How to stop mold without harsh chemicals
If you’re looking for organic eco-friendly solutions to your mold problems, you’ve come to the right place. Most people don’t tend to notice mold until the job looks impossible to tackle, but you can beat the fungi at its game.
Being in the eco-friendly house cleaning business as long as we have, we’ve learned some secrets that we’re happy to share. Keep reading for our simple, affordable and environmentally-friendly ways to keep mold at bay.
If the only place you’ve spotted mold is on the caulking around your bathtub or shower, prioritizing ventilating your room. Some methods include: keeping the window(s) open; keeping the bathroom door wide open after you’ve bathed or showered; installing a ceiling fan that ventilates or keeping a desk-sized fan in the bathroom to help ventilate the room’s moisture.
One very simple way to keep mold at bay is through concentrated cleaning efforts. Use a squeegee to dry the shower stall, tiles and bathtub ledge. Don’t just stop there, use a microfibre cloth to finish the drying process. Mold adores damp areas, so drying up after each bath or shower will help stop mold.
There’s virtually nothing tea tree oil or distilled vinegar can’t tackle. If the mold in your bathroom looks frightening, don’t panic. The situation may look hopeless, but patience, time and a reusable spray bottle will work miracles.
If you plan on using tea tree oil at home, add 1 teaspoon of the anti-fungal oil and one cup of water in a spray bottle. Alternately, if using vinegar, add one cup of vinegar and three cups of water. Give the spray bottle a shake. Spray mold-covered areas. Let the solution sit on surfaces for an hour, then use a dish brush to scrub mold and mildew away. Rinse thoroughly to clear tea tree oil and vinegar residues.
Repeat as needed
If stains are stubborn, re-apply eco cleaner and leave again for another hour. We’ve seen some severe mold scenarios that have taken up to a week to clear. Don’t despair, just commit to a daily application of cleaner to completely remove stains.
At Aqua City Cleaners, we are professionally trained, licensed and bonded to assist you with your house cleaning needs in Victoria, Vancouver, and Toronto. From sanitizing your home to bathroom deep cleans, there is no job too big or small! Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate.