When cleanliness is next to happiness, mold can be one of the most frustrating offenders we encounter in the home. Not only does this cause unsightly discoloration, especially on shiny surfaces, but it can also be a health risk.
Exposure to mold is one of those health issues that many people are unaware of and even doctors have a hard time figuring out. But, it can cause headaches, rashes, sinus problems, and other minor health issues. More seriously, extensive mold reactions can lead to critical respiratory and neurological issues.
Most of us don’t need much persuasion to clean mold stains, but now that we have the extra motivation, we should start thinking about how to handle the situation naturally. Equally toxic, many chemical cleaning products harm our overall well-being in the same way mold does. Why replace one toxin with another?
There are many natural methods to get rid of mold.
Vinegar is a cleaning wonder. It is a good disinfectant. It is good for removing fat. It is good for washing clothes. And it’s good for picking up mold.
Typically, vinegar is diluted when used to make cleaning products, but for mold, it wouldn’t hurt to take it full strength from the bottle. Spray it to scrub the area or squirt some on a cloth and apply it that way. Learn more about using vinegar to naturally keep things clean and safe.
Most of us think of hydrogen peroxide as something we use to clean wounds, but it’s so much more useful than that. It can be an effective teeth whitener and it can work hard against mold.
When using hydrogen peroxide as a mold remover, dilute it one teaspoon in a cup of water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray it on the surface and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before wiping it off.
tea tree oil
Like hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil is most often used to clean wounds. It’s a very powerful thing with a strong smell in addition. Nevertheless, it can really eliminate mold.
Tea tree oil contains very powerful antibacterial and antifungal elements which are not okay with mold. Just buy a bottle of essential oil. Mix one teaspoon to one cup of water. This mixture should be sprayed on the surface and allowed to sit for an hour or more.
Vodka is also a good mold killer, and many of us have made the mistake of buying a cheap bottle and living to regret it the next day. No problem! Cheap vodka will kill mold just as effectively as the good stuff.
It can be applied in the same way: it must be sprayed on the moldy surface, left for a while, then wiped off.
Ultimately, it’s important to take the proper steps to keep mold at bay. One step to achieve this is to apply a baking soda solution (a teaspoon to a cup of water) to the area, which will deal a final blow to any surviving mold and prevent it from coming back. Discover another amazing way to use baking soda around the house
But, just as important is changing the conditions that caused the mold in the first place. Mold tends to like damp places, so be sure to air out areas and/or use a dehumidifier where mold might like to grow. That should take care of her and you!
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