Green cleaning in Charlotte, NC

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Green cleaning mold

Mold in your home is a health problem, and green cleaning can help you remove one health problem without creating another. Mold is easily recognizable; it is fuzzy black or green stuff that likes to lurk in moist dark corners. It is visible when the problem is really bad, but the worst part about mold is that sometimes it is not even visible. The attic, basement, kitchen, and bathroom are the areas that are most at risk for mold and bacteria growth.

When the conditions are ideal, mold can grow within 24-48 hours. If this problem goes undetected or untreated, it can cause respiratory illnesses as well as allergies for members of your household. Beyond the health concerns, the presence of mold in your home can give guests the wrong impression of your housekeeping habits. There are numerous products on the market that are designed to kill mold, but as we mentioned before, they come with their own set of hazards. Green cleaning solutions are cost effective and they work. Consider these three household solutions for eliminating mold from your home.

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial solution that kills mold effectively. It can be used on a variety of surfaces, including kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, floors, and walls. To kill mold: Pour a 3% concentration of hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle. After spraying the moldy surface, let it to sit for ten minutes. Scrub the area to physically remove all of the mold and mold stains. Wipe down the surface down to remove residual mold and spores. Be sure to test an inconspicuous are because hydrogen peroxide can act as a bleach.

Vinegar

Vinegar is truly a magic elixir because you can cook with it, making meals taste wonderful, and it makes stains disappear with substantial potency. The secret is its chemistry. Vinegar is a form of acid, which makes it deadly to 82% of mold species. Pour white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle. Do not dilute it Spray the vinegar onto the moldy surface and let it to sit for an hour. Wipe the area clean with water, and then let the surface dry. Some people do not care for the odor of vinegar, but it will completely dissipate within a few hours. If it lingers too long, or you are expecting guests, you can freshen up the area with bowls of lemon water.

Baking soda

Add baking soda to a vinegar mixture, and you will be able to kill 100% mold species. It is a powder that is safe for your family and pets. In addition to killing mold, it can absorb moisture, to help keep mold away. To kill mold, add one quarter of a tablespoon of baking soda to a spray bottle of vinegar, and shake until it has dissolved. Spray the moldy area with the baking soda and vinegar solution. Then use a scrub brush to remove the mold from the surface. Rinse the surface with water, spray the area again and let the surface dry. (This will prevent the mold from returning).

These three solutions are green alternatives to chemical-based cleaners. They are safe to use and safe for the environment. They are also inexpensive and easy to find in your grocery store.

One of the top green cleaning services in Charlotte, NC

Every home is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s Cleaning Services are customized to meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations in an effort to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable house cleaning services around your needs.

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