Mold and mildew pops up everywhere. Bathrooms, kitchens and basements are notorious for these predators to infest your home, and can be bad for the health of your family.
Treating and cleaning mold starts with identifying the source. Water, condensation, humidity and poor ventilation are the main causes. Checking the areas where water can collect will ensure that you have tackled the problem correctly
Caulking around tubs and sinks is important. If these areas are lacking the proper caulking, have it fixed. It doesn't take much, simply scraping away the old caulking, cleaning with alcohol and placing new caulking will do the trick.
Tiling grout lines also need to be checked. Ensure that there is no missing grout. If so, make sure that you attend to it as soon as possible as it will give mold and mildew a place to fester and will require further abatement.
If these areas are fine, and sometimes they are, mold and mildew will still grow anyway; but the area still needs to be properly cleaned.
While most of the time we don't treat mold and mildew until it is visible, treating the common affected areas with one of these products on a regular basis will ensure that is never returns.
A mixture of 10% bleach and water will do trick. Simply clean the affected area with the solution and let sit for about 15 minutes. Then rinse with water and allowed to dry. Sometimes a fan may be needed to make sure that the area is adequately dried.
A mixture of half vinegar and half water will also work. Simply spray the area and scrub. No need for rinsing with vinegar. Vinegar can also be used to clean many other areas of your house and there is no special purchase required.
This product can be used for everything bathroom. Simply spray the area with Scrubbing Bubbles and let stand for about 5 minutes. Wipe clean. It is as simple as that. There is also no need for rinsing with this product.
One of oldest products on the books, but gets the job done. Many times all you need to do is spray and wipe.
The best products to use are the ones that are the simplest and safest. Mold and mildew happen, but prompt attention is required to ensure that it doesn't spread or threatened the safety and health of your family. If you ever notice an area that is infested with mold or mildew, do not attempt to clean it yourself. Instead, contact an agency in your area that is properly equipped to handle it.