Homemade mold and mildew remover recipe

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Mould can find it's way into your home and it can settle in many different places throughout it. Not only does mould look gross, but it can smell horrible, and it can also cause health issues too. Many mould species are not too harmful but can be to those with allergies. Black mould though can be very harmful if you've been exposed to it for long periods of time. It can end up causing breathing issues as well as neurological issues depending on how bad the mould in the home is. If your mould issue is not too extensive, you can usually clean it yourself using simple cleaning tips and natural cleaners. When the mould has infested your home and is living inside of your walls and ceiling, then it's time to call in the professionals to remove it properly. When you just have some small patches of mould in your shower or on the surface of your wall, it's fine to clean it yourself using natural cleaners. Using natural cleaners like white vinegar, baking soda and even alcohol will be much safer than using bleach. Bleach sometimes doesn't even get rid of the mould; it just lightens the colour of it making you think you've gotten rid of it. But the truth is, mould spore can still spread as long as they are left on the surface. So these cleaning tips from Mom 4 Real will have us using Vodka which you may have at home already, or you can pick up a cheap bottle at the liquor store, no need to use any of the higher priced stuff here.

Jessica from Mom 4 Real teaches us how to make a special homemade mould and mildew remover using her own recipe. This cleaning solution will work effectively in your bathroom on the shower, bathtub, toilet, and even in the kitchen in your refrigerator. It's also great to use in your basement, attic or garage, and everywhere else you find some dreaded mould. Before you begin cleaning mould, you always want to make sure you have some good protection first. So get on some cleaning gloves, a mask and eye protection so that you don't get the mould spores anywhere on your body. Also, close off the room to other rooms in the house and open a window or turn on a fan for ventilation. For the homemade cleaner, you'll mix 1 cup of vodka, 1 cup of distilled water, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and 10 drops of lemon essential oil. Tea tree essential oil is also great for killing mould, so if you happen to have some, you can add in 10 drops of that into your mixture too for extra cleaning power. Mix everything together in a clean, new spray bottle and then spray the mouldy area well. Allow the cleaning solution to sit for at least 10 minutes and then wipe away with a damp cloth and dry the area well. You can even re-spray the area with the mould cleaner again and let it dry on the area to keep the mould away.

Make sure you keep checking the mouldy area and cleaning it regularly to keep the mould from coming back. You'll also want to make sure that you're reducing the amount of humidity in your home as well by getting a dehumidifier. When you're having a steamy hot shower or bath make sure you leave the door or window open a bit and leave the fan on before, during and after your shower or bath. Try out these simple cleaning tips and get rid of mould in your home for good.***

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