Mold and mildew are not uncommon in households. Closets and bathrooms are typically where mold and mildew will be found. It is possible to treat these growths with a home remedy.
Everyday household detergents are recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for treating mold and mildew. A mixture of mild detergent and warm water is effective in removing mold and mildew from nonporous surfaces.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a bleach and water solution as a home remedy for mold and mildew. The CDC suggests a one-to-one ratio for mixing bleach and water for this purpose.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is effective for mold and mildew treatment. A home remedy consists of mixing 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water in a spray bottle, and applying this mixture to mold and mildew. It is recommended to leave the applied spray on the areas treated for best results.
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