A few Non-Toxic Mold Killers
Mold can thrive in all in kinds of places in your house and what’s sad is you may not even be aware of it! Mold likes to live and grow in dim, warm and humid areas. Examples of this is kitchens, bathrooms and basements. These are the areas to be most concerned for potencal mold growth. They have the highest risk for mold growth because of their constant contact with moisture. Mold can grow fast, it can grow as fast as 24 hours! If mold is not treated it can cause respiratory issues, allergies and could lead to death! That’s why it’s so important to not allow mold settle. Get rid of it right away! Also mold if not killed right away it can spread and as a result it will worsen over time!
If you are noticing mold growth and are not sure what to do, be of good cheer because I have listed below a few non-toxic ideas that will help eliminate your problem. Take a look…
Here are a few non- toxic household solutions for cleaning mold
- Hydrogen Peroxide
This cleaning agent if awesome sauce! It is created as an anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial solution that kills mold thoroughly leaving it helpless against its mold killing super powers! Simply mist this stuff from a bottle on your materials, kitchen appliances (look behind and underneath), bathroom fixtures, floors and walls. This stuff is the bees knees and the cats pajamas!
Mix Hydrogen Peroxide into a bottle, just simply Pour 3% concentration hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and the rest with water. The look for your moldy area or areas and then saturate the moldy surface completely and leave it to sit for 10 minutes. Repeat for the absolute kill thrill.
The next step is to scrub the area using a bristle brush or towel. Then scrub the area to remove as much of the mold and mold spores. And then, wipe the surface with a rag to remove residual mold and spores.
Vinegar is a great natural cleaner! Great for any surface of floors, countertops, bathrooms and many more! It’s a mild acid that can eliminate up to 82% of mold species. (If you want you can also use the awesomeness of baking soda along with vinegar for great effectiveness at killing and removing mold.
- Baking Soda
Baking soda is a mild, white mineral powder, that can be used to destroy mold in your indoor environment, as a plus it is safe for your family and pets. Also it will absorb the moisture that feeds the mold. One thing to try is either hydrogen peroxide or vinegar first and then apply the baking soda as a preventive to keep it from coming back.
To deal with the mold with baking soda just add one quarter of a tablespoon of it into a spray bottle mixed with water and then shake it until it has completely dissolved. Spray on directly onto the moldy area with the baking soda and water mixture, then use a wet sponge, towel or scrub brush to agitate and remove the mold from that surface. Next you rinse the surface with hot water to remove any remaining mold on the surface. Finally, simply spray the area again and walk away and let the surface dry. Again this will kill any left-over mold and prevent the mold from returning. It’s so awesome!
All of the non-toxic solutions mentioned above are great alternatives to store bought chemical based cleaners. They are safe and cheap and make the whole house clean and healthy happy!
If you run into excessive mold growth where these cleaners may not handle or you want to have a professional handle the situation then you can always contact your local carpet cleaner who usually has products designed to kill mold. However the products a professional uses are typically not non-toxic but are highly effective. If you’re in Denton TX, Flower Mound TX, Lewisville TX, or Carrollton TX. We also offer carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, upholstery cleaning and pet odor removal. You can contact us through qualitycarecarpetcleaningtx.com or call us at 940-206-2372. IF you are in the areas mentioned areas above then Quality Care Carpet Cleaning can assist you on any of your mold concerns.