1. Reduce humidity. Try to keep areas prone to mold dry with air circulation. Consider purchasing a dehumidifier if you live in a climate with high humidity. When replacing or purchasing an air conditioner, be sure it is sized properly for the house and climate. An oversized unit will cool the house quicker, but it will not remove as much moisture.
2. Vinegar. Vinegar is a great mold killer when sprayed from a bottle onto the moldy area. You can dilute the vinegar to cut back on the scent, but for best effect, use it straight. Apply the vinegar and leave it for a few hours. Then scrub the area with a brush. Studies have shown white vinegar kills 82% of mold spores, viruses, and bacteria.
3. Hydrogen peroxide. Three percent hydrogen peroxide sprayed onto a moldy area and left for ten minutes will remove the mold. Scrub it clean and wipe it with a cloth and the mold spores will be gone. For extra potency, mix the hydrogen peroxide with vinegar.
4. Citrus seed extract. Think grapefruit. Unlike vinegar or tea tree oil, this option does not have an offensive odor. Mix approximately twenty drops with two cups of water and spray onto the moldy area, but do not rinse or wipe away.
5. Tea tree oil. This is the last option on our list because of its cost. Tea tree oil is very effective as a natural mold remover, but more expensive then other options. Mix two teaspoons with two cups of water. Spray onto the moldy area but do not rinse or wipe away.
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