Natural remedies to remove mold from your west chicago home
Mold is a menace and can be both dangerous to your health and just ugly to look at. Luckily there are some ways to get rid of it.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Natural Remedies to Remove Mold from your West Chicago Home
Mold is Mother Nature’s tool to decompose dead things. It works quickly and effectively to eat any
organic material it can get its spores on.
It makes sense that Mother Nature would have a few herbal remedies to fight the nasty growth as well.
It just so happens that she has, and they’re pretty easy to find in your local grocery store.
There are two methodologies that you can use to go about removing mold from your West Chicago
home. There’s the pungent method that is very effective and the odorless one that works too.
Vinegar for Mold Removal
Each method has at least two options of natural elements you can use to remove it from organic matter
in your home. The pungent ones are using vinegar or tea tree oil solution.
Pour vinegar into a spray bottle and spray it liberally over the affected areas. Let it settle for a few hours
and then attack the spots with a brush.
You will see the difference as you begin scrubbing it. This is a
very effective spore killer and will have your walls and grout
looking clean as new in no time.
Vinegar has an extremely potent smell to it though. If you don’t
like it, you can dilute it with water or a few drops of essential
If you can stand it for just an hour or two though, spray it directly as it works best then. Even if you can’t
handle the smell for that long, spray it, get out of the house for a few hours, come back to scrub at the
mold, and then leave again.
The smell of vinegar doesn’t stick around forever and will dissipate before you get home from running
errands or work. This is at the top of the list as it is very likely that you have white vinegar amongst your
Other Mold Removal Methods
It is easily accessible if you don’t and can be quite cheap compared to other options. The other pungent
option is that of tea tree oil solution.
This is also effective at removing mold. It is the more expensive option, but it works just the same.
Mix 2 teaspoons of it with 2 cups of water to conserve the solution. Put that combo in a spray bottle and
liberally apply to all affected surfaces.
The solution will leave a smelly residue on the surface, do not rinse or wash that off in any manner. The
solution will work its magic over the next few days and the smell with disappear too.
If you like the smell of tea tree oils or can’t reach an area to scrub it, then
this might be the favorable solution to removing mold in your West Chicago
home. Moving into the non-scented options, citrus seed extract and baking
soda are effective mold killers.
Citrus seed is best when diluted with water. Take about 20 drops to 2 cups of
water and then spray liberally onto the surface.
Leave it to sit like the tea tree oil to let it do its magic. If you have baking
soda lying around, dissolve it in water and then spray it just like any of the
This one you should let sit for a bit and then scrub it with a damp cloth. This disinfectant is very natural
You might need a few passes at it, but it will not leave a scent. Use any of these natural methods to
remove mold from West Chicago homes.
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