Mildew can be a big nuisance around your home. It can spread onto your floors, walls, furniture, and fabric, and cause both superficial and serious structural damage to your house. Mildew is also dangerous to your health, and it can make you experience respiratory difficulties, or it can cause dermatological complications in some cases. You should try to prevent the growth of mildew in your home, and take measures to get rid of it as soon as you detect it. Although there are specialty products that can be used to get rid of mold around the house, the following home remedies are just as effective.
How to remove mildew using vinegar
Vinegar is a non-toxic substance that can be used to remove mildew from both surfaces and fabrics. It is slightly acidic, and it can remove most of the mildew it comes in contact with and kill off their spores thus preventing them from growing back. All types of vinegar can be used to remove mildew. To remove mildew from walls, tiles or countertops, you can put undiluted vinegar in a spray bottle, then spray it onto the affected surface. Let it sit for a while, then use a brush to scrub the surface. After the mildew is gone, wash the surface with clean water and dry it off. You can also add vinegar to your fabrics when you wash them to get rid of mildew.
How to remove mildew using household bleach
To remove mildew from surfaces such as floors and counters, mix a cup of household bleach and five liters of warm water in a bucket.