Borax or baking soda will easily do the trick but inhaling borax over a long period of time can cause health problems. Thus, baking soda wins hands down.
I have an ozone shock treatment service in St. Louis, MO (SkunkWorks OST -- http://www.skunkworks-ost.com/)
and I recently remediated a very mildewy home using Concrobium (Home Depot) for the concrete basement floor, baking soda for the carpets, and ozone at shock levels for everything else (walls, furniture, ceilings, ductwork, etc.). The mildew fumes (VOCs) were so strong that I had to wear a respirator while I worked. After treatment, I exclaimed to the owner, "I can smell your kitchen!" Getting rid of offensive odors allows the natural "aromas" of one's home to come out.
There's even an Italian doctor who kills cancer with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) making the case that cancer is a fungus.
For large areas, you can make a solution using 1 cup of baking soda to 1 gallon of warm water. If you mix it in a pump sprayer (used for spraying pesticides or garden mixes), you can spray it all over the place. But it will leave a white residual film (good for long term mold killing). Or water it down a bit so that it's not so visible when it dries. 'Tis great for spraying down a shower, musty drapes, or basement walls. Cost is 50 cents per box. Gotta love it!
For carpets, I devised a unique process whereby you simply sprinkle baking soda onto carpet, push it into the deeper layers of the carpet using a vacuum cleaner with the vacuum disconnected, leave for 4 days, vacuum it up, and repeat the process until the mildew odor is gone. Very effective! There is no need to be exacting with the amount used because it will do the job in a very short time regardless of whether you use a ton of it or a medium dusting.
Bear in mind that simply sprinkling on the top layer of carpet will not do the job because mold spores have already worked their way deep into the lower layers of the carpet. Btw, mildew is simply mold that hasn't turned black and is in or on cloth or fabric.
For "mold on the wood strip in between [your] storm window and outside pane," you can simply make a paste with baking soda and water, scrub the area, wipe but leave a residual amount behind, then wash it completely off a few days later.
Baking soda (powder or in solution) is also great for stinky athlete's feet and shoes. (There's a fungus among us.)
I've read that vinegar works great but being chemically sensitive, I can't be near the stuff.
I know this is an old post so I hope this helps others who are battling mold.
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