Get Rid of Mold in Your Basement

Get Rid of Mold in your basement

DIY Treatment of Mold, Mildew and Fungus in Your Home

Mold growing  in your home is scary stuff. Some kinds of Black mold are actually quite toxic! As Mother Nature’s recycler, black mold and mildew can attack and destroy your walls, curtains, furniture.  That’s what mold does – that’s what it is good at.  Black mold is bad for your home, and bad for your health.  Fortunately, there is a solution to basement mold that does not require the use of toxic cleansers.  SNiPER Disinfectant and Odor Eliminator kills mold, mildew and the spores, but is itself, not a poison. And it takes away that horrible odor as well.  This is what SNiPER is good at!  With SNiPER as your black mold removal tool, you can get rid of mold in your basement.

Prevention is Always the Best Option

Mold, Mildew and fungal growths always begin with a water issue. Resolve  the water issue and mold won’t grow. Begin by looking for and inspecting leaking water pipes, waste lines, ice maker lines or plumbing fixtures.  Black mold can begin growing anywhere that becomes wet from these leaks. Water travels in all directions, up, down, sideways or by wicking into nearby material. Mold and mildew will follow the moisture if the wetness persists for more than 48 hours or so. The actual leak may not be close to where you observe the dripping pipe, etc.  Inspect vents, flashing and window wells.

Your basement walls may “sweat” at certain times of the year due to increased humidity levels.  This is often hard to see, but is enough to let mold begin growing.  Get yourself a de-humidifier and run it during the times when humidity levels are high to limit the moisture available and reduce the sweat forming on the walls.  Just managing this one issue can go a long way to keeping you basement mold free.

Get Yourself a Mold Test Kit

If you have more than just a little bit of seasonal mold then it is a good idea to do some testing. Mold test kits are available that detect the presence and identify the type of mold, but they won’t help determine the cause or what to do about it. A good quality test kit can help you decide whether you need professional help or can get rid of basement mold on your own.

How to Apply

Use SNiPER™ Disinfectant spray. It is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency to disinfect the area. You may spray, sponge, or swab SNiPER™ on the surface. Even though SNiPER™ has very low toxicity, some mold spores are highly toxic and you really do not want to breathe in an excessive dose! If you are cleaning a heavy growth, wear gloves and a mask, not to protect you from SNiPER, to protect yourself from mold spores.

 The simplest way to treat your basement mold issue with SNiPER is to spray right on the mold.  Use a soft scrubber and try to scrub the crud loose.  Wipe away any loose crud and spray again.  Allow to air dry.  For small mold infestations, this is enough.  

Recurring Mold Issues From Excessive Humidity

Many people find running a dehumidifier constantly will reduce moisture sufficiently to keep fungus at bay. Finding and sealing all leaks, however, is your first line of attack and defense. Spraying SNiPER™ in the room, covering furniture, walls, ceilings, windows, or any crawl spaces regularly (at least once a month) during months when humidity and water levels are high is also a positive step in stopping mold from forming. The Fogmaster Jr is an excellent tool for this purpose.

A cheaper, DIY alternative is to use a common household vaporizer; it is slower, but performs the same task and is adequate for small to medium size rooms. Put 8 – 12 oz SNiPER in the reservoir, place it in the center of the basement, turn it on and seal up the room. It will run until it runs out of fluid and will then shut itself down. Doing this before you go to bed is a good idea because when you wake up – it will be done! It’s not going to get much easier than this.  A little home vaporizer can help you maintain ongoing recurring issues and can help you use SNiPER to get rid of mold in your basement.


If you have any questions regarding how to apply Nok-Out, or SNiPER® check out our How To Articles or, call Ted Price toll free at 866.551.1927.

I Am Amazed at The Results!

I learned about Nok-Out from Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate column and had to try it. Shipping was so fast and your customer service is OUTSTANDING! I am amazed at the results! I even filled a tiny spray bottle to keep in my car. I won’t be wasting my money on any other cleaners anymore. You have a lifetime customer here. Thank you so much!

Natalia Johnson, Aug 28, 2018

Rotten Potato Smell Gone!

There cannot be anything worse than potatoes that are forgotten and rot. Any pet I have ever had that had an accident cannot compare. Nok-Out eliminated the odor quickly. What a wonderful product!

Jacqui Frazee, June 14, 2018

Christmas tree and Raggedy Ann

We have an artificial Christmas tree that’s still gorgeous but old. Putting it up always bothers my asthma and irritation from getting scratched is not pleasant. Last year I sprayed the tree and the “old tree” smell disappeared. I had purchased Sniper on Mary Hunts advice and it really took care of the basement (moldy) smell! Great! My daughters vintage dolls with cloth bodies had spots of mold or mildew, these are dolls my grandchildren play with. Oh my goodness! Sprayed the doll’s bodies and yarn hair, and the next day they all smelled great, moldy spots gone ! These dolls were over 30 years old and now look soooo good! Would recommend Sniper for other uses, too. Doggy rug smells gone! Smelly shoe odors gone. Grateful to Mary Hunts column for letting us know. 😊👍⭐️

Theresa Taylor

“Nok-Out Saved My New Car!”

