Mold Removal

by Cassandra Merkling
(last updated April 23, 2018)

Mold can grow on practically any surface, as long as it is in a moist and warm environment. It can grow in toilets, crawlspaces, inside walls, in humidifiers and dehumidifiers, in your kitchen, and in your bathroom.

Especially dangerous is the Stachybotrys Chartarum variety, which is known as black mold. This kind of mold can not only cause respiratory disease and heart problems, but also kill a healthy person. Choose a good dehumidifier to remove the moisture this and other molds require for growth. Just be sure to keep the unit clean and as dry as possible so that you do not end up compounding the problem with more widespread issues (such as breeding mold and causing it to become airborne).

There are several ways to remove mold without going to the store. One recipe is to combine one half cup of borax, one half cup of vinegar, and one cup of water and place in a spray bottle. All you have to do is shake the bottle well and spray on the mold. Allow it to stand for a few minutes, and then you can wipe off the mold. Just plain borax paste works as well. Just mix borax with water and it will go after mold with a vengeance. Another remedy is simply fresh air and sunlight. This is by far the most cost-effective method around. You can also use a sprayed solution of one part hydrogen peroxide to three parts water if you prefer.

I have also heard of using tea tree oil mixed with water on areas within the home. Although this is a more expensive route, this method has the added advantage of being safe to put in your hair or on another external place on your body, and it will clear up any fungal problems you may have.

Author Bio

Cassandra Merkling

MORE FROM CASSANDRA

Dealing with a Laundry Detergent Allergy

A laundry detergent allergy can be difficult to deal with, but there are things you can do to cope. Here are some ideas ...

Discover More

Cleaning Stone Kitchen Sinks

There are four main types of stone used to make kitchen sinks. They are marble, granite, limestone, and soapstone. How ...

Discover More

Cleaning Varnish from Glass

Varnish can get on glass in several different ways. Luckily, there are also several different ways to clean it off. Here ...

Discover More

Tough Cleaning Jobs Require Brawny! Brawny paper towels provide the versatility you need: the strength for demanding jobs and the softness to clean up your child's messy face. This 24-roll pack of pick-a-size sheets can handle just about every cleaning task in your home. Check out Brawny 24-Pack Giant Paper Towels today!

More Cleaning Tips

Removing Paint Stains

Paint stains are best treated while still wet. For watercolors and latex paints, just pre-treat the stain with stain ...

Discover More

Removing Stains Left By Moving Blankets

When it comes to moving, one of the biggest problems is protecting your furniture from getting damaged. That's where ...

Discover More

Preventing Mold from Growing on Siding

Mold and mildew are some fairly nasty things that can grow just about anywhere if the proper steps aren't taken. One of ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is seven minus 4?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.