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How to remove fungus in an apartment: effective grandmother's methods

Alina MilsentLife
Mold on the ceiling

Mold is not just an aesthetic problem. Fungal spores cause serious health problems. By producing mycotoxins, they can cause irritation and burning sensations in the nose, mouth, and throat.

Mold is especially dangerous for people with respiratory diseases - getting on the mucous membranes and into the lungs, fungal spores cause serious breathing problems. Read the OBOZ.UA article on how to quickly and effectively get rid of the fungus in your home.

Why does mold appear

The main reason for the appearance of mold on the ceiling or walls is excessive humidity in the house. The following factors also lead to the appearance and rapid reproduction of fungal spores

  • insufficient ventilation of rooms;
  • violation of technology during construction;
  • freezing of the outer walls of a house or apartment;
  • malfunctioning appliances or leaking pipes;
  • on low floors, the fungus may appear due to a damp basement;
  • insufficient or no heating.

How to get rid of the fungus

Method 1

Vinegar is the simplest and one of the most effective ingredients to get rid of mold. The vinegar odor is quite specific, but this liquid is not toxic to humans. But vinegar will get rid of fungal spores instantly. You just need to pour it into a container with a spray bottle and apply it to the affected areas. After waiting 20-30 minutes, wipe the moldy areas with a cloth. If there is a lot of mold, apply baking soda to the affected areas beforehand.

Method 2

This life hack will help remove fungal spores from tiles and plastic surfaces. Mix water and ammonia in a 1:1 ratio, pour the liquid into a spray bottle, and apply it to the affected areas. After 1-2 hours, rinse the surfaces with a damp cloth.

Method 3

Aggressive chemicals, such as bleach (also known as chlorine), can also be useful. You need to dilute it with water in a ratio of 1:10, pour the resulting solution into a spray bottle and treat the areas with mold. Leave the product on for several hours, then rinse with water and ventilate the room.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you about 5 effective ways to get rid of fungus on windows and window sills.

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