Mold – How to Properly Address Mold Infestation in Your Home?


The presence of mold in your home brings health hazards, especially to family members with immune-compromised conditions. Mold does not just occur out of the blue. It is a result of moisture buildup, which is usually caused by a water problem. If you have seen the presence of mold in your home, there are natural ways to get rid of it. These include the following:

  • Baking soda 

It is an all-around ingredient used in cooking, cleaning, and deodorizing the home. It is useful in removing black mold. Unlike other harsh chemicals used to treat mold, baking soda is safe for you and your pets. Mix one-quarter of a tablespoon of baking soda into a bottle of water, preferably a spray bottle. Spray onto the mold area and let it sit there for a few minutes. Brush the area and see the mold effortlessly removed. 

  • Essential oils 

One of the effective essential oils in removing mold is tea tree oil. It has natural fungicide, which is effective and efficient in safely removing mold. In fact, it prevents the mold from coming back. In a spray bottle filled with water, add a teaspoon of tea tree oil. Spray on the mold-infested area and let it sit there for an hour or so. 

  • Lemons 

They have natural antiseptic and bleaching properties, which makes them a perfect cleaning agent. Squeeze the juice of three to five lemons and pour on the mold-infested area. Let is sit there for at least 15 minutes. Wipe the surface with a damp towel. 

For tough mold that couldn’t be removed using home remedies, contact Emergency water restoration San DiegoThey will get rid of the mold and address water issues, which are the culprit for moisture buildup, leading to mold infestation.