Best way to clean and get rid of mold on walls

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If you have mould in your home, you probably want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Not only is it an eyesore, but it can also be a health hazard too. Usually, we see mould growing in damp, dark places like the bathroom, the attic or even the basement, but it can also grow on walls too. The mould on your walls could be caused by a few different things, some of them could include a leak from a pipe or your roof, or it could be caused by too much humidity in your home. In the case of a leak, it's important to get the leak taken care of, otherwise, the mould will continue to come back. If it's humidity you're dealing with the best way to remedy that is to make sure that you get a dehumidifier in your home. The dehumidifier will take out the humidity in your home, and the humid or damp air is what causes the mould to thrive so once that's taken care of, the mould will have a harder time finding somewhere to live. Never paint over mould either. Some people do this thinking it will kill the mould and cause it to go away. The mould can still live though, and the spores can also be spread around with the paint and the paint brush.

The best way to get rid of mould is to either call professional mould cleaners or to take care if it yourself. For smaller mould issues, taking care of it yourself can actually be pretty simple with a few cleaning tips. These cleaning tips come from Orange Mold, a website all about mould removal. The other great thing about this is you don't need to use harsh cleaners, only natural cleaners that will be safe for you and your family as well as the environment. You will need some borax and some white vinegar to make this natural cleaner that will be super effective on mould. Just mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of borax with 1/4 cup of white vinegar and then mix in 2 cups of hot water, add all of these ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to mix well. Then you'll want to put on some protective gear to protect yourself from the mould spores. You should wear some cleaning gloves, a face mask and some eye protection to ensure the mould doesn't get onto you.

Once you're ready simply spray the mould covered area on the wall with your homemade cleaner. You can leave it for 20 minutes or more and then spray and scrub with a hard bristled cleaning brush. You can also use a clean toothbrush to get into the corners and cracks. After you've scrubbed, then spray the area a second time and leave the solution there for 20 minutes and wipe it dry. The acids in the vinegar and the anti fungal qualities of the borax will kill the mould and the second spray of the cleaner will help to prevent the mould from returning. After you've had mould once, you can then start to make sure you check for it regularly in the same places but also in new places too. And that you regularly clean these areas and spray them with the homemade natural cleaners to keep the mould away. You can also use this cleaner in the bathroom on your shower tiles or on the walls of your bathroom if you have found mould in there. You can pretty much use this mould cleaning solution anywhere you find mould, so give it a try and see how it works for you.***

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