Mould and mildew are a common problem especially when it’s raining season. The rise in humidity facilitates growth of mould and wall fungus. Bathrooms and sinks are prone to mildew due to humidity and water contact. Not only are mould and mildew unsightly, but the spores they release cause allergies and respiratory problems. It is necessary to take measures to keep mould and mildew under control and to inhibit it. Here are some tricks for making mildew disappear:


Tea tree oil is a natural fungicide. It can effectively remove mildew from almost any surface. Simply add 2 tablespoons of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water and fill it in a spray bottle. Spray it frequently on surfaces prone to mildew or areas that already have mildew on them. If you want to eradicate the already existing mildew, spray several times a day until all the mildew disappears.


Mould and mildew can also invade your carpets and rugs too.  The spores can get into the air and cause allergies. This can be very harmful to the babies and toddlers in your home who crawl. To clean them, first vacuum the carpets and rugs thoroughly. Make sure you properly dispose off the vacuumed stuff. Dilute little laundry liquid detergent using water and brush the area using it with a toothbrush. Wipe using damp cloth and repeat wiping process until it stops foaming. Place a dry cloth on top of it and let it soak all the moisture. Remove the cloth after 1-2 hours and let the area air-dry.


Vinegar is anti-fungal and can effectively remove mildew and mould. Clothes can develop mildew on them if they take longer to dry in winters and the black spots remain forever. To remove them, simply pour 1 cup vinegar in washing machine and run it on a hot setting with the clothes in it. This might take several tries to completely get rid of the black spots.

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