The Best Ways to Remove Mould and Mildew

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Mould and mildew can be bad for our health which is why you don't want to have it in your home. You'll need to remove mould from your home as soon as possible if you do find it too. Mould and mildew are from the fungi family, mildew is a type of mould fungus, and they both spread through the production of spores. It's the spores that are inhaled into our lungs and bodies where they can cause some pretty serious health issues. Especially in those who have asthma or allergies and any serious health concerns. Mould is able to grow and thrive in wet or moist environments where there is a lot of humidity. That's why you'll see mould growing in homes located in humid climates and in the most humid rooms in the home like the bathroom. Mildew is known for its musty odour and a powdery consistency whereas mould can be fuzzy or slimy and many different colours. Mould also has a musty odour as well. You may be able to detect mould in your home just by smelling it, but chances are, if you smell it, the mould has already spread out a lot. The mould spores will travel through the air and find moisture to settle on. So this is why you have to keep an eye out for leaks in your plumbing and roof, as well as poor drainage and poor ventilation. Excess humidity that's built up over time can also be the cause of mould which is why proper ventilation is crucial for keeping mould at bay.

So if you've found mould in your house you'll need to learn how to remove mould and the proper cleaning tips that will get rid of it for good. One of the most important things when it comes to mould removal is to wear protection to protect yourself from breathing in mould spores. Wear a mask over your nose and mouth as well as eye protection and gloves too. Wear clothing that covers your entire body as well. One of the best natural solutions for getting rid of mould is vinegar. You can use plain vinegar right on the mould by spraying it on using a spray bottle. Just take some white vinegar and put it into a spray bottle then spray it all over the mould. Leave it to sit on the mould to kill it. The acidic nature of the vinegar will kill the mould. Then, after some time has passed, you can use a brush to scrub the mould off. Then rinse really well and spray again to kill any leftover spores and dry well. Make sure you throw away any cleaning tools you used while following these cleaning tips because they will also contain mould spores that could spread.

You can also use baking soda to kill mould by making a paste out of baking soda and water then putting the paste directly on the patch of mould. Again, just like the vinegar, you can let it sit on the mould to kill it, and the baking soda will also reduce moisture in the area too. Then, you can use some vinegar for more mould killing action and scrub the area well. Rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide both work well for mould cleaning and removal. Tea tree oil is also wonderful for killing mould successfully. You can try using bleach on mould too as suggested in the tips for how to remove mould from Topline. Just be sure that you scrub the area well, so you actually remove all of the mould. Sometimes the bleach will lighten the mould making it appear to be gone, but it's actually still there.***

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