Dealing with mould

Mould is always a problem where you have condenstation and when you have every excuse to keep the windows closed. To get rid of it,  you would normally use to use a mixture of two tablespoons of borax with 1/4 cup white vinegar and two cups of hot water, sprayed onto the affected area.

Removing black mould

But Borax has been banned because it it supposed to be a potentially hazardous substance.

Which leaves us with distilled white vinegar to get rid of that pesky mould in the bathroom.

Removing black mould

  • Use a spray bottle to saturate the moldy area with white vinegar
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes
  • Scrub with a brush
  • Spray again, let sit for an additional 30 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Treating black mould in a bathroom

 

You can also make a cleaning paste by stirring together 1/2 cup baking soda and several teaspoons of water. Spread the paste over the moldy grout, let sit for 10 minutes, then scrub the mold away with a brush. Rinse with water.

Bleach also works but vinegar is much more effective for removing mold from porous materials. This is because bleach only kills mold spores on the surface of affected materials. Vinegar will penetrate porous materials and kill the mold at the roots.

For mould stains on clothes and fabrics try a product called Elbow Grease which can be bought in Poundland normally in the motoring section. Alternatively there is Cillit Bang black mould remover or Milton spray on Amazon. Dettol Antibacterial spray is also worth trying.

The best way to get rid of mould on fabric is to brush it with a stiff brush while its dry and vacuum with a fabric attachment. Then clean with a suitable wet cleaner.

 

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