August 25, 2022

How to Remove Mildew during House Cleaning?

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How to Remove Mildew during House Cleaning?

Although mildew can never be pleasant when you discover it in your kitchen, bathroom, or any other part of your house, do not worry. The cleaning pros at MOP BOSS are going to provide a few house cleaning tips in this blog to help you recognize mildew and ow is mildew different from mold. 

A Way to Kill Powdery Mildew!

White vinegar has been considered a natural cleaning product for many years and is best for many housekeeping chores, and among those, one is disinfecting frequent-touch surfaces like countertops and sinks. White vinegar nearly 90% effective in killing mildew as well as mold.  

Below are a few steps to follow using vinegar to kill mildew:

  1. Soak a cloth in vinegar (white) 
  2. Use the cloth to soak and then scrub the affected surface  
  3. Leave the area as it is for 1-2 hours  
  4. Continue the scrubbing until the mildew disappears
  5. Rinse and leave the area to air-dry

One Solution to Kill Mildew and Mold

Not only vinegar, but other chemicals can also kill mildew. And these are also very effective compounds:

  • Bleach
  • White vinegar
  • Tea tree oil
  • Grape seed oil  

In most cases, regular house cleaning with chemicals and regular supplies helps remove mildew. Mold killing, however, is mostly done by professionals.

The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

Many people consider mold and mildew to be the same. However, the appearance is the main thing that helps to differentiate between the two – mildew appears like a powdery thing that is generally grey or white. Mold generally appears fuzzy and can have many colors, including red, blue, green, or black.   

The health problems are the almost same with both mold and mildew, though mold is known to be more dangerous. If you find or in doubt that there is mold in your house, contact MOP BOSS and get the expert’s advice in mold eradication.

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Prevention of mildew is easier once you are able to identify its cause. Like plants bloom in spring, mildew and mold bloom in moist and dark areas of your house, as this is their favorite place. So, introducing more light and reducing moisture levels are the two best ideas to get rid of mildew.

  • Whenever the temperature and weather allow, use your fans to circulate old air and open your home windows to allow fresh air to get in. The rooms without windows remain moist, like your bathroom, and for these, make use of overhead fans and keep the door open most of the time to allow moist air to outflow.  
  • Dark basements are more difficult to keep mildew-free. A dehumidifier is one of the best options to consider for reducing the basement humidity levels. These days, dehumidifiers come with timer settings that allow you to use the unit when there is a rise in humidity levels.  

A Little Help Can Keep Your House Clean Effectively

To keep your home healthy and clean, dealing with mildew and mold is very important. Of course, there are various aspects to keeping your house clean and that need house cleaning on a regular basis. When you want to get some help, your local MOP BOSS team is eager to help. We offer weekly and biweekly house cleaning services and one-time skilled cleaning services to help you cope with the mess.