Tips for Environmentally Friendly Mold Cleaning
Commonly found in both homes and commercial buildings, mold growth can cause a lot of problems, including health issues if left untreated. It needs moisture to grow and thrives in damp conditions or in spaces that have poor circulation and high humidity. Bathrooms and showers are two places that can be attractive to mold colonies. The spores of mold can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat and create respiratory conditions, including asthma, in some individuals while long-term exposure can severely compromise human health.
Examine your home or business premises for mold growth. It may be obvious, but it can also go undetected in air-conditioning ducts and ceilings or other places that are often damp. If found, you can employ many mold remediation methods to get rid of it, but some of the more common ones contain toxic chemicals that are not friendly to the environment. There are some simple, cheap, and non-toxic methods that are not dangerous, however, and we will share them here with you.
If your affected area is small, such as the shower, you might want to go ahead and tackle it yourself. There are several DIY home remedies to kill mold that won’t harm the environment:
- Hydrogen Peroxide. Dilute ½ part hydrogen peroxide to 1 part water and wash moldy surface.
- Baking Soda and Vinegar. Dilute 1 part vinegar with 1 part water and mix in 2 parts of baking soda to 1 part of the vinegar solution, which will form a thick paste. Spread paste over the mold and let it dry, then scrub it off. Repeat if necessary.
- Environmentally-friendly dish soap and Borax. 1 squirt of dishwashing liquid and 1 teaspoon of borax to 1 quart of water. Sponge solution onto moldy surfaces, rinse and let air dry.
Profession Grade Green Cleaning Solvents
If your problem is more severe, a commercial mold cleaning solvent may need to be employed. There are environmentally friendly mold remediation cleaning agents available that are typically biodegradable, pH neutral, and contain no toxic or harsh chemicals or pesticides.
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