After a long and hot shower, you will notice that there might be forming mold on your bathroom ceiling. Not to mention, the bottom of your shower curtains are also a cause for concern. Or maybe your patio furniture is getting moldy spots after a heavy rain. Your carpets are also susceptible to mildew if the room isn’t properly aerated. Thus, there are definitely some places in your house that might need your focus when it comes to mold and mildew. Hence, keep reading and see how you can take care of these issues. Here you will find natural solutions to get rid of mold and mildew around your house.
1. The bathroom
Prepare a mixture in a spray bottle by adding ½ teaspoon of 100% clove oil and 1 L of water. Make sure you test this solution on a small spot before proceeding further. Then, spray onto the moldy areas on your bathroom and leave for a few hours. Next, simply wipe off the mold off with a clean cloth. If it is a more serious case, you could also scrub with a brush to make sure you remove it completely. Lastly, spray a little more on the area and leave it there. That way, you will prevent the mold from growing back.
This solution will be perfect for walls, tiles, ceiling or tile grout. Also, you can use the same solution for your nylon shower curtain too, at the bottom. Simply spray it generously and leave it there overnight. The next day, make sure you wash the curtains as you would normally do, in your washing machine. Then, dry it out in the sun.
2. For your patio furniture
Use the same mixture you previously made and spray over all the moldy surfaces of your patio furniture. Leave the solution act overnight. The next morning, proceed with sprinkling some table salt to soak up any excess. Then, scrub everything off with a brush and rinse with water.
3. For your plastic shower curtains
To get rid of mold out of your plastic shower curtain, just soak it up in white vinegar. Make sure you take the rings off and let it soak for half an hour. If you think is necessary, you can also scrub the moldy spots with a brush but make sure to rinse it very well afterward. Lastly, hang it out in the sun to air dry completely before re-attaching it in the bathroom.
4. For moldy spots on clothing
The perfect solution for this is a DIY paste of lemon juice and salt. All you have to do is rub it on the moldy spots and then clean it in the washing machine as you would normally do.
For a more effective wash, you could also add a cup of white vinegar and a half a teaspoon of clove oil into the fabric dispenser compartment to remove the mold completely.
5. If you also find mildew into carpets, check this out!
Firstly, you will need to sprinkle baking soda on the affected surfaces. That way, it will soak up the moldy smell and any moisture there might be. Secondly, you will need to make a solution out of one cup of vinegar, two cups of warm water and ¼ teaspoon of clove oil. Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle and then spray over the moldy spots on your carpet. Leave it there for 24 hours and then vacuum to get rid of the excess. Next, you should also scrub off the spots with a soft bristle spraying just a little of the previous mixture.