How to Remove Mildew

Mildew grows on damp, dark places and it can be a real problem if you don’t take adequate measures. You can easily find out that you have a mildew problem at your home by the dank, unmistakable scent that mildew has. Fortunately, you don’t have to use harsh chemicals to remove mildew. A few simple household products can help you to get rid of the mildew just as effectively as any commercial chemical.
1. Mix 1 cup of distilled white vinegar and 25 drops of tea tree oil into a spray bottle. Spray the solution on any areas affected by mildew and wait for about 15 minutes before wiping with a sponge. The tee tree oil will kill the source of the mildew while the vinegar will cut through it so you can wipe it away.
2. Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of water, and then add ¾ cup of household bleach. This solution is suitable for removing mildew from large surfaces such as kitchen, walls and bathroom. Use the solution to clean shower enclosures that are also prone to mildew. The bleach will eliminate the mildew and help keep it from reappearing, according to cleaners Collier’s Wood. You can use ammonia instead of bleach as well.
3. To clean up mildew from outdoor wood furniture, use a solution of 1 cup ammonia, ½ cup of white vinegar, ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 gallon of water. Dampen a sponge in the mixture and wipe down any furniture affected by mildew. Once the mildew has been removed, rinse with water and dry immediately.
4. Use a solution of 2 cups hot water and ½ cup of borax to remove mildew from upholstery furniture.
5. Add  1 cup of white vinegar to the washing cycle when trying to remove mildew from washable clothing. For stronger solution, add ¼ cup of borax.
If you keep having problems with the mildew despite all your efforts to get rid of it, consider hiring professional, such as cleaners Collier’s Wood, to do the job for you.

March 7, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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