Three Safe And Effective Alternatives To Removing Mold From Your House Walls And Wood

Posted on: 9 April 2016

Finding mold in your walls may make you want to turn to bleach. Bleach is certainly a good choice; however, if you have little ones or pets, it could prove to be a toxic solution. Bleach also only works to remove mold at the surface of your walls and won't remove what is growing in the actual wood. To better benefit your loved ones, turning to a safer and natural solution will be the better option. Below are some natural and non-toxic solutions to remove mold from the surface and wood without putting your loved ones in danger.

Baking Soda And Apple Cider Vinegar

This dynamic duo is great for a variety of every day household solutions, one of which is removing mold from walls and wood. Even better, this solution can remove a wide variety of different molds that grow in homes.

To make this solution, mix two tablespoons of baking soda with two cups of apple cider vinegar in a large bowl. Soak an old wash cloth in the solution and scrub the entire area that is being affected by mold and wait for it to dry. Repeat the process once again and let it dry on its own. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar will also help to ensure the mold doesn't just grow back within a few weeks.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

This solution works wonders on black mold growth that is growing on walls in wood. Because grapefruit seed extract works as a fungicide, it will also ensure the mold doesn't grow back with continual use. Another great thing about grapefruit seed extract is that it is odorless, so you don't have to worry about strong smells.

Get a spray bottle and mix in eight cups of water with eight drops of grapefruit seed extract. Spray the entire surface of your walls and let it air dry for fifteen minutes. After it has air dried, take a warm wash cloth and wipe away the mold. Once the mold is wiped away, spray the area once again and let it dry on its own. The acid in the grapefruit seed will eliminate any mold spores, should they try to return.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural and safe fungicide so not only will it kill every form of mold you may come in contact with, if you continue to use it, it will prevent it from regrowing.

To use tea tree oil to remove mold, mix four cups of warm water and four teaspoons of tea tree oil in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture over the entire effected area and let it dry on its own. You can use this solution on your walls once a week to ensure the mold doesn't grow back.

Using bleach to remove mold will only remove mold from the surface and it could be toxic to your little ones or pets. To ensure you are moving all of the mold from the surface and what is growing inside of your wood safely and effectively, use one of the household remedies listed above. Your walls and loved ones will thank you for it. For more information on mold investigation and removal, contact a company like GEM Environmental, Inc.