Mold is a matter of serious concern for anyone, because besides making one’s house look unaesthetic, it can also cause serious health problems, such as cough, sneezing, itchy and red eyes, or even chronic headaches. For this reason, it should be eliminated as soon as it is discovered. A few methods can be very helpful in this situation and can be done by anyone at home, without being necessary to call for professionals. However, in case this goes beyond one’s duties, it is recommended to resort to Calgary mold removal companies.
Water and soap
One of the easiest methods for do it yourself mold removals is using soap and water. This might be the perfect solution in case mold growth is not too severe or too deep. Mold spores can simply be washed away by scrubbing the specific area. Afterwards, you let the wall dry out and everything comes back to normal.
Tea tree oil
Believe it or not, besides its antiseptic and other therapeutic uses in humans, tea tree oil can be used for cleaning mold too. Few people know that by combining one teaspoon of this tea tree oil with only two cups of water, you can get the perfect home remedy for indoor mold. You have to pour this liquid into a spray bottle or other container, mix them very well in order to obtain one homogenous liquid and then you apply it to the affected area. Let it dry out and you see how magic happens. Tea tree oil has anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which makes it a powerful ingredient, perfect for treating indoor mold problems. However, you should take great care when using it to clean mold, because in its pure form, this oil can be very toxic and cause serious internal problems, especially if it is ingested. As a result, you should pay attention when using it and keep out of reach of young children in order to avoid potential accidents. It is worth mentioning that the solution can be used for nearly any item, such as walls, cabinets or drawers.
White distilled vinegar
It is commonly known that vinegar is a very effective ingredient used to eliminate bad odors, such as the ones caused by mold or mildew. For this reason, it is easy to deduce that white distilled vinegar turns to be a good ingredient for mold removal. However, vinegar should not be used in its pure form in this situation. You have to combine this ingredient too with water or other liquids, mix the two ingredients very well and spray on the affected area. Let it dry out and do not rinse the area for several hours.
Chlorine bleach is also very effective in case of mold removal. The hydrogen peroxide this solution contains has strong oxidizing and bacterial properties. Keep in mind that children under no circumstances should use it, so make sure you keep it away from them. Mix one cup of chlorine bleach with a gallon of water, place the resulting liquid into a spray bottle and let it do its magic.