Mold can be quite tricky to combat, especially if you are confused and don’t know when and how to start. It’s recommended to prevent mold from setting on the walls and furniture in your house with the use of special devices, but once it has set in, you need to take matters into your own hands and use different solutions to remove mold from your house. In the following article, we will show you some efficient and practical ways to rid your house of mold and mildew. So, let’s get started.
Get a dehumidifier
It seems that no matter how many times you clean mold, it always comes back. To prevent this from happening, it’s recommended to opt for a dehumidifier. There is a wide range of dehumidifiers available on the consumer market, but almost all do the same thing: removing excess moisture from the air and while some are more efficient than others, it’s still better to have a dehumidifier in your house, rather having none. A good dehumidifier will not only reduce the indoor humidity level and thus prevent mold from developing in your house, but it will also get rid of the moldy odor.
Use cleaning solutions
If you have a tight budget and you can afford to call a professional to remove mold problems from your home, you can rest assured because you can find many cleaning solutions that were made for this special purpose: to remove mold. However, as these cleaning products can be a bit expensive, here’s a more affordable solution. Bleach, for instance, is inexpensive and very efficient at removing mold stains. Our recommendation would be to spray some bleach mixed with water on the mold and leave it to soak in for 30 minutes or an hour. Then, use a clean cloth to clean the stains. Don’t forget to wear a pair of rubber gloves, so that your skin doesn’t come into contact with the bleach.
Use vinegar or baking soda
As we’ve mentioned above, you can use a mixture of different cleaning solutions to remove mold from the furniture, walls and floors but if you are allergic to some substances that are the main ingredients of cleaning solutions, we suggest to opt for more natural alternatives. Vinegar is very effective on its own, but you can also combine with water and pour the mixture into a spraying bottle. Spray the mixture on the walls or on the areas that need to be treated. Baking soda is an amazing ingredient, as it can be used for almost anything but did you know that it’s highly effective at removing mold stains? Simply scrub the moldy areas with some baking soda and rinse with water.