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The All-Natural Way to Banish Mould this Winter

The All-Natural Way to Banish Mould this Winter

It’s a little-known fact that this is bathroom mould’s favourite time of year. Yes, while we’re hibernating under cosy blankets through the colder months, mould is making itself at home in this optimum breeding environment.

Why Does Mould Growth Occur?

Mould thrives in your bathroom and laundry because it’s a fungal growth on wet materials, and these damp areas of your home provide the moisture, warmth and organic food source this menace needs to breed.

We recommend using these awesome natural methods to treat those ugly black marks and remove this unsightly health hazard from your home.

Mould: The Facts on the Fungus

Keep away from the bleach! Despite popular belief, these products bleach the colour of the mould, but don’t actually treat the problem. The mould is likely to return very quickly, which can be frustrating! These products can also be detrimental to your health.

Can you see mould on your walls? Chances are good that there is more mould hiding in your wall cavities that is so tiny that you can’t see it. Those visible marks are the mould waste.

Mould is a living organism that can feed on building materials in your walls.

While a lick of paint will hide the mould, it won’t get rid of the problem.

Wondering why that runny nose keeps returning? It may be due to a mould issue in your home. Mould can also be the reason for itchy eyes, respiratory issues and fatigue. Asthma sufferers are particularly susceptible to mould.

How to Prevent Mould Growth?

Keep an eye on humidity levels at home.
Keep areas like your laundry and bathroom as well ventilated as possible. Remember to clean your exhaust fans as well.

Mould’s enemy number 1 is UV light.
Let the sun in as much as possible. Opening windows and doors will also help to dry things out and improve the ventilation in your home.

Invest in a wall-mounted de-humidifier to reduce the humidity in the air.

If you’re using vaporizers or humidifiers during these cold-inducing months, make sure you’re airing out the room after each use and wiping down nearby walls.

How to Get Rid of Mould Naturally

This is a really great and easy way to treat lighter patches of mould contamination on hard surfaces. In a spray bottle, make a 1:1 mix of water and vinegar, liberally spray onto the mould and leave it for around half an hour. For added effect, include about 15 drops of Tea Tree Oil to the mix. Tea Tree Oil is effective here because of its antimicrobial properties. Vinegar is the enemy of mould because of its acidity levels and can kill around 80% of mould types.

Note: You may need to reapply the mix to the mould a couple of times, to ensure it is properly soaked.

Give the area a wipe down with some water and a sponge, ensuring that it is properly dried with a clean towel afterwards.

Keep in mind that larger mould infestations may need professional assistance. E-Dry mould remediation specialists will treat the mould at the source, decontaminate your home and provide a 12-month warranty on mould removal services.


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