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Exit mould selling out at supermarket and Bunnings as Australia endures its DAMPEST year yet

A popular cleaning product is being pulled from supermarket shelves by panicked Australians desperate to rid their homes and cars of toxic mold.

Mold Killer seems to have become a household staple after the wettest season on record on the East Coast.

A shocked Brisbane man shared an image of a nearly empty shelf of the popular product online, captioning it “a sign of the times”.

But others were less surprised by the photo showing a handful of spray bottles on a shelf full of empty boxes.

‘Nowadays you have to be one step ahead of the panic buyers,’ said one woman.

A shocked Brisbane man shared an image of a nearly empty shelf of the popular product online and captioned it as

A shocked Brisbane man shared an image of a nearly empty shelf of the popular product online, captioning it “a sign of the times”.

‘After all this rain everyone will be reaching for that mosquito killer spray and midgie again, but I pre-bought one last week.’

Others took the opportunity to recommend natural alternatives to the Mold Killer.

“I have been using vinegar and eucalyptus oil, it is working well,” said one woman.

While another said she mixes vinegar with clove oil ‘just like grandma used to’ and has no complaints about the family recipe for breaking down mold.

And it looks like they might be right because scientists have warned against using bleach as the harsh chemicals simply mask the black spores and recommend vinegar instead.

Professional cleaners also recommend using vinegar, eucalyptus, and baking soda, recommend keeping the air conditioner at a cool temperature, and suggest wearing gloves and masks for safety while removing mold.

Experts recommended using a simple solution of vinegar and water to remove mold and warned against cleaning the black spores with bleach and harsh chemicals.

Experts recommended using a simple solution of vinegar and water to remove mold and warned against cleaning the black spores with bleach and harsh chemicals.

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According to a mycologist, who studies fungi, using bleach and harsh chemicals is one of the worst ways to remove toxic sludge from your home.

According to mycologist Heike Neumeister-Kemp, who studies fungi, using bleach and harsh chemicals is one of the worst ways to rid your home of toxic growths.

“The mushrooms contain melanin and the bleach just takes the color away, but the mushrooms are still there, you’re just masking it,” he said. said to ABC.

“Six weeks later it seems to come back, but it never left.”

One of the most productive ways to remove thick strands of mold is with a solution of vinegar and water.

Just take 80 percent vinegar and 20 percent water and put it in three buckets.

Dip a microfiber cloth in the first bucket and wipe away a mildew patch, then rinse the cloth in the second bucket.

Rinse again on the third and repeat until all mold is cleaned.

Why and where does mold grow?

In general, if you can see or smell mold, you should clean and remove the mold right away, as mold can damage surfaces it grows on. The more it grows, the more damage it can cause.

Mold only grows when there is enough moisture. When mold appears, the first task is to try to establish where the moisture is coming from.

Parts of a home that get wet or have poor ventilation are prone to mold growth, such as:

Avoid conditions that favor mold growth by using heat, insulation, and ventilation. The cheapest and easiest way to reduce humidity and humidity levels is to ventilate a room by opening a door or window. Use exhaust fans where available.

Source: better health victory

One of the most productive ways to remove thick strands of mold is with a solution of vinegar and water.

One of the most productive ways to remove thick strands of mold is with a solution of vinegar and water.

What is the best way to remove mold?

Just take 80 percent vinegar and 20 percent water and put it in three buckets.

‘Take a microfiber cloth, dip it in the first bucket and wipe down a patch of mildew,’ Better houses and gardens wrote.

‘Rinse the fabric in the second bucket and rinse again in the third. Repeat until all mold has been cleaned.

This works according to Mr. Neumeister-Kemp because the vinegar attacks the fungi ‘mechanically’.

This works according to Mr. Neumeister-Kemp because the vinegar attacks the fungi ‘mechanically’.

“So actually, through osmosis, it gets into the structure and explodes it, so you actually kill the fungi.”

Big Red Carpet Cleaning in Townsville offered some advice on staying safe around particularly large infestations.

“Vacuum over the mold with a hepa vacuum to remove any mold spores growing in the area,” they wrote on Facebook.

‘Keep the air conditioning on and at 21-22 degrees to prevent the humidity from spreading more mold.’

To clean mold from carpet, ABC Local Radio cleaning expert Shannon Lush recommends two tablespoons of baking soda, white vinegar, and denatured alcohol, and two teaspoons of eucalyptus and glycerin.

Ricky, a Sydney-based cleaner who runs Ricky’s Cleaning ServicesI wanted to make it quite clear that safety around mold was the number one priority.

‘You need to wear gloves and a mask to take it off,’ he told FEMAIL.

‘If a room has a lot of mold, it’s better to scrub it off than spray chemicals to treat it. If it’s mild mold, you can spray Exit Mold on the area and brush it off.’

Could mold be making you sick? These are the common symptoms to watch out for

  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • vomiting
  • Difficult to focus
  • Anorexia (loss of appetite, not to be confused with anorexia nervosa)
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Jaundice
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • fibromyalgia
  • Throat pain
  • Diarrhea
  • food allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • balance problems
  • labored breathing
  • Vertigo
  • seizures

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