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Green Tips for Cleaning up Mold Naturally

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold could be growing in your home or business and you might never know because mold loves those dark and humid places that humans don’t pay much attention to. Basements, kitchens, and bathrooms are the most likely places to find mold and bacteria growth since water is a big factor in these spaces. Once a mold colony begins, it can rapidly establish itself within 24-48 hours, causing respiratory problems and allergic reactions in many people.

Using chemicals is something many of us are avoiding these days as well, so here are some non-toxic ways to eradicate mold.


  • Hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, or baking soda
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Rubber gloves
  • Spray bottle


Using Hydrogen Peroxide:

    • Pour 3% concentration hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and saturate the moldy surface completely. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
    • Scrub the area to remove all mold and mold stains, and then wipe down surfaces to remove residual mold and spores.
  • Using Vinegar:
    • Pour white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle - do not water down. Spray the solution onto moldy surfaces and let it sit for one hour. Wipe the area clean with water and allow to dry thoroughly; any odors from the vinegar should be gone within a few hours.
    • Baking soda can also be used along with the vinegar to kill different mold species.
  • Using Baking Soda
    • Add ¼ tablespoon baking soda to a spray bottle of water and shake till dissolved. Spray the moldy area with the solution and use the scrubbing brush to remove all mold from surfaces. Rinse the area with water to remove any residual mold.
    • Spray the surface a second time and let dry thoroughly; this will kill any left-over mold and prevent it from returning.

All these solutions are wonderful non-toxic alternatives to chemical-based cleaners and are safe to use for people, pets, and the environment. They are also easy to find and inexpensive as well.

SERVPRO of Brunswick cares about you, your family, and the environment. Call us today at (912) 264-6094 for all your cleanup needs.

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