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The easiest ways to safely get rid of mold

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It's not a secret that mold is extremely dangerous for health. It is absolutely necessary to fight it: all family members and especially children are at great risk. Mold affects joints, nervous and immune system, and can even provoke cancerous tumors.

However, not everything is so scary: take note of a few simple, proven and effective methods to combat harmful mold. These safe home methods were also used by your grandparents!

A solution of hydrogen peroxide

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Moldy mushrooms, or molds - various fungi (mainly zigo- and ascomycetes) forming branching mycelia without large, easily visible to the unaided eye, fruit bodies.

Families, genera and species of mold fungi: Acremonium, Aspergillus, Dematiaceae, Fusarium, Moniliaceae, Onychocola canadensis, Penicillium, Scytalidium dimidiatum (Nattrassia magniferae).

Mold fungi are widely used by humans: Aspergillus niger fungus strains are used to produce citric acid from sugary substances. Botrytis cinerea strains ("noble rot") participate in the maturation of some wines (sherry), other molds (so-called " noble mold" ) are used to produce special types of cheese (Roquefort, Camembert), Often the mold affects the fruit bodies of edible mushrooms and makes them unfit for collection. But sometimes such mushrooms become special objects of mushroom hunting: for example, Hypomyces lactifluorum ( Hypomyces lactifluorum ) Penicillin is obtained from a penicillium.

A solution of hydrogen peroxide

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Hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide), H2O2 - the simplest representative of peroxides. Colorless liquid with a "metallic" taste, unlimitedly soluble in water, alcohol and ether. Concentrated aqueous solutions are explosive. Hydrogen peroxide is a good solvent. From water it is released as an unstable crystalline hydrate H2O2 • 2H2O.

The most famous method of exposure to mold is the use of a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution.

To prepare a miracle remedy, mix baking soda with vinegar and add 1 tbsp. l. hydrogen peroxide. The resulting mixture is placed in a nebulizer and boldly used for the treatment of damaged surfaces.

Tea tree oil

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Tea Tree Oil - essential oil, which is obtained by hydrodistillation from the leaves of the tea tree (melaleuki).

This is a very expensive, but very effective method in the fight against mold.

To make a solution, add 2 tsp. oil in a glass of water. Pour the product into the nebulizer and treat the surface affected by mold. After the area dries, wipe the surface with a piece of clean cloth to get rid of the oil film.

Vinegar remedy

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Vinegar Table vinegar is a 3-15% aqueous solution of food acetic acid. It is prepared by dilution with water of acetic essence containing about 80% of acetic acid.

Vinegar is a known antiseptic that can cope with most types of mold. This miracle product is capable of destroying almost 100% of bacteria around mold spots.

We need ½ cup of undiluted vinegar. Pour vinegar into the sprayer and apply to the damaged surface for about an hour, after which we carefully rub the treated area. After drying, it is enough to treat the surface with lemon juice to get rid of the sharp smell of vinegar.

Extract from citrus seeds

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Another natural remedy for getting rid of mold is an extract of citrus seeds. This tool not only perfectly fights mold, but also fills the air with a pleasant aroma.

To treat the affected areas, stir 20 drops of grapefruit seed extract in two glasses of water, pour into a sprayer and apply to the surface. After complete drying, remove the remnants of the product with a clean sponge.

Baking soda

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Sodium bicarbonate (Natrii hydrocarbonas) NaHCO3 - It is usually a fine crystalline powder of white color. Used in the food industry, in cooking, in medicine as a neutralizer of skin burns and mucous membranes of human acids and reducing the acidity of gastric juice. Also - in buffer solutions, as in a wide range of concentrations of solutions, its pH varies slightly.

We use in the fight against mold a mixture of baking soda with water or water and vinegar.

Abundantly put the product on the affected surface, then carefully wipe with a damp sponge or cloth.

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