Mold Spray You Can Make At Homeby Alana Morein
In most cases, it’s not necessary to call in a professional when you have a minor mold problem in your home. As a matter of fact, it can be a whole lot cheaper when you can tackle the situation yourself. A mold spray is an easy solution that can be either purchased from a home and garden store, or if you’re worried about the effects of harmful chemicals, you can make your own.
If you’ve chosen to take the simplest route and just want to purchase a mold and mildew remover, you’ll want to read the label to make sure it’s safe around children and pets if you have either. Also, some products may require more than one application and have chemicals than some people cannot be around such as bleach or ammonia, so always be sure and read the labels.
If you prefer the greener route, there are many mold products on the market that are safe for the environment or you can make a natural mold spray cleaning solution that can work just as well and in some cases even better than the professional products. Here are a few safer alternatives that you can try for house mold.
Vinegar is an inexpensive solution that many homeowners use. It should be used undiluted. You can apply the vinegar using a sprayer or old sponge to any moldy areas you may have in your home. Then, let the vinegar dry. Rinsing is not necessary.
Hydrogen Peroxide is another cheap and effective solution for killing mold. Simply apply the hydrogen peroxide using a sponge or sprayer to affected areas of your home and then let dry. Again, rinsing is not necessary. However, because this solution can bleach surfaces, do not use it on colored fabrics or surfaces that you don’t want lightened.
Lemon Juice in an undiluted state can also be used to kill mold. You can mix the lemon juice with a pinch of salt and apply the solution to affected areas – then, let set for ten minutes and rinse.
Tea Tree Oil is said to be a very effective solution against many different types of mold, but can be very expensive. It can also have a very strong smell. If you don’t mind the cost or smell of tea tree oil, you can mix one teaspoon of it with one cup of water, then shake to mix. Apply to affected surfaces and let dry. You don’t need to rinse.
Grapefruit Seed Extract is another expensive but effective solution against mold. But even though it is expensive, it doesn’t have a strong smell because it’s odorless unlike other solutions. To use Grapefruit seed extract, mix ten drops of it with one cup of water, and then shake to mix. Apply to affected areas and let dry. You don’t need to rinse.
Borax Powder can be mixed with water by adding 1 tablespoon of the powder to one cup of water, then shake to mix. Apply mixture to problem areas, scrubbing if necessary and reapplying. Again, no need to rinse.
Baking Soda can be used on houseplants as mold growth inhibitor only. To apply, combine three teaspoons of baking soda with one gallon of water and spray on soil and the plant itself.
As you can see, making your own mold spray at home is pretty simple.