Mold Removal Home Remedies Part 2
5. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, which makes it a great choice for mold removal. Hydrogen peroxide is safe to use, does not harm the environment, does not produce toxic fumes or leave toxic residue on your surfaces. Hydrogen peroxide can be purchased inexpensively at drug stores, grocery stores and mass merchants in the first aid section. Hydrogen peroxide can help to remove mold from many types of surfaces, including floors, walls, kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, and clothing. This mold killing formula contains bleaching agents, so it can help fade mold stains. If you will be using peroxide on porous surfaces, make sure to do a spot test to ensure the material does not fade.
6. Detergent and Water For Mold Removal
A solution of warm water and detergent can scrub mold off of nonporous surfaces. Detergent cannot kill mold; however, the mold on nonporous surfaces can be removed and cleared away without needing to kill the mold. Just make sure that you thoroughly remove all traces of mold from all nonporous surfaces where mold has attached itself to. If you are having a mold problem make sure reach out to BCU, and also check out our services.
7. Baking Soda
Many people use baking soda as a safe and natural household cleaner. Many people do not realize that baking soda kills mold. Unlike other mold killers that contain harsh chemicals, it is mild and completely harmless to humans and pets. It has a pH level of 8.1. In addition to killing mold, baking soda will deodorize and remove the scent that mold leaves in the home even after it is killed. Baking soda absorbs moisture, which will help keep mold away. You can also use vinegar with baking soda for mold removal. Vinegar kills a different type of mold than baking soda does.
8. Tea Tree Oil
The most effective natural mold killer is tea tree oil. Although tea tree oil is expensive compared to other solutions, a small amount goes a long way towards killing mold. tea tree oil is completely safe to use around pets and humans and is an essential oil. It is an antifungal and can kill all types of mold. Tea tree oil is also antibacterial. You can find tea tree oil from a natural food store for around $10. When purchasing tea tree oil, you need to ensure that the tea tree oil is derived from Melaleuca Alternifolia because some brands do not use real tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is the scientific name for tea tree oil.
9. Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract is as expensive as tea tree oil and works to kill mold very well. Unlike tea tree oil, grapefruit seed extract does not have an odor while tea tree oil does have an odor. Grapefruit seed extract can be found in most health food stores. It is an all natural product. The citric acid found in grapefruit attacks mold, disinfects and deodorizes areas that have had mold. You only need a small amount to decimate all traces of mold.
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