Does mold often visit your home uninvited and you don't know how to get rid of it? Do not be discouraged! In this article we will give you some tips on products to use to eliminate mold. But first, understand the causes of its appearance and the solutions to eradicate it.

Causes for the appearance of Mold

The mold that appears in our homes is, as a rule, the result of humidity. This problem affects not only the aesthetic and decorative aspects of our homes but also our health.

Therefore, by eliminating this problem we are safeguarding our well-being and the comfort of our home.

What is Mold?

According to the European Lung Foundation, mold “is a type of fungus that grows in damp areas. This releases tiny particles, called Aspergillus , which can be harmful when inhaled.”

Mold is found in rooms or objects where there is:

  • An excess of humidity;
  • Little or no sunlight;
  • And inadequate ventilation.

In addition to the aesthetic aspect of mold in homes, the biggest problem is the respiratory health situation. People who live or work in humid environments are more likely to contract diseases such as:

  • Asthma
  • wheezing
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Rhinitis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Tips for eliminating mold

In order to combat the appearance of stains and the proliferation of fungi, it is common to wipe infected areas with the same cloth. In reality, using the same cloth without rinsing it with clean water or not replacing it with another clean cloth only leads to contamination of the problem, making it more intense.

Although cleaning with a cloth seems to solve the problem, it is only disguising it. Here below, we give you some tips on how to eliminate mold and the best products to eradicate it.

Get rid of humidity

Rectify in rooms where you suffer from humidity:

  • There is no type of water infiltration contaminating the walls;
  • That your rooms are ventilated (by opening windows to ventilate the house or through ventilation systems such as fans, air conditioning or dehumidifiers);
  • Avoid drying clothes indoors, as this activity increases air humidity. If you don't have the chance to hang your clothes outside, use a dehumidifier in the room where you have a drying rack.

Precautions to take to get rid of mold

You may have had occasion to experience mold in a room in your home and, if that was the case, have you tried to clean it but the mold stains returned or were not cleaned very well, leaving stains on the wall or other surface?

As we have already mentioned, cleaning several surfaces with the same water or even the same cloth makes the situation worse and only helps the fungus spread to other areas.

Products to use to eliminate mold

To eliminate mold from rooms, we give you some product suggestions, such as our ally – Cleaning Vinegar – which is an ecological product that will help you with this task.

The best way to use it is to spray appropriate amounts on the area where you want to remove the mold, and use a cloth dampened in warm water to rub the problem area. We remind you that the water must be changed frequently to prevent the fungus from spreading.

Another suggestion is to apply a tablespoon of baking soda to the vinegar. This combination is very efficient in cleaning surfaces, walls, ceilings, ceramic furniture such as those in bathrooms, household appliances such as the refrigerator and objects such as mirrors, glasses and salad bowls or table fruit bowls made of wood, bamboo or wicker.

Also be especially careful when cleaning: you can protect your face with a mask and your hands with our ecological latex gloves ! This is because when you clean the mold you can spread the fungus into the air and unintentionally inhale it, which can be harmful to your health.

And if you remove mold from the ceiling, cover the floor and remove furniture and textiles from that room. This way you are avoiding staining them.

Care to take after cleaning

After removing the mold, you must take care to ensure that it does not appear again!

It is essential to ventilate the room, open the windows every day and, if possible, receive natural light. However, if the room does not have windows, use a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity created in the room.

If, unfortunately, mold is something you struggle with at home, don’t despair. Follow our tips and make your own suggestions.

We are counting on you to facilitate the elimination of this fungus in our homes!