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How to get rid of mold on windowsills: simple methods

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean the windowsill from mold

Mold is toxic and dangerous to health. It is a type of fungus that appears in places with high humidity. It is most often caused by temperature differences, improper insulation, an old roof, damp walls, or poorly installed windows Seeing mold on a windowsill, many people simply underestimate the scale of the problem.

There are several ways to quickly get rid of the harmful fungus. Sante Plus magazine told us about the most effective ones.

White vinegar

First, the window sills and frames should be dried with a paper towel. Then, experts advise pouring white vinegar into a spray bottle and treating the damaged areas. Leave the vinegar on for an hour and then brush the surface.

Bleach

You can additionally treat the window sill with bleach. This will get rid of the unpleasant odor. Mix bleach and water in a spray bottle in a 1:1 ratio. After spraying the infected areas, scrub them with a brush, then rinse with water and dry.

How to prevent mold growth

Mold is a very common type of fungus whose spores are constantly in the air. When they get on wet surfaces, the spores begin to multiply very quickly. To prevent mold, it is advisable to maintain the humidity in the house at a level of 30% to 50%. Mold begins to form within 24-48 hours of condensation.

Safe ways to get rid of mold for allergy sufferers

Although vinegar or bleach are good at killing mold, they can be harmful to people who have respiratory problems or are prone to allergic reactions. There are eco-friendly and safe life hacks for mold.

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil in a cup of water. Spray the mixture on the stains and then wipe it off with a cloth.
  2. Mix a cup of borax (borax is the popular name for sodium tetraborate) in 1 liter of hot water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray on the mold stains. Leave it on for half an hour, then wipe it off with a cloth.
  3. Pour hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and spray it on the mold stains. Leave on for 10 minutes and wipe with a cloth.
  4. Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with water in a spray bottle. Then spray the stains and rub them with a brush.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to get rid of mold on the walls.

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