Ridding Your Home of Mold

If you continuously blow your nose, have watering eyes and a scratchy throat even when you don’t have a cold, you may be reacting to hidden toxic mold right in your house. This is something that can make you insane, particularly when you don’t have the explanation for why it keeps happening.

Even when you don’t have an allergic reaction to it, this mold can turn your house into a mess. It’s beneficial for you to learn how to rid your home of this mold if you want to be healthier.

Ridding Your Home of Mold

Ridding Your Home of Mold

Mold is something you can’t beat. The winter brings possible dry air that becomes pore infested. This can be the cause of all kinds of issues such as asthma and allergies. In warmer months, the air can get too moist in your home and actually make mold grow. The only way to avoid this is to clear your home completely of mold, starting with your bathroom. This is where you’ll see the mold up close and personal, particularly in the shower stall, the tub and on the shower curtain.

You can find sprays over the counter that will clean bathroom mold. Their ingredients usually help to remove and prevent mold. If you’re on a budget, there’s an affordable option. All you need is a spray bottle and two parts water and one part vinegar. Then just spray the moldy areas with it. Let it soak for a few minutes and then you can just wipe away the mold using a sponge or cloth. You might need to apply it a second time on stubborn stains. After you’ve got your bathroom clean, repeat the process occasionally to keep the mold from returning. Also, keep your bathroom dry.

After the bathroom, check your kitchen and basement for mold. Mold thrives on moisture. That’s why it lurks in kitchen drawers and cabinets. Some mold might stay hidden. When that happens, you may need to perform a mold test to check for spores. Actually, a mold test needs to be performed if you smell it or are going through allergy issues that don’t make sense. These can be purchased to use yourself or you can get a mold removal company to do it for you.

If this test turns up a problem with mold, you’ll need to figure out what you want to do next. You can have a professional company come in to find and remove the mold. This may be the best option if the problem is really bad. Of course, you can always choose to remove the mold yourself. Before you decide to do that, though, you need to understand that it might not be as easy as cleaning your bathroom. Your problem may be hidden in your ceiling or inside a wall.

The important thing is that you get the mold out of your house no matter which avenue you use to do so.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Brenda Freeman December 5, 2011 at 5:06 am

I use vinegar and water for most of my cleaning – it is inexpensive and smells fresh and clean. Even though over the counter sprays work well, I really don’t like their smell.

Natural works well for me :)

Astro Gremlin January 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Mold always relies on moisture to grow, but can be remarkably stubborn once it gets established. Even when it dries out, it’s waiting for the water to return. Successful organism for millions of years. Would be admirable if it weren’t such a nuisance.

Leave a Comment