Home » Home and Family

Houehold Items That Can Help Control Toxic Mold

Mar 18, 2008
Whenever we find that we have mold growing somewhere in our home, it is a scary thing. Hazardous kinds of mold can lead to all kinds of allergic reactions for people and pets. It may cause terrible breathing issues, skin rashes, throat soreness, sneezing, nausea, and other ailments. Humans who have compromised immune systems will be even more sensitive to mold.

After you have located it somewhere in the home, it is vital to destroy it as soon as possible. Mold will only continue to grow and keep returning if it is not killed completely. The beginnings of mold result from many different things. Water leaks are one of the main ways. Be sure you have no drips behind your walls where showers, sinks, bath tubs or a washing machine is. Mold growth inside walls can be very hard to destroy and in a lot of situations the walls might have to be torn out and replaced.

Basements that keep a lot of dampness, especially during wet or winter seasons, will also be a space where it can frequently be located. Using a humidifier or fan should help cut down on moisture and humidity. When you have a serious basement water problem, many times the only effective remedy will be a water damage professional.

These are several places that you may discover mold and all mold eliminating products may not be right for you to use. Chlorine bleach or other toxic mold killers may not be a good choice for you when you are sensitive, if you have children and pets, or you would just like to use a natural way that will work well.

Tea tree oil is many times applied to get rid of mold. It does have a pretty strong odor that some people do not like. It can also be a little costly, but a little will do a lot. Because tea tree oil is often used for medicinal reasons, it is safe to use.

Vinegar is another well known natural resolution that is used for cleaning a number of things. It is great to use to run through your coffee maker. It will remove nastiness on the inside really well and remove the bitterness that can get into your coffee from the build up of residue. Put vinegar full strength in a spray container to kill mold. If you use it to clean fabric, weaken it with water first. It is not always necessary to rinse from a lot of surfaces.

Borax is also effective to eliminate mold growth. It can work great for walls and cement. Mix about a cup of borax to a gallon of water. Use a good scrubbing brush to clean the place completely. Wait at least three days and if there is a dusty residue, vacuum it off. Do not put borax and vinegar together because they can neutralize each other and become useless.
About the Author
Dror Klar is a writer and promoter of quality
St.Louis Water Damage Restoration and
Toronto water damage restoration companies.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 136
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources