If you have damp spots in your house you aren’t cleaning regularly, then you can be almost sure that mold will make its presence known. Mold infestations can coat your shower curtains, the backs of doors, your ceiling and walls. Because there’s nothing mold likes better than damp, cool areas, it’s most commonly found in your bathroom and kitchen. Mold doesn’t just look bad, it can also be very harmful to your health. Breathing in these spores can bring on allergies and other respiratory problems. But you don’t want to kill these toxins by piling on more toxic substances. Here are five completely natural ways to get rid of a mold infestation.
1. Go The Air Purifier Route
When a tiny patch of mold develops on your wall, it soon spreads everywhere in almost no time at all. This is because mold multiplies by releasing spores in the air which can grow wherever they land. Apart from spreading mold, spores are also dangerous because when you inhale them, they can aggravate your breathing problems. To nip the problem in the bud, invest in an air purifiers. Air purifiers cleanse the air, ridding it of harmful toxins like spores. This keeps your mold expansion under control and helps you breathe in just clean air and nothing else.
Every household cleaning caddy needs a bottle of plain white vinegar. Vinegar is one of the most powerful antibacterial, antifungal agents and can solve almost any household problem you might have. It is deadly against mold just by itself, so you don’t need to mix anything along with it. Pour white vinegar into a spray bottle and spray this liberally over patches of mold. Let it sit for a few minutes so the vinegar kills the fungus completely and then wipe off with a damp towel.
3. Keep Everything Dry
4. Make A Natural Disinfectant With Essential Oils
If you’re okay with your house smelling like you had a wild party the night before, then you should try spraying mold with vodka. Vodka can kill mold within minutes of coming into contact with it. Alcohol is naturally effective against mold and vodka has a very high concentration of it. Vodka is also completely colorless so it won’t leave behind stains. Empty some vodka into a spray bottle and spray it all over the mold. After a few minutes, wipe it off with hot water. Don’t worry, the smell should go away in a few hours.