Thank you for creating such a great product. I would and will recommend this to everyone I know. My son left raw meat in my car for 4 days and I thought that my new car was ruined, but after talking with you and using the product, I can now get in my car and the only thing that I smell is a clean, disinfected smell! Thank you for saving my new car!

Christine McG, Sept 20, 2011

Aviary Parasites

I wrote Ted about parasites in my Pigeon coop: ” I’ve used Sniper for parvo elimination before but I wanted to know if it would kill tricomoniasis parasites in a pigeon coop.” Ted wrote back that he wasn’t sure whether Sniper would kill it, but that Sniper is known to kill giardia – another parasite – so he thought maybe it might, and for sure, it wouldn’t harm any of my birds. I want to tell you that I did use Sniper in my pigeon coop and it seems that it did the trick! No further illnesses after spraying down my coop a couple of times!
We also recently had a partial basement flood. We had cat litter and poop, rabbit poop etc sitting in the water for more than 24 hours. Once we removed the water my basement smelled like a zoo! I sprayed Sniper everywhere using a fogger and all I can say is WOW! My husband had doubts that the smell would go away.

Thank you Sniper!

Lorie Shamaly

Cats Get Old!

Cats get old. Things happen. Nok-Out was recommended to me by a friend in another state. I Will never go to the pet store again to try any other product. Nok-Out is IT! I told my Veterinarian about it. I love how fast it arrives after ordering. I ordered three times because we are still working on issues, but at least the house doesn’t SMELL! Amazing product. THANK YOU!

Mary Lee, June 19, 2016

Sniper Eliminated Our Mold Problems!

We’ve used SNiPER disinfectant for several years. It works great. It has eliminated our mold problems and, still, we use it to keep our wooden cutting boards safe.

Robert Moretti, Jr. , Oct 31, 2018

Sniper Removed Old Water Odors, Mold & Mildew

I have been using Sniper in the Offshore oil industry as both a disinfectant and a deodorizer for years. It has eliminated old water smells of toilets and bathrooms not used in a year where the water sat and molded mildewed and stank. As well as being injected into our old quarters ac vents to prevent mold buildup. Always worked better than anything comparable and well worth the price.

Tim Gaynor, Jun 5, 2017

Best Odor Control for carpet

Nok-Out and SNiPER are both great products that I use in my carpet cleaning biz to remove odor in carpets. It works great against pet urine odor! It doesn’t cause discoloration and always works. Sniper kills mold and removes the odor in carpets as well. Great products

Grateful Ted

My Mildew Stain Disappeared!

I brought in the plants for winter and when it was time to move them back outside in the spring, I had a mildew stain on the carpet. I received my Nok-Out Carpet cleaner and sprayed the stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. When I returned to scrub the stain it was completely gone!! Woo hoo!! Thank you, Mary Hunt, for introducing me to this wonderful product!

Jodie Hodges, May 28, 2014

Completely Eliminate a Horrible Smell

Mary Hunt introduced me to Nok-Out years ago and I am still amazed at how it can completely eliminate a horrible smell.

Yesterday I hosed some dust off a plastic laundry basket. I left it outside to dry for a bit and then returned it to the garage.

A few hours later I walked into the garage and the entire place reeked of cat pee! I did not realize that the neighborhood tom cat had come by and sprayed my basket. It was so bad that I was ready to trash it, but I thought I would try to spray it down with Sniper first. I doused it liberally and left it overnight. Ta Da! Absolutely no smell this morning!

Even after all these years, I am still amazed every time your product works on a smell as terrible as cat spray!

Thank you, Ted!

Michelle Wilson

Nok-Out Removed Old Dog Urine Odor

I have an Electrolux rug shampooer and was trying to remove old odors of dog urine in my oriental carpets. I shampooed them then put a concentration of 4-1 water to Nok-Out in the tank and went back over them. No more odor!! Worked great! Was sooo happy!

Laurie M Lijoi, Oct 2, 2019

Removed All The Feral Cat Urine

Sniper has been AMAZING. I was able to completely remove all the feral cat urine scent from the carpets, mattresses, clothing, and toys. It worked beautifully and left no smell, no fumes, and didn’t leave any discoloration. Sniper is now my cleaner of choice and I use it everywhere to clean and sanitize as well as freshen the air. I even use it in my daughter’s gym shoes and soccer bag. Thank you so much. Seriously the best product on the market.

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