How to combat mold in the house

How to combat mold in the house

The causes

A horror movie at home can take the form of black or green stains on walls and ceilings, on the edges of the windows, in the bathroom, in the kitchen and anywhere else a high concentration of humidity. The enemy? It is called mold, a mushroom which is in a wet environment their ideal habitat. Unfortunately, the occurrence of this annoying problem may be linked also to a heating system malfunctioning, to an incorrect treatment of the insulating walls and inadequate cleaning.

Mold, a health hazard

In addition brings the damage to our health: Spores inhaled by humans can in fact cause problems in the immune and respiratory system. That's why you need to dress up the hero and fight it relentlessly in order to eliminate it from your life.

The remedies: the first step is to prevent

A good fight begins silent. Good preventive habits can help the non-proliferation of mold. In fact, this fungus feeds on organic material, so a thorough cleaning of the rooms that you live can help. Moreover, in the rooms at higher moisture content, such as the bathroom, a few small steps can make a big difference. For example, it is not uncommon to see mold proliferate in the joints that frame the neighboring tiles of the shower or tub (learn here how to clean the floor joints). In that case, the favorite food of mold, sorry to say, are the remnants of the skin that are lost when brushing. Here then that covering your bathroom tiles with absorbent cloths when you shower can help. And to find out all the tricks on how to clean the bathroom you can read our in-depth, with practical advice for optimal cleaning. Good idea is also airing everything just ended the shower so that steam does not take root. If your bathroom does not have a window, a good ventilation fan can be a viable alternative. These steps can avoid you the use of unpleasant chemicals. For the same criterion is good aerating use also the kitchen when used, or alternatively use a good extractor hood.

How to fight mold

How to combat mold in the house
If mold has already attacked, be prepared with answers to the spirit worthy of Sylvester Stallone in Rambo. But be careful: the suggestion in this case is not to hit the mold with machine guns, much less begin to throw bleach everywhere (as many suggest).

Quoting your best to act in a solution capable of destroying the mold. And since the chemicals can be harmful, the suggestion is to use a preparation homemade, but very effective. Get the point: a cup of water, a half cup of white vinegar, a tablespoon of baking soda, 5 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 drops of essential oil of lemon and a plastic spray bottle. At this point add all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well before use. Lavender and lemon will act as antimicrobials and will have the function to prevent the formation of mold. Spray the mixture on the surface attacked by mold and let stand for a few hours so that the layer becomes soft. So it will be easy to remove with a damp cloth.

For the more hard to reach, however, you can use an old toothbrush to scrub. Mould removal permanently, spray the mixture once a week on most subject areas and let dry. In addition, it would be good thing to supply a dehumidifier so as to avoid even create prolific that environment for molds which we have already spoken. In short, your battle will be tough, but eventually you will win.