Killing and removing mold and mildew under our leaking sink

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Mould is able to grow in a variety of different places. Especially those places that are continually moist, dark and warm. It can be caused by too much humidity in your home, or excess moisture because of a leak in your roof or in your plumbing. If you find mould growing around your sink and in the cabinet beneath it, the problem could be caused by a leaking faucet. If the leak is not tended to, the water will continue to pool and soak the surfaces around the sink and create the perfect environment for mould to grow. You may have to remove the sink to see the extent of your mould problem. If it's just a small area like you see on Homemade Hints, then you should be good to remove it yourself using the cleaning tips they share. But if the mould has overrun the entire cabinet and if it's gotten into the walls, you'll want to get professionals to remove it for you.

Homemade Hints teaches us how to remove mould using some cleaning tips they figured out by researching online. With their helpful cleaning tips, you will learn how to remove mould the safest way without exposing yourself or others in the home to the mould spores and to keep the mould contained, so it doesn't spread around the house anymore. With any mould growth, you first want to stop the mould from growing and kill the mould. You also want to remove the mould spores and then prevent future mould growth as well. You will want to begin by drying out the area entirely before carrying on. So shut off the water and get a small heater in there to begin drying the area really well. After a while, you'll notice that the area will start to become dry. Just be sure to keep an eye on the heater so that it doesn't get too hot and start a fire. Once the area is dry, which might take a few days, you can start cleaning the mould and removing it.

You can use a vacuum with a HEPA-filter to suck up the mould spores when the area is dry, or you can use a fan to blow the air out of the house which will blow the mould spores out too. With a vacuum, you'll have more control though.

Then, you'll need some rubbing alcohol which you can put on the mould to let dry. The alcohol may dry pretty quickly so you can do this more than one time. Then, you can use some dish soap and water to scrub the area and then follow up with bleach to kill the mould. Instead of bleach, you can use alcohol ageing or some white vinegar, laundry detergent, hydrogen peroxide, borax, baking soda or tea tree oil. All of these cleaners are great for killing and removing mould from your home. Using baking soda or borax is great after using a liquid cleaner like rubbing alcohol or vinegar because the powder cleaners will soak up any moisture leaving the area nice and dry. Before you put your sink back together, you'll also need to fix the leak or have a professional come and fix it for you. It's important to fix the cause of the problem, otherwise, the water will just keep making the surface wet which is the best place for mould to grow. You can also try to keep your home dry by investing in a good dehumidifier and by running your fans while you're taking a shower. Try out these helpful cleaning tips and see how they work for you.***

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