White distilled vinegar is another green way of tackling light mould problems in your home, similar to using baking soda.
Using vinegar is extremely safe and environmentally friendly, so it’s ideal if you have concerns over children and pets.
For serious mould infestations, a more heavy duty solution like bleach maybe better served, but for small, every day mould issues, vinegar is a perfect solution. It is a mild acid which can kill 82% of mould species.
Vinegar does have an unpleasant odour, which can linger, but it will dissipate after a few hours.
Advantages of using Vinegar & lemon
- Natural and environmentally friendly
- Children & pet friendly
- Easy to access
Here’s a quick video on how to remove mould with vinegar…
- 1 x bottle clear distilled vinegar
- 2 x cups/mixing pots
- 1 x Spray bottle
- 1 x Lemon (use lemon if you want a nice smell afterwards)
- 1 x Knife
- 1 x chopping board
- 1 x Sponge
- 1 x Protective gloves
- Slice lemon into 4 pieces using knife and chopping board.
- Squeeze lemons onto a pot and remove any seeds.
- Pour 1 cup of vinegar and lemon juice into the spray bottle and shake well.
- Spray solution generously onto infected mould areas and allow to settle for 30 minutes
- Use sponge to rub/brush away the mould
- If required, repeat process until mould is completely removed.
Once your mould colony is treated, it is important to understand that it grew for a reason in the first place. Mould grows due to environment conditions, and in order to prevent the infestation from developing again, some on going treatments and changes may need to be made to your home and/or habits.
Please remember that prevention is the best cure for mould, so please take time to understanding why mould occurs and how you can prevent mould from occurring.