If you see black mold growing in your home, it is natural that you start to worry about the damage it can do to your home and your health. But before you get too nervous, you may be able to get rid of the mold with natural substances that you might already have in your home. Here are three natural ways to remove mold in your house.
Vinegar is naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in nature, so using vinegar is an easy way to take care of the mold in your house. Not only that, but vinegar is very affordable, so if you have a lot of mold to take care of, you won't need to break the bank.
To use vinegar on mold, fill a spray bottle with white vinegar. Then, spray down any mold you see, fully saturating the area with vinegar. Wait a few minutes, and scrub the mold away with a cleaning brush.
Worried about the strong smell? Don't be. The smell of vinegar is non-toxic, and will fade in a few hours.
Use Baking Soda
Baking soda can be another natural way to get rid of any mold you have. Simply take some baking soda and add enough water to make a paste, and then slather the paste on top of the mold. After waiting a few minutes, use an old toothbrush to scrub away the mold. Finally, wipe down any excess with paper towels.
For even better results, mix baking soda, water and a bit of vinegar together and use it to attack mold.
Try Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is a strong anti-fungal liquid, and it can kill mold on impact. Tea tree oil is potent, so even a teaspoon of it can be added to about a cup of water and still be effective. You can pour the mixture directly on the spot where the mold is, or dab a cloth in the solution and apply it to the mold. Tea tree oil can be irritating to the skin, so wear gloves.
While tea tree oil works well to kill mold, it can be quite expensive. It is best to use it if you are only treating a small amount of mold in your home.
Try the tips in this article to take care of any mold you see growing in your home. If mold is spread over a large space, or seems to come back after you've cleaned it, talk to a mold remediation company (such as AK Pest Control CVA. Inc.) about how they can help you get rid of the mold in your house for good.