Stains on fabric, furniture, or in any part of the home is stinky and ew! While you may not know it, molds may have been living with you in your home all this time. If you think you are in this stinky situation, you might want to consider any proven cleaning tips!
What is Mold?
Mold is an organism that lives and reproduces on surfaces such as clothes, carpets, leather, and even on tiles. One may easily recognize them as dark or green spots with fuzzy or slimy texture producing an undesirable odor. However, though sometimes invisible, spores may still be growing without you knowing. Their small size can make mold easy to miss, often resulting in mold returning time and time again. So how can you really get rid of these molds at home?
Here are useful cleaning tips to have a comfy, mold-free home:
Simple cleaning tips to effectively remove molds
It is very difficult to differentiate molds from stains. The very first thing you must do is make s
ure that you are fighting the right enemy – mold.
1.Use of chlorine bleach
The active ingredient of chlorine – sodium hypochlorite kills almost any type of molds (and its spores) by attacking and degrading its cell wall. Mix chlorine and water in 1:10 ratio and put the mixture in a spray bottle or a piece of cloth. Directly apply to the infected areas to ensure its effectivity. Always remember that chlorine is TOXIC and must be kept away from the reach of children.
2.Using distilled white vinegar
The acidic nature of vinegar makes it an ideal choice to kill molds. It is very cheap and safe to be used at home. You just simply put the vinegar into a spray bottle (DO NOT DILUTE WITH WATER) and spray the content directly into the infected surfaces.
3.Use of Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is a natural oil that is known to effectively remove molds. It is a bit pricey, but a small amount can go a long way. Put a cup of water in a spray bottle and add a teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil. Spray it on the surfaces that need its mold-killing action.
If the molds still persist even after an extensive elimination procedure, maybe you should then consider the services of cleaning professionals.