Did you know that hundreds of millions of people are exposed to toxic mold every single day? They are usually exposed by touch, breathing or ingestion – and the worst thing about it is they don’t even know it! The mold is a silent and a dangerous threat for us all. The mold can grow behind walls, below floors and sometimes even makes a home in our food. So, what most people don’t understand is that mold can make you very sick sometimes, and in some severe cases – it can even be deadly.
You should also know that exposure to mold can wreak havoc on your joints, nervous system, brain and weaken your immune system. In some cases, it can even cause you to develop cancer! Most of the cleaning products rely on heavy duty chemicals to work, which produce harmful fumes, there are still natural ways to remove mold. Many people around the world use these natural alternatives instead. These natural alternatives are extremely effective, and they’re also environmentally-friendly. It’s your lucky day, because in this article we are going to show you 5 natural solutions, which will help you remove the mold in your home – in all natural way. These homemade methods are very simple – you just have to follow the simple instructions.
Here are five natural solutions for removing mold that you can try:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
This hydrogen peroxide mixture is a simple and inexpensive solution, which will help you get rid of your mold problem. Note: you should use 3% hydrogen peroxide. Here’s what you need to do – just mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and vinegar. Then, you need to pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use over the affected area. leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then scrub and wipe using a clean cloth.
Did you know that vinegar is a mild acid which can kill 99 % of bacteria, 82 % of mold, and 80 % of germs (viruses)? This is really amazing, right? Here’s what you need to do – make sure you use white distilled vinegar. Pour it into a spray bottle without watering it down. Spray the vinegar onto the moldy surface and leave it to sit for an hour. After one hour, you need to wipe the area clean with water and allow the surface to dry. Any smell from the vinegar should clear within a few hours, but if it lingers, you can freshen up the space with bowls of lemon water around the area.
- Tea Tree Oil
Note: tea tree oil is really expensive, but you should know that it works well on small areas. Here’s what you need to do – just mix two teaspoons of tea tree oil with 1 cup. Spray the solution onto the mold spores and let it dry. You will be amazed by the results.
- Citrus Seed Extract
Note: you should know that the citrus seed extract does not leave any odor when used, unlike the other mixtures. Here’s what you need to do – you need to dilute about 20 drops of citrus seed extract with 2 cups of water. Mix them well in a spray bottle and spray onto the affected area. Similar to the previous solution, do not rinse.
- Baking Soda
You should know that when baking soda is mixed with vinegar and water, or just with water – is the most powerful and most effective cleaning mixture on this list. Here’s what you need to do – just mix baking soda with water or a water-and-vinegar solution, and spray onto surface. Let it sit, then scrub and wipe with a damp cloth.
Note: you don’t have to wait until mold starts to surface to remove it. Make use of any of these natural solutions to prevent mold from taking hold in the first place. And, if you’re experiencing a humidity problem, then you should definitely buy a dehumidifier – to maintain a relative humidity of 50% or below. This will help stop mold creation as it needs water in a liquid state or high water vapor in the air to grow. If this is controlled, the development of mold will be extremely difficult. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.