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Best Mold Removal Tips


Best Mold Removal Tips

Every year, during spring cleaning, you might find yourself making your house spotless. You’ll clean your storages, your rooms, shed and the garden. The worst thing to find outdoors and in the bathrooms is mold! Molds are basically fungi that thrive in damp conditions. After a careful mold inspection, you’ll have to go through the rigorous process of mold removal. A few helpful products are:

  • Bleach
  • Borax
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Detergent
  • Baking soda
  • Tea tree oil
  • Grapefruit seed extract

Here are a few helpful tips for successful mold removal:

Scrubbing with Soap To Eliminate Mold Damage

This method is undertaken when the mold is still at periphery and has not traveled too far deep. All you need is soap, a scrub and successful scrubbing actions and you’re good to go! Soap is not a powerful mole removal agent yet it works great for the mitigation of the dilemma.

Spraying with Tea Tree Oil Solution

Tea tree oil has numerous benefits one of which that includes, having strong anti-fungal properties. You need to add a teaspoon of tea tree oil to a cup of water and spray it onto the affected areas followed by wiping thoroughly. In case, a spray bottle is not available then the other easier option is to soak a cloth with the diluted tea tree oil solution and wipe your mole-infested area clean. For furniture, the solution can be sprayed and then ought to be kept outside to removal the strong smell of tea tree oil.

Mold Removal with Bleach

Bleach is a strong anti-fungal that can act against any form of fungi along with its spores, leading to a completely sanitized area. This method is again, useful for molds that grow onto the periphery of porous materials. It is not capable of seeping into the material to kill the mold growing underneath.

Begin the process with a careful mold inspection to ensure that the mold is only at the surface, and then wear a mask to avoid contact with the fumes and begin your cleaning.

  • For killing mold with bleach use a ratio of one cup of bleach per gallon of water
  • Apply the solution to non-porous surfaces with mold growth either by using a spray bottle or by using a bucket and a sponge or cloth.
  • You don’t need to rinse the surface afterwards (unless it is used for food preparation or a surface which may be touched by small children or pets) as the bleach will inhibit mold growing in the future.

Baking Soda for Mold Removal After Mold Inspection

Another great product to use is baking soda for mildew removal. For a smaller mold-infested region, a baking soda paste can be used with baking soda and water in a 1:1 ratio. On the other hand, you might require a spraying bottle. You’ll have to add two teaspoons of baking soda to a cup of water in a spraying bottle and spray in your mold-infested area for a sanitized surface!

References:

  1. http://www.servprosummerlinnorthsuncity.com/blog/post/44621/mold-removal-remediation/-top-mold-removal-and-remediation-tips
  2. https://moldpedia.com/mold-removal