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According to a mycologist, who studies fungi for a living, this is actually one of the worst ways to remove the toxic sludge from your home.

Why you should NEVER use bleach to remove mold this winter – and the vinegar solution that will ban it in seconds

  • A common misconception is that bleach can quickly rid your home of mold
  • A mycologist has revealed why this is incorrect and only masks the mold
  • One of the safest forms of mold remover is the use of a vinegar-based solution
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When mold appears on walls and tiles in the bathroom, many homeowners reach bleach and harsh chemicals to treat the problem.

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But according to a mycologist, who studies fungi for a living, this is actually one of the worst ways to remove the toxic growths from your home.

& # 39; The fungi contain melanin and the bleach simply removes the color, but the fungi are still there, you just mask it, & # 39; Heike Neumeister-Kemp told it ABC.

& # 39; Six weeks later it seems to be coming back, but it has never disappeared. & # 39;

According to a mycologist, who studies fungi for a living, this is actually one of the worst ways to remove the toxic sludge from your home.

According to a mycologist, who studies fungi for a living, this is actually one of the worst ways to remove the toxic sludge from your home.

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

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

& # 39; Grab a microfiber cloth, dip it in the first bucket and clean a piece of mold, & # 39; Better houses and gardens wrote.

& # 39; Rinse the cloth in the second bucket and rinse again in the third. Repeat this until all forms have been cleaned. & # 39;

This works according to Mr. Neumeister-Kemp because vinegar is the fungi & # 39; mechanical & # 39; attacks.

Why and where does mold grow?

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Generally, if you can see or smell mold, you should immediately clean up and remove the mold, as mold can damage surfaces on which it grows. The longer it grows, the more damage it can cause.

Mold only grows if there is sufficient moisture. When mold appears, the first task is to determine where the moisture comes from.

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

Avoid conditions that promote 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 Victoria

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& # 39; So it enters the structure through osmosis and explodes, so you really kill the fungi. & # 39;

Previously, FEMAIL has tried to expose other mechanisms for removing the black substance.

Big Red Carpet Cleaning in Townsville gave some tips to stay safe around especially large pests.

& # 39; Vacuum over the fungus with a hepa vacuum to remove fungal spores growing in the area & # 39 ;, they wrote on Facebook.

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

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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?

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

& # 39; Grab a microfiber cloth, dip it in the first bucket and clean a piece of mold, & # 39; Better houses and gardens wrote.

& # 39; Rinse the cloth in the second bucket and rinse again in the third. Repeat this until all forms have been cleaned. & # 39;

This works according to Mr. Neumeister-Kemp because vinegar is the fungi & # 39; mechanical & # 39; attacks.

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& # 39; Keep your air conditioning on and set to 21-22 degrees to prevent the humidity from spreading more mold. & # 39;

For cleaning molds on carpet ABC Cleaning Shannon Lush recommends two tablespoons of bi-carb soda, white vinegar and spirit and two teaspoons of eucalyptus and glycerin.

Sydney-based cleaner Ricky, who runs Ricky & # 39; s Cleaning Services, wanted to make it very clear that fungal safety was the number one priority.

& # 39; You must wear gloves and a face mask to remove it, & he said to FEMAIL.

& # 39; If a room has extreme shapes, it is better to scrub it instead of spraying chemicals to treat it. If it is a mild form, you can spray Mold to the area and brush it away. & # 39;

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