Mold is a type of fungus that survives well on any damp surface. The humid weather condition that prevails during monsoons is ideal for infestation of these microscopic organisms. It mostly occurs in those parts of your house that remain wet all the time, like kitchen, bathroom and the basement. It can also grow in your wine cellars, refrigerators or on leather articles. Mold is an annoying problem. It causes damage to the surfaces where it is growing. Moreover, it can be harmful for the health as some people develop allergic reaction on exposure to its spores.
Here are some home remedies that will remove the mold, and also prevent its growth any further:
During reproduction, the mold releases tiny spores into the air, which get stuck on other moist areas of the house and start growing there. Thus, you will find mold growth in various parts of your house. So, you have to first inspect every nook and corner of the house to identify those areas which have been affected by mold growth.
The important tips that you must follow while cleaning up the mold are given below:
- To begin with, you have to protect yourself with proper protective gear, like gloves and face mask to avoid any mold exposure.
- Remove all the unwanted materials that are kept around the infested area.
- Keep the room in closed condition, until the molds are cleaned, so that the mold spores do not spread out into other rooms.
As we have already mentioned, moisture plays a key role in the growth of mold. To prevent its recurrence, you should keep the rooms in your house ventilated, to ensure proper circulation of air. You should use air conditioners in hot and humid weather and dehumidifiers when it is cold and humid for keeping the molds at bay.