6 natural remedies to mold and mildew

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6 natural remedies to mold and mildew

Mold and mildew are among the most unpleasant problems that you might have to deal with at home. This is because mold and mildew are quite unpleasant to look at - the stains they leave are truly ugly and unsightly. What is more, there is a real danger to your health, as mildew and mold spores lead to skin irritation, sinus infection and allergies.

If all of this frightens you, perhaps you should look into some ways of dealing with such problem. The most important thing you have to keep in mind when it comes to such cleaning service that can easily deal with the issue of mold and mildew is that there are various all-natural ways of handling the situation. You don’t have to resolve to cleaners such as ammonia and bleach - these are toxic and require adequate ventilation among other safety precautions to use effectively. Read on about safer and just as efficient methods to combat mold and mildew.

Dry up the environment - it is a known fact that mold and mildew grow in wet environments. Usually this means bathrooms and kitchens. For these specific rooms you should consider acquiring a dehumidifier to control the humidity and prevent high levels of it. It also helps with home cleaning. Carefully inspect your home for leaky plumbing, as this can cause mold and mildew to grow behind cabinets and walls.

Allow air circulation - keep fresh circulation of air in your home by opening windows, especially during home cleaning, in order to keep humidity low and avoid dangerous fumes from cleaning solutions. That way there will be no mildew and mold spores in your rooms.

Seal tile grout -mold and mildew can settle in cracks and areas of unsealed grout. It is there the potential for mold and mildew growth is high. Check regularly to see if the grout is stained or holding water for longer than it really should.

Tea Tree Oil - this all-natural fungicide can easily help you clean mold and mildew. The way you use it is by adding ten drops of it in a spray bottle and add water. Next, you spray the mix on hard surfaces same way you would treat a home cleaning task. Let the oil do its job for several minutes and then scrub it. You might have to repeat this procedure few times, but eventually all mold and mildew will be killed and further growth prevented. 

Vinegar -if you are looking for an all-natural cleaner, look no further than white vinegar. It can be used effectively for mold and mildew removal, plus various home cleaning tasks as a whole. Spray some from a bottle, and wipe away after few minutes to kill the fungus and dissolve it.

Distilled ethanol -fermented liquids do just as good job in cleaning mold and mildew as tea tree oil and vinegar. Even inexpensive less filtered spirits can be quite toxic to fungus and completely remove it from your home.

Dealing with mold and mildew is easy when you spot the problem before it fully develops. Keep your eyes open for potential signs of spoils and act quickly with any of the above solutions to fix the issue. For more house cleaning ideas: Dry Carpet Cleaning in Fulham.

Read more about indoor air quality.

Topics: Bathroom, Dehumidifiers and Air Purifiers, Going Green, Healthy Homes, Indoor Air Quality, Kitchen, Maintenance & Repair, Ventilation

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