Mildew, whether on walls or other surfaces, like floors or carpets, is not great news for your health, so it's also really important to tackle the root cause. Read on for a quick, 3-step guide on how to get rid of mould on walls in your home.
Here are some natural and useful solutions which can help you to get rid of mold.
Hydrogen peroxide is a great solution for the mold problems, and also easy available and cheap.
You will need a 3 % hydrogen peroxide. Spray the affected areas and leave it for 10-15 minutes. After that scrub the place and wipe it, removing the remaining spores.
Also, you can make a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and vinegar.
Make sure the hydrogen peroxide is in a dark bottle in order to save its properties.
Vinegar is also effective in removing mold. In an empty spray bottle pour some vinegar and spray the affected areas. Leave it that way, for a few hours and then scrub it with a brush.
If you want to improve the smell, just add a few drops of essential oil.
Vinegar eliminates 82% of mold, bacteria and viruses.
It also can be used as a preventative.
Tea tree oil solution
Maybe this is a more expensive solution, but also very effective.
Mix the 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil with 2 cups of water. Spray the moldy area and leave it.
You don’t have to wash it, because the scent will slowly fade away.
Citrus seed extract and water
This is an effective solution as well, and the best part is that this solution is odorless. Citrus seed extracts are scentless, so if you have a sensitive nose this is the perfect formula for you. Mix 20 drops of the extract and two cups of water in a spray bottle and spray the walls. Don’t rinse this either.
Baking soda is another cheap but effective solution for your mold problem. Combine the baking soda with some water and pour it in a spray bottle. Spray the moldy walls and leave it on for a while. Afterwards scrub and wipe the area with a damp cloth, eliminating all the mold spores along the way. Plus, baking soda also doesn’t leave your house smelling sour afterwards, which is great.
If you don’t have a problem with mold but want to do something to prevent it from ever appearing there are a few tips and tricks you can use. Wipe all the damp areas regularly, spray vinegar, buy a cool mist humidifier and look out for any leaks around the house.