I found a helpful "how to" article on getting rid of mold in "ecological HOME ideas" magazine.
The magazine itself is pretty impressive from an editorial standpoint. The articles are informative, well written, and useful without being alarmist and overly technical. The mold article has plenty of pictures, tips for clean up, and resources to help you do it.
I learned the only way to get rid of mold is to eliminate moisture. Good grief, that means our basement needs more than a clean up of the mold spores, we need to tackle the leaks. My brother-in-law said the only way to keep the water away from the foundation is to dig a trench next to it and pour gravel in the space. Not only is that time consuming, backbreaking work but expensive. Not going to happen, this year at least.
Clean up is our priority before winter sets in again. We pulled the carpet out, trashed all the cardboard boxes, paper, etc. after many ghastly trips to the re-cycling center over the summer. Everything of importance is in sealed, clear plastic bins.
Next up, cleaning the foundation walls in one small room where the moisture seems to come in from the outside. The article offers some good DIY tips for this. Then, we have to seal the walls as best we can from the inside. I’ve been told there’s something to paint on the cinder blocks that keeps moisture out. Hope our neighborhood paint store knows the answer.
I’m open to ideas, and encouragement. This is one awful job but I’m convinced our health is at risk every weekend we let this project slip.