How to get rid of mold naturally
Published By angie.joannaa on 2012-05-14 1797 Views
The sight of mold on your ceiling, wall or shower curtain is not good at all and it must be removed immediately before the mold spreads further. Mold is often the hallmark of a hot and humid summer which often calls for the use of a humidifier.
There are several ways in which you can get rid of mold, such as the use of a humidifier or eliminate it using natural materials that are Eco friendly. The following are some of the best products to use when to dealing with mold naturally.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil which is an essential oil is used for various things especially in cosmetics and health food products. Though it has a strong smell it does a great job of getting rid of mold.
You can use Tea tree oil to get rid of mold on your ceiling a musty rug or on your shower curtain.
You can make your own Tea tree oil spray in the following way.
Mix 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake the mixture well and apply the spray on the areas with mold and watch the wonders of Tea tree oil remove the mold from your ceiling, shower curtain or any other place.
Even though Tea tree oil is expensive it is worth using if you want to get rid of mold in a more natural way and keep the environment safe.
Use Grapefruit seed extract
Another great natural way of getting rid of mold is using grapefruit seed extract. You can buy grapefruit seed extract from any health food store near you and use it to get rid of mold.
When making your own grapefruit seed extract you will need the following;
20 drops of grapefruit seed extract mixed with 2 cups of water.
Combine the grapefruit seed extract in a spray bottle and shake it well and then spray the solution directly to the areas which have mold on them. Remember not to rinse the area with water, allow the grapefruit seed extract to take effect.
Perhaps one of the cheapest ways of getting rid of mold naturally is by using Vinegar. This common product is found in most kitchens due its various uses in food preparation such as; when making fresh salad dressing, cleaning of fresh vegetables amongst other things.
Vinegar will get rid of mold leaving your home free from mold infestation. You will need to use the Vinegar is a concentrated form for better results. Pour the Vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it directly to the affected area and allow it to take effect.
How to prevent growth of mold
Avoid keeping damp clothes,carpets or shoes in the house. Dry out anything that is damp to prevent the growth of mold.
Fix any leaking roof to avoid having a moldy ceiling and wall.
Fix any leaks in your plumbing system, roofs and leaking walls. Keep your shower curtain dry after use to eliminate the growing of mold.