How to get rid of mould – fast!
30 Aug 22
Winter is here and that means mould! Aside from looking awful, mould can trigger allergies and cause coughing, sneezing and even respiratory infections.
But there are a few simple things you can do to get rid of mould for good. Here’s what our V.I.P. Carpet Cleaning ITI qualified technicians suggest:
How to get rid of mould with vinegar
If you’ve been wondering how to get rid of mould that’s growing in your bathroom, on the back of your furnishings or elsewhere in the home, you’ll be happy to know it’s probably not as hard as you think. All you need is some vinegar, three buckets and a microfibre cloth – which are cheap and can get into small cracks where mould thrives.
Before getting started, it can be a good idea to pop on some protective gear such as a mask, gloves and goggles. Then simply follow these steps:
- Make a mix of 80% vinegar to 20% water and pour it into all three buckets.
- Dip the microfibre cloth into one bucket, then clean a small area of mould.
- Rinse the cloth in the second and third buckets to get rid of all mould.
- Use bleach to remove any residual vinegar streaks or discolouration.
- Toss the cloth on a hot wash when you’re done.
How to get rid of mould for good
Getting rid of existing mould is all well and good, but you probably want to prevent it from growing in your home in the first place. Here’s how to do it:
- Keep an eye on things like your roof and pipes, as these can be easy access for moisture.
- After showering, use a squeegee or towel to wipe down the tiles and floor.
- Make sure you use an adequate exhaust fan in the bathroom to keep moisture at bay.
- Check your home has proper ventilation to avoid mould growth. Otherwise, use a dehumidifier in rooms that are susceptible to mould.
- Dry clothes outside, especially if you don’t have proper ventilation inside.
- Avoid big differences in temperatures between indoors and out (like having the air conditioner blasting cold on a hot day) as this can cause condensation.
- Choose heating and cooling that doesn’t release moisture into the air – experts suggest avoiding unflued gas heaters for this reason.
- Dust and vacuum your home regularly, which your local V.I.P. Home Cleaning franchisee can help with.
The best way to get rid of mould
Experts say that if mould covers one square metre or more, or if you’re asthmatic or have experienced flooding, it’s best to call in the experts.
A qualified technician can check for the source of mould and write a mould removal plan.
After the checks and assessment of the affected area, a mould technician can get working on the removal, the cost of which can vary depending on the contamination level and the size of the affected area. Professional technicians are required to be fully trained and certified, ensuring the right equipment and process for a long lasting and effective results.
So now you know how to get rid of mould in your home for good, book a professional V.I.P. mould removal service today.
Disclaimer: The content in this article is intended to be informational only and does not constitute cleaning advice.