Irrespective of regular cleaning, the walls and tiles of your home may catch mold due to environmental factors.
Not only they are unsightly but they also cause a variety of health issues like allergies, skin infection, skin irritation, and sinus infections.
Here are 10 proven home remedies to get rid of mold.
Tea Tree Oil
When it comes to pest control, especially mold control, nothing works better than tea tree oil. The abundant anti-fungi properties in this herbal oil make it a perfect fungicide to kill living mold. It also prevents mold from recurring in that particular surface after using once. Here is a simple tea tree oil solution that can be used to eradicate the mold in any surface. Take 100 ml each of tea tree oil and white vinegar; mix properly. Now add 500 ml of water to the mixture and add it to the spray bottle. Before treating the walls of any surface with this oil, you first need to scrub the area and remove the mold. Repeat the application of tea tree oil mix after every 5 hours until molds disappear completely.
Vinegar is also a great fungicide to remove mold from any surface. The best part about vinegar is that it does not stain the walls. There will be no side effects if you treat a particular surface with vinegar. As usual, first scrape out the mold using a brush and then apply vinegar to the mold affected region. Repeat applying vinegar to the area using a kitchen cleaning sponge until molds disappear from the area entirely. Use white distilled vinegar for the best results.
Soapy water is a great solution to treat the mold in first hand. As soon as you see mold in any area, you first need to remove it using a scrubber or a salt paper. Now wash the area with soap water. Use detergents to wash mold away and then repeat washing the area everyday to avoid mold regrowth.
Visit any pest control store to buy a special type of distilled ethanol. Spray it in the mold-struck areas. Ethanol kills mold and also controls mold regrowth in the mold prone areas.
Tile and Grout Sealing
Get tile sealants to seal the extra space between the tiles to avoid mold build up due to the presence of excessive moisture. There are organic tile and grout sealants available in the market, which you can bring and do it yourself at home to get rid of mold permanently.
This may be little expensive, but grapefruit extracts work best for removing mold from any surface. The best part about grapefruit extracts is that it reduces mold problem without causing any acidic smell. It is also safe to have kids around when you use it on a surface.
Chlorine bleach is an absolutely inexpensive, but the most effective way to eradicate mold completely. Simply sprinkle chlorine bleach on the surface and then wipe the area with a scrubber or sponge to get rid of mold forever.
Vodka offers greater relief not only from stress, but also from the mold. Transfer some vodka in a spray container and spritz it directly on the mold prone areas. You can see the mold getting frizzy in few seconds. Now quickly wipe away the dead mold using a good wiping sponge.
Take a cup of water and add a tsp of hydrogen peroxide. Pour this solution into a spray bottle and spritz it on the affected wall or surface. Wait for 10 -15 minutes. Meanwhile make a mixture by combining half tsp baking soda and a cup of water. Now, clean the surface with the previous solution and then spray the baking soda mixture on the mold-prone areas to prevent the further development of molds.
Mold and mildew thrive in wet environments. For damp areas of the home like bathrooms and kitchens, you may want to invest in a dehumidifier. Also, be sure to fix any leaky plumbing and avoid leaving items like damp rugs, moist towels, or wet clothes laying around as these are the perfect place for mold and mildew to grow in.