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The easiest ways to safely get rid of mold

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It's no secret that mold is extremely dangerous to health. It is simply necessary to fight it: all family members, and especially children, are at great risk. Mold affects the joints, nervous and immune systems, and can even trigger cancer.

However, not everything is so scary: note a few simple, proven and effective methods to combat malicious mold. These grandmothers and grandfathers used these safe home methods!

Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

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Mold fungi, or mold, are various fungi (mainly zigo and ascomycetes), forming branching mycelium without large, easily visible to the naked eye, fruiting 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 man: Aspergillus niger fungus strains are used to produce citric acid from sugary substances, Botrytis cinerea strains (“noble rot”) are involved in the maturation of some wines (sherry), Other types of mold (so-called “ noble mold” ) are used for the manufacture of special varieties of cheese (Roquefort, Camembert). Often mold affects the fruit bodies of edible mushrooms and makes them unsuitable for collection. But sometimes such fungi become special objects of mushroom hunting: for example, leech hypomicese ( Hypomyces lactifluorum ). Penicillin is obtained from penicillin.

Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

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

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

For the preparation of wonderful tools, mix the baking soda with vinegar and add 1 tbsp. l hydrogen peroxide. The resulting mixture is placed in the sprayer and boldly used for the treatment of damaged surfaces.

Tea tree oil

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Tea tree oil is an essential oil, which is obtained by hydrodistillation from tea tree leaves (melaleuki).

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

To prepare the solution, add 2 tsp. oil in a glass of water. Pour the product into the sprayer 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.


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Vinegar Table Vinegar is a 3-15% aqueous solution of edible acetic acid. Prepared by diluting with water acetic essence containing about 80% acetic acid.

Vinegar is a well-known antiseptic that can cope with most types of mold. This miraculous product can kill almost 100% of the bacteria around mold stains.

We will need ½ cup of undiluted vinegar. Pour the vinegar into the sprayer and apply to the damaged surface for about an hour, then carefully wipe the treated area. After drying, it is sufficient to treat the surface well with lemon juice to get rid of the sharp smell of vinegar.

Citrus Seed Extract

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Another natural remedy for getting rid of mold is citrus seed extract. This tool not only fights mold very well, but also fills the air with a pleasant scent.

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

Baking soda

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

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

Apply generously to the affected surface, then wipe thoroughly with a damp sponge or cloth.

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