Four main natural cleaning products can help you get rid of Mould/Mold. Depending on your mould situation and what you have on hand, these can be used in isolation or together.
1. Cleaning mould with vinegar and tea tree oil
The first, simplest option for cleaning mould is white vinegar. Vinegar is a mild acid; unlike bleach, it kills mould.
It means that vinegar gets to the source of the mould problem and kills the spores in the walls, rather than just hiding it like bleach does.
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent mold-buster. Adding tea tree oil to vinegar in a spray bottle makes for a severe mold-killing spray. For a 500ml spray bottle, you need about 30 drops of tea tree oil (15 drops per 250ml).
For mild and minor mould problems:
Spray white vinegar and tea tree oil onto the mold, saturating it completely. Let it soak for 15 minutes before wiping the area clean with water.
For more severe mould problems:
Saturate the moldy area with the vinegar/tea tree solution and let it sit for an hour. If you want, you can come back during the hour and re-saturate the area (especially if the mold is on a vertical surface and the vinegar is running off the surface). After an hour, wipe clean with water and let the surface dry. If the mold returns, you may need to treat it repeatedly over several weeks until the mold is gone.
This method should work without the tea tree oil, but using tea tree and vinegar together gives you the best chance of defeating the mold monster.
2. Cleaning mould with hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial. To kill mould, pour a 3% concentration of hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle, spray the mould liberally, and leave for 10-15 minutes. Then, scrub, clean, and rinse with water.
3. Cleaning mould with bi-carb soda
Bicarbonate soda can also be used to kill mold. Bi-Carb is a natural disinfectant and does not have a strong smell (unlike vinegar). It can kill mold on non-porous surfaces, but vinegar is a better bet for mold on any porous surface (including gyprock walls).
Make an anti microbial spray for mold for that mix a small spoonful of Bi-Carb in a full spray bottle of water, and shake to combine. Spray the solution onto the mould, scrub the mould away, and then rinse.
There you have it! Our top three natural ways to kill mold. If you have a severe mould problem you haven’t been able to get rid of, then the 4th and last way is to call the mould remediation specialists.
At Upkeepcity, we carefully conduct a mould inspection to ascertain the root cause of the mold in your home and curb it from there. We remove mould at its source and guarantee it will stay gone for 12 months.
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