It’s possible that black mold is already forming in your house. That’s because mold thrives in the kind of hidden, warm, humid conditions that it loves. Removing black mold after it has spread can be difficult.
It just takes mold 24 to 48 hours to start spreading if the conditions are correct. If mold isn’t removed, it can aggravate existing respiratory problems like asthma and allergies. Due to the detrimental effects mold can have on your family’s health, it’s important to keep an eye out for it and put a stop to its growth as soon as possible.
There are numerous commercial treatments that are helpful for black mold removal, but many of them include harsh chemicals that may be as hazardous as the mold itself. There are various methods for removing mold without using hazardous chemicals.
Here are five strategies for eliminating black mold with eco-friendly cleaning products:
1. Hydrogen Peroxide
In addition to being an excellent mold treatment, hydrogen peroxide is an antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial remedy commonly available in medicine cabinets. It is safe for use on many different surfaces, including kitchen and bathroom equipment and fixtures, tubs, tile, and even some wall surfaces.
Pour hydrogen peroxide with a concentration of 3% into a spray bottle. To avoid any noticeable yellowing or damage, test an inconspicuous section of surfaces first. The moldy surface should be soaked and left for 10 minutes. The next step is to scrub the area with enough force to remove the black mold and the mold spots. After all mold and stains have been removed, the area can be wiped dry.