Most mould removal procedure in Vancouver involves the use of chemicals which are harmful to the environment. After a thorough mould inspection, they would just immediately proceed to remove the moulds without a second thought on the environmental impact of the activity. But is this the proper way to handle this situation? I don’t think so. If you’re looking an environmentally friendly way to eradicate moulds, read on.
Eco-Friendly Mould Removal Tips
If you have a small area that has been infested with moulds, that is easy enough to deal with even without the help of professional mould remover. There are a lot of eco-friendly solutions to the mould problems.
- Eco-friendly soap and borax solution
Who doesn’t have this at home? Adding a squirt of eco-friendly liquid detergent to a teaspoon of borax and dissolved in a quart of water will already go a long way to remove moulds. All you need to do is wipe the infested area with the solution, rinse off and leave to dry.
If you want to make it stronger, you can use hydrogen peroxide to one part water and follow the same procedure of wiping and rinsing. All these solutions are simple, cheap and will make the earth smile.
- Essential oil mould removal
If you have tea tree and grapefruit seed extract, these two are highly effective essential oils for mould removal. All you need to do is add 20 drops of these essential oils to 2 cups of water and spray on the affected areas. These two essential oils have anti-microbial properties that are effective in combating moulds.
- Professional grade cleaning solvent
If the problem is bigger than you thought, you can use professional grade mould combating agents. The good news for you is that there are a lot of eco-friendly cleaning agents available. These agents are pH neutral, biodegradable, contain no toxic pesticides or harsh chemicals that can harm the environment. The natural enzymes that they contain kill moulds without leaving anything that will harm the environment.
- Dry eyes blasting
Do you know that dry ice can kill moulds? This is a relatively new discovery that is becoming the king of mould removal. This is done by firing dry ice particles to moulds at very high pressure. The low temperature and high impact kill the moulds without the need of scrubbing the infested area. And yes, this is environmentally friendly and the process is extremely fast too.
- Mould prevention
While all of the above procedures eliminate moulds, the best thing that you should do is to prevent the environmental condition that brings them in the first place. Make sure to dry out damp areas because water and moisture are the favourites of moulds.
If the mould problem worsens, that’s the time that you need to call the experts. If it is within the controllable level, these tips are sufficient for the jobs.
Do you have moulds at home? Have you tried these ideas before? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.