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Easy Ways to Deal with Mould at Home

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in Cleaning Advice | 0 comments

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You should be quite alert if you find mould growing somewhere in your home. This usually indicates that your dwelling is not ventilated property and you should definitely do something about it. We will share with you a couple of easy ways to deal with mould and hopefully, you will successfully remove it once and for all. Getting rid of the mould is very important because the presence of too much mould spores in your home can affect your health in a negative way. Domestic mould can cause health issues like allergies, asthma, and other problems to the respiratory system.

#1. Bleach Method

There are several different ways to deal with domestic mould and mildew. For solid surfaces such as tiles or your bathtub, expert domestic cleaners in London recommend the use of bleach. As you surely know, bleach is great against bacteria, micro-organisms, and other unsanitary agents. A pair of protective rubber gloves will come in handy when it comes to cleaning with bleach – if bleach comes in contact with your skin, you can get a chemical burn or a terrible rash. Prepare a mould cleaning solution by diluting some bleach with water. Dampen a clean cloth with the mould cleaning solution and start wiping the affected areas. You can use a brush if you think that it will be more comfortable that way. All will work as long as you put some elbow grease into it.

 

#2. Borax Method

Bleach is great for dealing with mould and mildew but it all really depends on the surface that is affected. For instance, you can’t use bleach on porous surfaces because it’s properties do not allow it to penetrate deep enough and extinguish all the mould spores. According to our domestic cleaning experts, there are different detergents that will work on porous surfaces. A common ingredient to most laundry detergents is borax. You can use borax to clean mould from porous surfaces because it has the ability to penetrate deep enough and eliminate all mould spores. If you find mould on a wood surface in your home, then borax is what you really need. Borax is pretty good for deodorizing surfaces so you don’t have to worry about any remaining unpleasant smell.

Just mix some borax and water in order to create a thick paste. Apply the paste to the mould affected area and start scrubbing with a soft bristled brush. This is a quick, cheap, and efficient way to deal with mould and I recommend for you to try it in case of mould affecting your home. And the best part is, there is no toxic residue – this is a completely green cleaning method!

Well, we sure hope that these simple tips were useful to you. Follow these steps correctly and you will manage to tackle the mould problem at your home. Also, don’t forget that the presence of mould is a sign that your dwelling is not ventilated properly. You’ll have to fix that problem as well, otherwise you will have to clean the mould from pretty much the same places.

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