To overcome the fungi present in your home
Dangerous for health, mold must absolutely be eliminated. Often present in humid rooms such as the bathroom, the kitchen or even the cellar, the latter invites itself as well on the walls as the fabrics or the joints. To remove it effectively, here are 17 grandmother’s tips to try at home!
Tip n°1: white vinegar for the walls
If you don’t know how to get rid of the traces of mold that have taken hold of your wall, bring a bottle of white vinegar.
Tip 2: toothpaste and yeast for tissues
If you really like them, don’t throw them away and use the following trick to clean them. Mix toothpaste with a sachet of baking powder, soak a toothbrush then scrub. Leave to act then put everything in the washing machine.
Tip n°3: baking soda for the joints
Not very aesthetic, the mold in the bathroom tile joints tends to come back regularly due to the omnipresent humidity in this room.
Tip #4: Essential Oils to Eliminate Mold Odors
Mix equal parts water and white vinegar. Add a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil.
The tea tree and the vinegar will eliminate traces of mold, while the lavender will dissipate the smell of mold.
Tip n°5: black soap to remove mold from tile joints
Then rub with a sponge or a brush, before rinsing well to eliminate all traces of mould.
You can also use this preparation based on black soap on carpets and shower curtains impregnated with mold.
Tip n°6: lemon for the joints in the bathroom
Do you have mold on the tile joints in your bathroom or in your shower? Lemon is a natural trick that quickly removes mold naturally. It is an excellent fungicide.
Mix soap with lemon juice and scrub the joints with a toothbrush soaked in this mixture. Let sit for a few hours to fully remove the mold. Rinse thoroughly.
Tip n°7: grapefruit seed extract for joints
Grapefruit seed extract eliminates mould, but also prevents its appearance. In addition, it does not give off an odor. If you notice the presence of mold on the joints of your bathroom tiles , add about ten drops of grapefruit seed extract to a cup of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the moldy surface. Leave to act then rub with a sponge or a brush.
Tip n°8: bleach to remove traces of mold
In a bathroom (as in any room in the house for that matter), mold stains are particularly bad. To eliminate them effortlessly, there is fortunately a product that you certainly already have in a cupboard at home: bleach! To remove traces of mildew with bleach , pour some into a spray bottle, spray the stains, leave to act for about 15 minutes, then rinse. Simply !
Tip n°9: ammonia to get rid of mold
To get rid of stubborn mold in the bathroom, ammonia is a great ally, and very easy to use too: pour a little on a slightly damp cloth, rub the areas affected by mold in your bathroom bath, rinse and dry. Don’t forget to open the window wide !
Tip 10: invest in a dehumidifier
If your bathroom has no window(s) and is therefore often very humid, you can invest in a dehumidifier that will absorb the excess humidity in the room.
Tip n°11: clay stone to remove mold from joints
If your bathroom grout is blackened with mold stains, wet a sponge, rub it on some clay stone and then over your damaged bathroom grout . Rinse with clear water then dry well.
Tip #12: Kill Mold With Hydrogen Peroxide
Thanks to its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, hydrogen peroxide can help you fight mold in the bathroom. To use it, simply spray it on the critical areas, leave on for an hour and then repeat the operation without rinsing.
Tip n°13: prevent the appearance of mold in the bathroom
Because the best way to remove mold in the bathroom is to prevent it from setting in, remember to ventilate this room well after each use: leave the door open, open the windows or turn on your CMV !
Tip 14: remove mold with thyme alcohol
If you like DIY and grandmother’s recipes for cleaning your interior, this anti-mold recipe will please you: in a large basin, macerate an equal amount of rubbing alcohol and thyme . Then filter the thyme alcohol, then dip a sponge in it and make the mold stains disappear!
Tip n°15: hydrogen peroxide to remove mold stains
If mold stains regularly appear in your bathroom, know that you can get rid of them easily with hydrogen peroxide. To do this, take a spray bottle and pour 2/3 of water and 1/3 of hydrogen peroxide into it. Mix, spray the product on the mold stains, rub with a dry cloth. Finish by rinsing with a damp cloth and let dry.
Tip n°16: in prevention, anti-mold paint
If it can not work miracles once the mold is already present in your bathroom, this paint, when applied to a healthy ceiling and walls , can still be very practical!
Tip #17: Install an air vent
If your bathroom faces the outside or a room like the garage, consider installing an air vent to evacuate humidity from the bathroom.