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Even Vinegar Can Help Fight Mold

Mar 22, 2008
Anytime we find that we have mold growth anywhere in our house, it is a bad thing. Deadly kinds of mold might lead to all kinds of allergic sicknesses for people or animals. It can cause terrible breathing problems, skin rashes, throat soreness, sneezing, nausea, and other symptoms. People who have damaged immune systems will be even more sensitive to mold.

When you have noticed it somewhere in your home, it is essential to get rid of it as soon as possible. Mold will just keep on growing and returning if it is not gotten rid of entirely. The source of mold may result from many different things. Water drips are one of the main sources. Be sure you have no leaks behind your walls where bath tubs, showers, sinks, or a washing machine is. Mold development inside walls can be very difficult to get rid of and in numerous cases the walls may have to be taken out and replaced.

Basements that have a great deal of dampness, especially during wet or winter seasons, may also be a room that it will frequently be hiding. Running a humidifier or fan should help cut down on moisture and humidity. If you have a bad basement moisture problem, quite often the only real answer is to employ a skilled professional water damage firm.

These are numerous areas that you can find mold and many mold destroying solutions may not be easy for you to use. Chlorine bleach or other toxic mold destroyers may not be a choice for you when you are sensitive, have children or pets, or if you want to use a natural way that will work well.

Tea tree oil is often applied to kill mold. It does have a pretty strong odor that a number of people do not like. It might also be a little costly, but a small amount will do wonders. Since tea tree oil is frequently good for medicinal reasons, it is safe to use.

Vinegar is another popular natural remedy that is great for cleaning many things. It is easy to use to clean out your coffee maker. It will get out the nasty on the inside really well and eliminate the bitterness that can get into your coffee because of the build up of residue. Put vinegar full strength in a spray bottle to destroy mold. If you use it to remove things from fabric, weaken it with water first. You do not always have to rinse from most surfaces.

Borax is also effective to get rid of mold growth. It can work well for cement and walls. Mix about one cup of borax to a gallon of water. Use a scrub brush to clean the place completely. Wait a few days and if there is a dusty residue, vacuum it off. Do not put vinegar and borax together because they can neutralize each other and become useless.
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Dror Klar is a writer and promoter of
Miami Water Damage Restoration and
Fort Lauderdale Water Damage Restoration
Which are Certified IICRC Water damage and mold remediation contractors.
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