Yes, You Can Eliminate Household Mould

Household mould is a common problem that is caused by leaks, poor ventilation, and moisture in the air that causes condensation.

Daily activities such as bathing, cooking, cleaning, indoor plants, and fish tanks can cause dampness in the air which leads to condensation and thus the formation of mould.

Other than the bad smell, mould can cause allergic infections and other serious illnesses such as asthma and cancer.

Therefore, it should be killed and cleaned as soon as possible without any delays. Mould can be removed using cleaning detergents or natural solutions as explained below.

Cleaning detergents

1.   Borax

You can use Borax to get rid of mould on non-porous surfaces. It is poisonous if swallowed but is safe for removal since it does not produce any fumes that could be dangerous for your health.

Mix a cup of Borax with a gallon of water. Spray it on the surfaces and clean it off after a while. Borax can also be used to prevent mould growth if left on the affected surface without wiping it off.

2. Ammonia

Ammonia can be used to kill mould effectively on porous surfaces such as glass. However, it should be used sparingly as it is toxic.

Mix water with clear ammonia on a ratio of 1:1. Next, you will want to spray the affected areas with the solution and wipe it off after two hours.

3. Bleach

Mould on porous surfaces can be removed using bleach. Just like ammonia, bleach produces toxic fumes and thus should be used in a room that is well ventilated.

Add a cup of bleach to a gallon of water. Spray the mixture on the affected areas. Wipe it off after an hour.

Natural methods

4.      Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a cheap alternative for killing mould. Using hydrogen peroxide is safe to both human health and the environment as it does not produce any toxic fumes.

Hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent and thus can be used to clean mould stains.

5.      Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is an antifungal essential oil that can be used to kill all types of mould effectively.

Tea tree oil might be expensive, but it is the most effective natural mould killing solution.

6.      Vinegar

Vinegar is a safe and effective way of getting rid of mould since it does not produce any toxic fumes.

Spray either undiluted apple vinegar or white vinegar to the affected area and wipe it off after an hour.

To prevent the growth of mould, do not wipe off the vinegar. This method should be used only on surfaces that are non-porous.

7.      Baking soda

Unlike Vinegar and Borax, baking soda can be used on both porous and non-porous surfaces.

Baking soda is a mild and also a safe way of cleaning and killing mould. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with eight ounces of water.

Spray the solution on the affected areas and wipe it off after some time. Repeat the same but do not wipe it off.

Baking soda is a deodoriser and thus will leave a pleasant smell, getting rid of the awful mould smell.

However, if the infestation is persistent, consider contacting a specialist to determine if you need professionals to help you get rid of the mould.

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