What is mold?
Mold is a fungus, which is usually present in the air and mainly in the damp and dark areas in the home and causes serious health problems. Many molds that grow on walls or other parts of the house can be toxic.
And it is also equally important to note that Molds are common and are found in all environments, even in things we eat such as cheese.
To your surprise, Penicillin discovered by Alexander Fleming is a derivative of one of the varieties of fungi called mold.
Mold and its serious effects on Health
While most fungi that make up the mold are harmless to humans, some are capable of releasing toxins that affect our health very severely.
Black mold produced by Aspergillus is the most commonly found in houses with high humidity conditions and high temperature.
Unfortunately, though most varieties of fungi do not emit any kind of toxins, still many people are highly allergic or hypersensitive to mold, to feel as watery eyes or nasal congestion. Therefore it is important to avoid damp places and above all prevent them from reproducing and take the walls of the house.
3 Natural products to clean mold from walls.
Let’s take a quick look at these three effective natural products that can kill molds very easily.
Tea tree oil (an oil essential found in most health food stores), grapefruit seed extract and vinegar. There are advantages and disadvantages of using the above-mentioned products that I have talked later in my post.
The vinegar is by far the cheapest. Tea tree oil is expensive, but it is an excellent fungicide that is capable of killing all the species immediately, but the only problem is that it has a smell strong, which dissipates within a few days. While the grape seed extract has no smell but it is very expensive.
Mold can be dangerous to your health, even for people without allergy to it, many people react with fatigue or depression to live or work in an environment with mold.
In addition to cleaning, it is also important to keep the things and surroundings dry. There are areas that accumulate much moisture such as basements (you can use a dehumidifier to fix this problem) and carpets.
Also make sure to fix the hidden leaks in pipes, check seals and taps in the toilet, dry the curtain and tiles after showering.
1. Tea tree oil
It is the most effective method for controlling the mold infestation, But the only issue is, it is a bit expensive compared to other cheap options, and also has a strong odor that disappears after a few hours, but performance is impressive.
How to use?
- Take 2 coffee spoons of oil tea tree & 2 cups water
- Mix and place in a spray bottle
- Shake well every time before using and spray on the affected area.
2. Grapefruit Seed Extract
The advantage of using grapefruit seed extract instead of tree oil Tea to kill mold is, it is basically odorless.
How to use?
- Add 20 drops of grapefruit seed extract to 2 cups of water
- Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle
- Shake to mix before each use, then spray on the infested areas
Pure vinegar is cheap and is believed of capable to kill 80% of mold that grows in our homes.
How to use?
For this, use white vinegar, or vinegar that has no color. Place the pure vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on the affected area, the smell is strong but starts acting within a few hours.
If you do not like the smell of vinegar. you can add essential oils to control the smell.
Alternatively, you can also soak a cloth to rub the affected area with fungi.