How to naturally get rid of mold in your home and RV

Photo Credit: Do It Yourself RV

You may know some of the dangers of mold in your home if it's left to grow out of control. If you live in a very humid area, it's almost certain that you'll have issues with mould at one point or another. Mould grows in moist, warm and dark areas, and it grows at alarming rates when it's left in these favourable conditions. Living in a place that gets a lot of rain will increase your chances for mould, and you could start finding it growing in all sorts of places in your home including its favourite place, the bathroom. But mould can grow in any room as long as the perfect damp, dark qualities are there. If you have an RV, you might find mould growing there too. Cleaning the mould immediately is crucial. The dangers of mold in your home, especially black mould, are quite risky including causing respiratory issues from air bourne spore toxins called mycotoxins. Of course, the best way to prevent exposure to these toxins is to prevent mould from growing in the first place. This means keeping a drier home environment that mould won't have a chance to grow in. Have a dehumidifier and ventilate the air in your home properly too keep mould away. You'll also want to clean your home regularly too.

You don't need to use harsh chemicals like bleach or other chemical mould removal products, in fact, natural cleaners like vinegar will work just fine. If the mould issue in your RV or home is quite extensive and out of hand, you'll probably want to hire professional mould removers. But if it's not too far gone, you can clean it yourself and then just stay on top of it, so it doesn't grow back. Vinegar works great for killing mould because it's naturally anti-microbial. Just use plain vinegar directly on the mouldy areas to kill the mould. Put the vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it right on the affected area and let the vinegar sit for about 10 to 15 minutes to kill the mould. Then, scrub off the mould with a scrubbing brush or toothbrush if the area is really small. Be sure you wear some gloves, eye protection and a face mask while cleaning up mould too. Tea tree oil is another one of the natural cleaners that's great for cleaning up mould in your home and RV. Make your own tea tree spray by filling a spray bottle with water, and then add in 10 to 15 drops of the tea tree essential oil. Shake to mix and then spray it directly on the mould.


If you'd like something more like bleach, hydrogen peroxide is another one of the natural cleaners you can use for cleaning mould. Put the hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and like the other cleaners, just spray and saturate the mouldy area. Allow the peroxide to sit for at least 15 minutes before scrubbing, then dry, and you can spray a light spray again to prevent more mould from growing. You can also use some cheap alcohol like vodka, or rubbing alcohol. Again put the alcohol right on the mould and allow it to sit and kill the mould, then scrub. You can rinse the mould and residue off with hot water, but always make sure that you dry the area completely with a clean, dry towel before you leave it. You can also put some cleaner on the area after you're all done so that it doesn't grow back. Try out these different natural cleaners to clean mould from different areas in your home or RV and share them with others too.***

Learn MORE at Do It Yourself RV


To help with slow website load, we have put all photos for this article here: View photo gallery.


Privacy Policy