Mold and mildew pose serious health risks to you, your family and your pets. Here are five tips to achieving a mold and mildew free home:
• Prevention is the best medicine
The best offense against mold and mildew is a great defense. Prevent mold and mildew from forming in your home by keeping your home dry. This would include opening the windows in the bathroom while showering; opening doors and windows in the kitchen while cooking, replacing shower curtains that may be growing mildew with fresh, dry ones.
• Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil works great to get rid of fungus. Mold and mildew are in the fungus family. Squeeze ten drops of tea tree oil into a spray bottle, spray the affected areas with the mixture and let it sit. Simply wipe the mold and mildew away. Tea tree oil will also fill your home with a pleasing aroma. It can also be used to combat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails.
Treat your mold and mildew to a stiff shot of the worst vodka that you have in your liquor cabinet. Don’t bother with high end vodka, as the low-end vodka works best to eradicate mold from your home. Put the vodka in a spray bottle and spray it directly onto the affected areas. Let it sit for a while and wipe away the culprit with a rag.
Instead of spending money on cheap vodka, keep some in your savings account and purchase enough white vinegar to spray your entire house. Pour the vinegar into a spray bottle. Do not dilute it. White vinegar is a natural antimicrobial agent. Spray the vinegar onto mold and mildew affected areas, wait and wipe all it away! Feel free to repeat as needed, if you can stand the smell.
Robert Matheka is the Owner of Kala Construction Inc.., a leading water damage repairs. and restoration services provider in Ontario, CA. Our services include extraction of water and drying out the structure by using special extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to restore your property back to normal after a disaster.