Mold is a problem that many people underestimate. We have already seen, how people often exhibit symptoms that are directly related to this problem, such as mood changes and memory loss or even coughs, colds and rashes. In order to solve these annoying mold related problems in your home, you can take action using nothing but natural remedies. Here`s our way to remove mold with natural remedies.
Step 1: Remove moisture
Moisture is a major cause of mold in our homes. The best thing to do is to always check the pipelines of our homes and look for all the places for water seepage, intervening with maintenance. Rooms are at most risk, especially kitchen and bathroom, where steam generated from showers and food cooking spreads on the walls and corners, facilitating mold formation. To limit the damage, it would be appropriate to install a fan in the bathroom or open the windows, after exiting the shower. There are also tropical plants which absorb moisture.
Step 2: Mold removal
In case mold is already formed in your house, you must take action immediately, and do not overlook any corner: that is where usually the mold takes place.
Here are 4 remedies that will work for you.
The first proposed solution is to create a solution composed of half a liter of boiling water and two cups of white vinegar. Apply the solution on the place to be treated (perhaps with the aid of a spray bottle) and let it sit for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes (the time required for the liquid to take effect), rinse, and armed with a brush, remove any traces of mold. Pay particular attention between a tile in case of bathroom and the kitchen.
Tea tree oil
Of course, the tea tree oil can not be used in the same quantities as white vinegar, if only for its cost. Combine 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil with two cups of water. Put everything in a spray bottle, shake and spray. Do not rinse. You can save it for a long time solution.
Even the grapefruit seed extract is a great remedy to eliminate mold from our homes. This solution is more aggressive than the previous one. The extract is available in health food stores or organic products. Just prepare a mixture composed of two filled cups of water in which you are going to dissolve 20 drops of grapefruit extract. Then simply apply directly on the mold. In this case, do not use cloths or sponges cause would create a dispersion of mold spores.
Detergent mold DIY
Now here is the recipe for a great detergent DIY, useful even against the most stubborn mildew. You will need:
- 700 ml of water
- 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons salt
In a bottle, maybe with a spray bottle, pour the water in which you are going to thoroughly dissolve the baking soda and salt. Now add the oxygenated water and shake vigorously. Use the solution to treat the wall, scraping with an old toothbrush.
Mold on textiles and clothing
We have seen how to eliminate mold from walls and tiles. Often, however, the mold can also settle on clothes or curtains, resulting in the formation of troublesome stains. You can remove stains from clothes using a solution made of lemon juice and salt. In case of upholstery and curtains, however, you can use a solution created by joining a pint of rubbing alcohol diluted with a cup of water. Soak a cloth in the solution and rub off the portion to be treated.
You might choose to add a dehumidifier that will help prevent the formation of mold.