Natural Home Remedies to Remove Mold
When it comes to mold, many people turn to the chemical Mold Removers available at their local store. In a recent article we released on Chemical vs. Natural Mold and Mildew Cleaners, we discuss the removers in detail and ultimately conclude that natural cleaners are effective and non-toxic ways to remove mold. At 1-800-Dry-Me-Out, Inc., we are proud to announce that we only utilize Benefect Botanical Disinfectant to remove mold and mildew. In addition to being non-abrasive, Benefect is the first & only Botanical Disinfectant in North America, is Green Certified and kills over 99.99% of Bacteria, Fungus, TB and HIV. 1-800-Dry-Me-Out, Inc. is extremely concerned about protecting your family, pets and the environment during a mold removal, mold remediation or water damage restoration servicing. To purchase Benefect products for your home, please visit an online retailer such as Benelifegreen.com.
Further to purchasing ready made cleaners, there are several home remedies available to fight the mold battle. Ingredients such as Tea Tree Oil and Vinegar have been strong contenders in their proven ability to remove mold and mildew.
How does vinegar remove mold? Because it is an acetic acid, it attacks the roots and spores: white vinegar has been proven to kill 82% of mold species. The great thing about vinegar is that it is widely available and inexpensive. Vinegar is especially useful as a maintenance product. Melaleuca Alternifolia Tea Tree Oil is by far the most effective mold remover as it has been shown to kill all mold species and because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties. However, Tea Tree Oil is expensive. If cost isn’t an issue, mix one teaspoon Tea Tree Oil to one cup of water in a spray bottle.
How to Clean Mold:
1. Wear protective gloves and a mask if possible.
2. Ventilate the area to the best of your ability. If you must, leave the room as needed for fresh air.
3. Natural cleaners will differ from their chemical counterparts because they actually require scrubbing. A steel brush is sometimes recommended.
4. Wipe away the residue or feel free to rinse away debris but be sure to re-spray the surface as the ingredient will continue to work on the area.
Daily maintenance includes spraying the area as needed. For example, mist your shower stall after your shower with your chosen natural remedy. Mist your dish rack every night after dishes have been put away. Mop the floor often using the mold remedy. Basically use anywhere you might find water.
Good luck and remember, if your mold problem is too much to handle or if you are seeking further information on how to safely and effectively remove mold and prevent mold growth, in your home, contact the Mold Removal experts at 1-800-Dry-Me-Out, Inc. 1-800-DRY-ME-OUT.