Where Does It Grow?
It is tough to keep your home clean and tidy 100%.The porous and uneven surface of grout in bathrooms and kitchens, is the ideal place for fungal growth which could put our health in danger.
We should take measures to reduce the moisture levels in these rooms,so we can reduce the growth of mold in grout and on your tiled surfaces.
First action of mold preventing in the bathroom can be simple wipe of the water from the tiles after finishing bath(or showering). If your bathroom have windows (some small apartments don’t),just open them so the humidity will vaporize.
If You Decide To Clean With Bleach
Chlorine bleach is usually the most used cleaner. But you should be aware that ,he has some negative effects on your health.
You will see as printed on the label, that simple inhale from this corrosive liquid can be irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.
A study conducted and published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, suggests that passive exposure to bleach in the home is linked to a greater risk of children developing respiratory illness and infection.
When you decide that it is time to scrub the ties from bathroom and kitchen,don’t just spray with bleacher,you must use your hands as well(with protection gloves on),in order to destroy and clean the root of the mold.
For this matter, you can use and old toothbrush or other kind of brush (if you have home), and then thoroughly wipe the tiles with a sponge or washcloth.
Having in mind the bleach hazardous impact,here are a couple of the natural products you can use to clean and sparkle the tiles.
Among natural cleaners, vinegar is one of the most effective. Its acidic nature creates an environment that inhibits the growth of mold and some types of bacteria.
Mix distilled water and white vinegar in a bottle(equal parts), and spray it generously on tiled surfaces. Let it sit for a couple of minutes before scrubbing with a sponge or brush. If the stains are too tough to clean it ,try to combined mix of vinegar with baking soda.
Vinegar also works as a daily preventative cleaner, therefore you should spray this mixture on tiles and glass surfaces before you get out of the shower,so you won’t have stains.
You can use baking soda as a regular “light” cleaner.Dissolve baking soda in a bowl of water and with a help of a sponge,scrub the tiles, grout and other bathroom or kitchen surfaces. When you will finish,rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Before you start cleaning with salt (which kills single-cell organisms and mold),wet the surface that you are preparing to clean,then sprinkle salt all over it ,wait for one night the salt to do its thing,and the next day start cleaning.When cleaning use cloth(one use) to wipe it out.
This mineral is a product of seasonal evaporation of salt lakes.It is highly alkaline (with a pH of 9.3). It has highly disinfection features,which makes it so commonly used as domestic remedy.
You can use it the same way you are using the remedy of baking soda for cleaning purposes.
All Mighty Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is the favorite house clean remedy.It has ability to lighten stains and skin blemishes. It is an effective stain remover. Fresh lemon juice is acidic in nature and creates hostile environment for mold and mildew. It works best when combined with baking soda.
If you have a steamer at home,then steaming is an incredibly effective method of removing soap residue, dirt,mold and bacteria, since steam cleaners bring high heat which destroy it all. They are great option if you are allergic to mold and chemical allergies. Just be careful,steam is not good for silicone joints or enamel surfaces.You might cause unwanted damage.
This is a fantastic fungicide and whitening agent.
Mix hydrogen peroxide with white flour to create a mass looking like thick paste. Apply this to the grout and tiles and cover with plastic wrap. Allow the mixture to work overnight, and the next day,rinse it well with cold water.
As you can see, there are so many choices for cleaning your home using old fashioned methods. It is up to you to decide and choose what works best for you…