How to clean mould in bathrooms and kitchen?

Moulds belong to the class of fungi and are found in moist places. They require moisture and a humid environment to thrive. Thus, moulds are commonly found in moist areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. They can also grow on materials like wood, paper, fabric and food. In this article, we will show you how to remove mould and prevent its growth.


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What are moulds? How are they harmful?

Moulds serve an important function in nature because they help in the decomposition of dead plants and animals. On the other hand, when they grow indoors, they prove to be a problem for your health. Sneezing, runny noses, skin rashes and headaches are some of the health risks caused by mould. It is crucial to remove them as they can cause allergies, respiratory issues and several other health problems. The source that caused mould growth must be identified and treated in time.


Step-by-step guide to help you remove mould

Safety precaution

It is important to wear protective gear, including an N-95 mask and gloves, to prevent any health risks.

Look for signs

The visible signs of mould growth are black spots, discolouration or an unpleasant odour. Common sources include leaking pipes, roofs or insufficient ventilation.

Clean the surface

Once you find the source, you need to remove the furniture or carpet which is infected; replacing them is recommended. First and foremost, clean the area with soap and water. The area should be scrubbed thoroughly to remove any visible mould.


How to clean mould in bathrooms and kitchen?

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You can follow any of these methods to clean the area.


In a spray bottle, combine water and bleach in equal quantities. Then spray the   infected area and let it sit for a few minutes. Gently rub away the mould with the help of a scrub. Now rinse it with water and wipe the area dry with a towel or cloth.

Vinegar and baking soda

Combine half a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar in a spray bottle. Follow the steps mentioned above.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Take a bottle of hydrogen peroxide with a concentration of 3% and spray it on         the mould. Leave it for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse it with water. The area must be dried with a clean towel or cloth.

Repeat the process if necessary. To prevent further contamination, seal all mouldy materials in plastic bags before disposing of them.


Measures to prevent mould growth

  • Ensure that the area is well-ventilated so that moisture levels can be reduced.
  • Make sure that leaks and water damage are repaired as soon as possible.
  • Maintain moisture levels by using a dehumidifier in high-humidity areas.
  • Keep your surroundings clean and dry, especially in bathrooms and kitchens.



Where is mould found?

Mould grows in moist and humid environments. Bathrooms and kitchens are prone to its growth.

How to identify mould?

Moulds are usually identified by their black or green stains and foul smell. You can even see faded colours.

Is mould harmful to my health?

Yes, mould causes many allergic reactions and respiratory diseases.

Even after following these methods, mould is still present. What should I do?

In that case, you should seek professional help.

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