How to clean and remove bathroom mold

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Have you come upon some mould in your home? You might be considering hiring the professionals to come and remove the mould from your home, but before you do, you may actually be able to handle the mould yourself. Mould can pretty much grow anywhere in your home, but you're most likely to find it in the bathroom or in the basement. The reason being, these areas of your home are the dampest places in the home. Since mould spores need a moist environment to live and replicate, the bathroom or a damp basement is the perfect place for them to thrive. We don't want mould to thrive, especially black mould which can eventually cause health problems like respiratory issues. So if you've found mould in your bathroom, it's probably because too much moisture and humidity is building up in there. The best way to keep the mould out of your bathroom is to always run an extractor fan that will suck all of the humidity or most of it out of the room before it has a chance to settle on any surface.

Also, to prevent mould, you'll also want to clean your bathroom regularly and keep areas where mould could grow nice and dry. You can also leave the bathroom door, or a window open too to allow the humidity to escape. To kill the mould you don't need to use any special chemical cleaners; you can actually use natural cleaners to get rid of the mould. Just put some plain white vinegar in a spray bottle and use that to spray the mouldy areas. Allow the vinegar to sit on the area for several minutes to kill all of the mould spores and then use a brush to scrub it off. You can also use tea tree oil which is great for killing mould. Just put 10 to 20 drops of tea tree oil into some water and put it in a spray bottle and use just like you would use the vinegar. Use these natural cleaners to keep cleaning the mouldy areas regularly. Even just one single spore of mould can cause more to grow, so it's important to stay on top of it even if it appears to be all gone.

The grout between the tiles usually where you'll see the mould, and according to Mould Cleanup, it's also the easiest place to clean it off. Just use your prefered natural cleaner and a toothbrush to scrub it away. If you find that the mould is reoccurring even after you've cleaned it regularly, this means you might have to replace the sealant in the grout. You'll also need to take a look at your bathtub and sink drains to see if there are any blockages. The blockages can cause water to pool up inside the drain creating the perfect environment for mould to grow. So unblock the drains as soon as you notice they are clogged. You can use drain cleaner if you feel comfortable, or you can also use vinegar and baking soda to clean out your drains. Just pack about a half of a cup of baking soda down into your drain and then slowly pour in some vinegar and allow it to bubble and fizz. Let it sit in the drain for up to an hour or more if needed and then slowly pour a cup or two of boiling water down the drain to remove the blockage. If your mould problems are too far gone, or they persist, make sure you call a professional mould removal service to take care of the issue for you.***

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