Instead choosing harsh chemicals, such as bleach or borax, to remove mold at home, choose natural ways that are friendly to the environment and won’t hurt your family or pets. Mold can be dangerous to your health, even if you aren’t allergic. Many people react to mold by getting tired and even depressed. Moreover, mold and mildew spores are known causes of allergies, sinus infections, and skin irritation. Of course, there are many products that eliminate mold, but some of them are highly toxic to use indoors, so be careful.
Free your home of unwanted fungus using these natural tips and cleaning methods:
1. Hydrogen Peroxide
You need a 3% hydrogen peroxide and spray it onto the mold area. Leave it on for 10 minutes. First scrub clean and then wipe with a damp cloth to clean the remaining mold spores. Another option is to use hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and vinegar. Keep the bottle in a dark area because the light crashes the quality of the hydrogen peroxide.
Pour vinegar into a bottle and spray it directly on the mold area. Also, you can dilute vinegar with water in order to cut the strong scent, but the first option is better. Let it for a few hours and then scrub the sprayed area with a brush. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, you can add a few drops of essential oil. According to studies, white vinegar eliminates 82% of mold spores, including viruses and bacteria. It can prevent mold by spraying it on surfaces and letting it dry.
3. Tea Tree Oil Solution
There are many helpful remedies for mold that are not harmful to the environment, but also there are some which cost more than others. For instance, tea tree oil is more expensive, but only two teaspoons of it combined with two cups of water can last for a while. Spray the mixture on the mold and don’t wash it. Tea tree oil has a strong scent that will disappear after a few days.
4. Citrus Seed Extract and Water
Citrus seed extract does not have a smell. Mix around 20 drops of extract and two cups of water. Then, add the mixture in a spray bottle and spray onto the mold. Do not rinse.
5. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a very helpful natural ingredient at removing mold. Mix baking soda with water and spray onto moldy surface. Leave it on, then scrub and wipe with a damp cloth. Baking soda will clean mold without leaving behind an unpleasant smell.
If you want to prevent mold in a natural way, you need to wipe down damp surfaces often, run a cool mist humidifier, spray vinegar and look out about leaks.