Household Supplies For Mold Removal
18 September 2014
Did you know that if you have some experience dealing with mold, you don’t always have to hire cleaning companies for mold removal? Of course, if you have a particularly bad case of black mold in the attic or the mold in the bathroom has intensified beyond your DIY capacity, you should absolutely call in the professional cleaners. But for lighter cases, all you need is some resolve and the right tools and supplies. In this article we’ve got some advice for you from cleaning agencies on the kind of mold removal supplies you should have around the house. Borax PowerBorax powder is great for domestic cleaning. You can make a solution with a cup of borax powder dissolved into a cup of water and use this to clean flooring. You can dip a clean rag into solution and use it to scrub mold-affected areas. The important thing to remember when you are using borax powder is not to rinse away the solution after application. Leaving a residue of borax powder solution is actually a good thing because it keeps the mold from reoccurring. It is important to allow the area to dry out nicely, so make sure you have some good ventilation in the room. Chlorine Bleach If you’ve never had a case of mold in the house before, you might be surprised to find it affecting your upholstery or carpets. Most people assume that mold only grows on damp walls and ceilings, whereas in truth, it can actually do quite a number on your upholstery! If you happen to be dealing with such a case, you can hire upholstery cleaning services or carpet cleaners or you can try a neat DIY technique on your own. Make a solution of one part chlorine bleach to one part of water. Use a soft, clean sponge and dip it into the solution and wipe it across the affected areas. Do note though that this solution helps to remove the mold from the fabric but it does not actually kill the mold, so for that you should buy a proper mold-killing product. Baking SodaBaking soda is one of those magic products that can be used for a wide variety of house cleaning tasks. If you don’t have enough of a mold infestation to warrant hiring a cleaning company, just dust some baking soda over the mold-affected area and let it stand for a while. The baking soda will absorb the moisture and clear up the air around the affected spot. You can let it stand for about an hour (more if you are tackling a large area) and then use a vacuum cleaner. The vacuuming action will lift all the baking soda and the mold with it. This is a great technique for mold-affected carpets and upholstery. A baking soda paste using water can be used to treat tiles that have been exposed to mold. Scrubbing the paste onto the affected area and then rinsing it out with a vinegar solution is a popular trick advised by cleaning contractors.VinegarJust like baking soda vinegar can also be used to tackle mold at home. Cleaning contractors advise mixing a solution with equal parts vinegar and warm water. All you need to do is mist this solution onto the affected area and then use a scrub or a bristle brush to clean the area. This solution is especially handy for dealing with mold in the kitchen or bathroom. You’d be surprised to learn that a vinegar solution spray can be just as effective as any kitchen cleaning product you can buy in the market.
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