How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Home!

What is Mold?

Mold is something that can quickly happen to the best of us. Mold grows in areas with high moisture and is most commonly found in bathrooms and basements. It can form in various colors and most always smells musty.

Why You Should Get Rid of Your Mold

If left untreated black mold can take its toll on your house and your family. If left alone mold spores can start to cause allergic reactions in you or your loved ones.

Steps to Removing Mold

Mold on Floors, Walls & Tile

Your bathroom is probably the most common place for mold in your home. Luckily this mold is one of the easier ones to remove. All you need is some Dawn dish soap and a good scrub brush. Then to help prevent it from coming back it is good to finish off by sprinkling baking soda on the area and spritzing with white distilled vinegar to help kill any mold spores you may have missed. Gently scrub the area clean. The baking soda/white vinegar mix will also help take away and stains that the mold may have left.

Always make sure you spray down surface with mixture before trying to clean the area. Let it soak for about 5 minutes before scrubbing. Trying to scrub at dry mold will release spores into the air and can cause health issues.

*Depending on how much mold there is, you may need protective gear like N95 masks and gloves.

Mold on Furniture

Vacuum off all of the moldy area on your furniture. Once you have vacuumed the area you will want to mix up a few drops of laundry detergent and warm water into a bucket. Fill the bucket just enough to form soap suds on top of the water. Once you have your mixture, grab a scrub brush and wet it in the bucket. Start to clean the furniture by wetting the scrub brush and lightly scrubbing away the mold in a circular motion. Let air dry completely before using the furniture.

*This trick will also work for fabric items that are too large to be washed in your washing machine.

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