How to get rid of mold: the best home method

Alina MilsentLife
How to effectively eliminate mold at home

Mold grows in damp and humid conditions, and insufficient ventilation can also contribute to its development. Most mold appears during the colder seasons when condensation is at its highest.

Black mold can cause serious health problems, and even a small spot can grow and create a hazardous environment. Many products contain harsh chemicals, so the Express explains how to fight mold with homemade ingredients.

Simple solutions containing vinegar or baking soda are among the most effective ways to combat black mold. But there are other effective life hacks.

White vinegar

Take a spray bottle, pour water and white vinegar into it. Mix thoroughly and then treat the moldy surfaces.

If using the spray in closets, remove all clothing and keep the doors open to allow air circulation. Afterward, be sure to wipe it down with a clean, damp cloth.

Baking soda

Mix baking soda and water until a paste is formed. Use it on all surfaces with mold in the room. After rubbing it in thoroughly, sprinkle the stains with water and wipe with a sponge.

This is useful for removing mold around windows where condensation is common.


Bleach can be used for more than just laundry. Mix bleach and water and spray the solution on the mold. Do not rush to wipe it off - the solution needs time to work. Experts say you should leave the bleach on the mold for at least 4 hours.

Tea tree oil

According to British expert Nick Shellock, the properties of tea tree oil make it an extremely effective tool against mold growth.

Mix tea tree oil with water and spray it on the most infected areas. This will not only get rid of the mold but also prevent its further appearance.

Grapefruit seed extract

This is not a very well-known cleaning agent that has many benefits. This natural, eco-friendly product will remove mold and fill your home with a pleasant aroma.

Mix the extract with water to clean mold in tight corners and on the ceiling. Leave the solution on the mold for 10 minutes.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about non-obvious signs that you have mold at home.

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