Probably many of us have been faced with the presence of mold and the terrible destruction mold is capable of. Usually, mold is treated with expensive chemicals, and yet, it keeps coming back. Why? Because some basic rules haven’t been kept. To be able to say goodbye to this smelly and unhealthy co-dweller, we need to follow a few natural practices.
Air and sunlight
The first step, before the application of any other home remedies, is to ensure that the rooms are well aired and sunshine has free access into them.
We should do several major clean-ups every year, involving the removal of every piece of furniture possible, opening all doors and windows and allowing air and sunshine to reach everywhere. Make sure nothing we keep in the house is moist, as this will only make the situation worse.
Vinegar and essential oils
Plain wine vinegar is one of the most efficient enemies of mold. Soak a sponge with vinegar, or pour vinegar into a spray bottle and apply it to the affected area. Leave the vinegar on for at least 4 hours and then wash it off with a wet sponge or cloth.
Tea tree oil
This substance has a pleasant and strong smell; it is a bit more expensive than vinegar. Dilute the oil at 1:3 ration with water and apply it on moldy walls. Wash it off after several minutes.
Granulated baking soda is an excellent solution to remove residues of mold. Mix baking soda with some water, and scrub the walls with the resulting paste.
The easiest way to prevent mold appearing again is to ensure that the rooms stay dry. Make sure there is no source of moisture present. Also, air out the rooms frequently to make sure you keep away this enemy.