that she is typically happy with the product, but was recently disappointed by its inability to remove mold after using it several times. Another reviewer, Randall, said he had used the product multiple times in an attempt to remove mold, but did not prevail. He is now going back to bleach. Multiple reviewers, such as JeongMyeong, said the bottle has a leaking issue.