Mold and mildew are not favorable for most households; our health is in danger. Luckily, it’s possible to use everyday cleaning products to banish and prevent mold and mildew from appearing back again. Mildew, whether on walls or other surfaces, like floors or carpets, is not great news for your health, so it’s also really important to tackle the root cause. Keep reading and see the best and proven natural solutions to perfectly get rid of mold and mildew on walls in your home.
1. Tea Tree Oil
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.
3. Soap Water
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 soapy water. Use detergents to wash mold away and then repeat washing the area every day to avoid mold regrowth.
4. Distilled Ethanol
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 and mildew regrowth in the mold-prone areas.
5. Grapefruit Extract
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.
6. Alcohol Spray
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.
7. Hydrogen Peroxide
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.
As a conclusion, I should mention that mold removal products like vinegar, acid, ethanol, thinner, and bleach will cause the acidic smell. Use bets masks to protect yourself from the harsh smell and stay away from the fumes. These products kill about 82% of mold. Keep children and older people and as well as pets away from the area where you are carrying out mold removal processes.