How To Get Rid Of Mold And Mildew: 3 Tips To Try At Home

If you've ever had a mold problem in your home, you know how frustrating it can be to get rid of it. You clean and disinfect the affected space, only to find the mold returning a week later. The good news is that there are ways to prevent and eliminate mold at home. Here's how:

1. Kill the Mold 

The first step in getting rid of mold is to kill it. You can use a bleach or vinegar solution or spray your home with an all-purpose disinfectant that contains bleach or ammonia. You could also buy a product specifically designed to kill mold. If you choose one of these methods, follow the instructions on the bottle carefully—it's important not to use too much of any cleaning agent because this could cause damage to your floors and walls.

2. Remove the Mold

The first step to getting rid of mold is to remove it. You can use any household products to do this, including bleach, vinegar, detergent, and baking soda. If you have an especially stubborn area of mold or mildew that won't come off with a simple wipe down or scrubbing with soap and water--or if you find yourself dealing with large areas of black spots on your walls where there's been water damage—you'll want to try using hydrogen peroxide as well (though be careful not to let it sit too long).

Some people prefer using borax paste instead of store-bought products like bleach because it doesn't leave behind harsh chemical residue after application; however, if you choose this route, remember that humidity levels in your home will affect how quickly the borax dissolves into actionable form again after each application cycle ends.

3. Neutralize the Moldy Area

Once you've thoroughly cleaned the area and removed any visible mold, it's time to neutralize the area. This will help prevent future growth of mildew or mold.

Use a bleach solution (or other mold-killing chemicals) to spray down the area where you found mildew. Wear protective gear while doing this so that you don't breathe in any toxic fumes from the chemicals.

Use a spray bottle filled with water, then add some vinegar into it as well—the mixture should be about 50/50 water/vinegar. Spray this mixture onto any remaining patches of black spots on your walls or ceiling until they disappear completely, then wipe down everything else with paper towels until dry.

Hopefully, these tips have helped you get started on the road to mold-free living. Remember that every situation is unique, and some may require professional help, so if you need help, contact a local mold remediation service. 

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