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Experts share best cleaning hacks to get rid of mould in your home

Jul 22, 2023Jul 22, 2023

Over time, water can collect behind surfaces, causing mould to grow.

Experts have shared common items that will get rid of mould in your home.

Silicone sealant is a liquid form of adhesive that creates a waterproof seal between tiles, appliances and flooring. Usually white in colour, it can become discoloured and mouldy, ruining the look of your bathrooms and bedrooms.

It is usually found in areas around baths, windows and shower trays, and while unsightly, it can also pose health risks like respiratory irritation. Over time, water can collect behind the surface as the sealant wears away, causing mould to grow.

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The ECHO previously reported on the "brilliant" product from Home Bargains that was guaranteed to 'eliminate all mould'. Priced at just £2.90, shoppers raved about the item in the popular superstore.

But experts have shared two of the "best natural cleaners" that you will likely find in your household cupboards, reports the Express. Cleaning experts at Fantastic Services said often, when it comes to removing mould, harsh chemicals are "not always the best option".

Instead, you can use baking soda or white vinegar. Baking soda works best when mixed with water to create a thick paste before spreading it on to the mouldy area. Then using an old toothbrush, simply scrub off and rinse with water.

White vinegar has been branded as a "fantastic mould remover" as experts at PlumbNation said it also works as a mould deterrent.

Cleaning up to 82% of mould species, it works best being sprayed onto the affected area for one hour before wiping it off with warm water. Dry the surface thoroughly to prevent any mould re-growth.

If the mould seems stubborn, mix the vinegar with enough bicarbonate of soda to make a thick paste and apply again, leaving overnight and repeat the removal process.

There are also a few preventative measures households can take to prevent the growth of mould on silicone sealants. One tip includes drying surfaces after a bath or shower and making sure you have ventilation. This can be done by opening a window or having an extractor fan.

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