We already know how hard it is to get rid of mold and mildew or to prevent condensation, and chemicals can damage badly our health, just like mold and mildew.
Mold is a problem faced by many who live in a house or in areas with high humidity. You paint the walls every year, and after a few weeks you see how mold spores appear in the corners of your home due to water infiltration. This situation is very harmful for your entire family.
Mold can cause asthma, sinusitis, allergies or skin irritation. But you can get rid of mold and mildew naturally without using harmful chemicals.
Dry and insulate the walls
Mold grows especially in wet environments. This means that the bathroom and the kitchen are the most exposed for mold appearance, but also the rooms that have more than 1 wall communicating with the exterior, because it is exposed to moisture and humidity.
The first thing you should do to prevent mold appearance is to insulate well the walls on the outside and on the inside if it’s possible.
Ventilate the room to get rid of moisture
The air that suffocates you and the moisture is the perfect environment for mold. Ventilate the room daily and use a dehumidifier to get rid of this situation.
Tip: dry your clothes outside and try not to leave any damp clothing item or carpet in the house.
How to get rid of mold
Tea tree oil, vinegar or rubbing alcohol – the best natural fungicides to get rid of mold and mildew
Add about 10 drops of tea tree oil in a sprayer and add water over it, and then apply the solution on the surfaces affected by mold and dampness and let it work. Right after this solution takes effect, wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth.
Vinegar is one of the best solutions to get rid of mold naturally and you can use it especially in the bathroom and in the kitchen or in the hallways. Vinegar has antimicrobial properties, so it will prevent mildew appearance. You can apply it easily with a sprayer and in a few minutes it will disappear.
Tip: if you clean periodically your house with vinegar, it will become a hygienic environment and the smell of vinegar will disappear in a few hours.
If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, another option is to replace it with distilled ethanol. It has a fermenting process similar to that of vinegar and you can find it in rubbing alcohol and vodka. You don’t have to use an expensive brand, but on the contrary, it is advisable to choose a cheaper one. These are less filtered containing more acetaldehyde that will remove mold efficiently.
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