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Safe Cleaning Tips for Mold Removal & Prevention

Mold can lurk deep down in your walls and create a toxic, moist environment for bacteria. Worse still, it can pose severe health risks. Mold is not always visible to the naked eye and is not easy to spot. However, it can release spores, hazardous to your health if inhaled. Fortunately, homeowners can take precautions to clean mold from household surfaces and prevent new growth.

Here are some practical cleaning tips for mold removal.

Clean Your Moldy Surfaces First

When mold spores begin to grow in your home, they also flourish when moisture is present. You can eliminate most growing mold by cleaning floors, walls, and even windows with a single damp wipe. Wipe down surfaces often exposed. This includes your phone charger or computer, furnace grating, and even stone countertops. Do not underestimate the power of just one wipe of your sponge, cleaning wipes, or sponge and microfiber cloth.

Change Your Lightbulbs

Many people think that it is impossible to have a healthier home and protect yourself from mold. As a child, your home is the primary place where you spend time for exercise, socialization, and education. Modern lighting has come a long way from indoor oil lamps to little miniature lamps controlled with digital devices. The bulbs act as an attractive way to meet more people in your neighborhood because of their striking blue glow. Changing your light bulbs may also help prevent mold growth.

Use A Dehumidifier

Moist household air can lead to mold growth. Using a dehumidifier is a great way to maintain humidity levels in your home. A dehumidifier can even prevent condensation in the shower. It also saves you from expensive water damage later on.

Use Vinegar

As most people know, you can use vinegar for cleaning. However, it can also clean mold from the surface of your home. Whether it is your bathroom, kitchen, or even closet, use vinegar to quickly clean up almost any place. Some people also like to use bleach with vinegar to make cleaning quicker. The bleach also makes cleaning more effortless in an emergency.

Use Newspaper

Many people like to recycle newspapers for many reasons. This includes promoting a more green community. However, some people do not know that using paper can be a great cleaning tool. To help clean up your home from dust and mold, rip old newspapers into pieces. Use the pieces to wipe down your surface like any cleaning cloth or sponge.

Use Baking Soda

Using baking soda is an easy way to kill microbes on most surfaces in your home. Most people are familiar with the smell of baking soda. However, it also works as a potent antiseptic and antifungal agent. This is one of the best household tips for mold removal.

Most people clean their homes the same way year after year. However, the average house has several mold spores on its walls, floors, and ceilings. These spores are well-adapted to survive high temperatures and low humidity. They also thrive in high levels of sunlight and spread quickly throughout your home. To eliminate toxic mold from your home, you must also undergo mold removal.

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