How to get rid of mold in a toilet tank with vinegar

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If you have discovered some mould in your house, you're probably looking for ways to safely remove it. You're probably also becoming aware of the dangers of mold in your home and the consequences of leaving it for too long. Among the dangers of mold in your home are respiratory issues, increased asthma symptoms, neurological and digestive issues. Mould can also spread faster than you'd think, sometimes at an alarming rate if it's left unchecked. So that makes it even more important to get on top of it right away. If you see a small amount of mould anywhere in your home, make sure that you treat it with the most affective cleaners so it's killed and so that it won't return. Of the places in your home that you're most likely to find mould, you're probably going to find that it's hiding out in the darkest, cool and moist places in your home. Think the bathroom; in the shower, around your sink and even in your toilet tank. Then also you can find it in your basement if you have one, especially a non-finished basement that's prone to flooding. The attic or crawl space above your home is also the perfect breeding ground for mould as well.

The toilet tank is the area we're going to be focusing on for now, but you can also use these cleaning tips on any area of your home. It's easy enough to forget to clean your toilet tank. Of course, you regularly clean the toilet bowl, but since there is a cover on the toilet tank, you kind of forget it needs cleaning every once in a while. Out of sight, out of mind. When you do remove the lid, you might be surprised to see that there's mould growing in there. But it is actually a great hiding place for mould to thrive. It's dark, cool and it's definitely moist. Most people would reach for the bleach, but it can be highly toxic, so it's better to use natural cleaners that are healthier for you and your family as well as the environment. It turns out vinegar is wonderful for cleaning mould and mildew. And if you already use all natural cleaners in your home, you likely have some white vinegar around. So grab your vinegar and try out these cleaning tips to remove mould from your toilet tank. First, you need to turn off the water to the toilet by using the shutoff valve and then flush the toilet to completely empty the tank.

Next, just pour one gallon of white distilled vinegar or cleaning vinegar into the toilet tank then fill a bucket with water and pour the water into the toilet tank so that the water and vinegar mixture is covering the mould. Close off this toilet for the night and make sure no one tries to use it. Let the vinegar and water sit in the tank overnight while you're sleeping and then in the morning get some baking soda and a brush. Pour some of the baking soda into the tank and then using the brush scrub the walls of the tank and the mould should come right off. Once you're happy with your results, turn the water back on and flush the toilet to rinse. You can also pour some vinegar in your toilet bowl and let it sit overnight too to tackle any mould issues in there or even some hard water stains. Vinegar is also great for getting rid of hard water build up as well. Try out these cleaning tips and see how they work for you, and don't forget to share them with others.***

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