The sight of mould and mildew on your walls can really make a living room or bathroom look very unsightly and unclean. At some point I’m sure all of us have had to don the rubber gloves, get the scrubbing brush out and try to clean it away.
After trying many methods and products we have found the method below to be the most effective way of cleaning mould and mildew from your walls and bathroom.
> Structural leaks and a build up of bacteria
> Condensation from a variety of house hold tasks such as boiling water in a kettle, irons and drying clothes
> Damage to roofing tiles and slates leaking water through into the internal cavity
> Mould and mildew already present that hasn’t been destroyed properly before re-decorating
> Build up of dirt or dust on your walls is the perfect food for the bacteria to feed on and spread.
Follow the instructions below and you will rid your home of mould and mildew removing all smells and bacteria as well as making your walls look clean.
You will need:
> HG Mould & Mildew Spray – Best value from Amazon
> Clean white cloths
> Hot water in a bucket
> Old towel or cloth to protect floor
> Rubber gloves
> Ventilation – open window / door
1. Make sure you have made a ventilated area by opening a window or door. Test a small area of your wall with an amount of the HG Mould & Mildrew spray to ensure there isn’t a corrosive reaction to the bleach in the spray.
2. After a few minutes if you don’t see a reaction spray the affected wall where the mould is appearing with a layer of the HG Mould & Mildew remover. (Be sure to protect any carpet or flooring from the spray dripping down off the wall with an old towel or cloth.) Leave for 30 minutes.
3. You should see that the mould and mildew has started to disappear. Take your cloth and soak in the hot water, ring out and wipe away any remaining mould and mildew. Repeat this step until all mould and mildew has been cleared. Pro Tip: “Make sure you don’t use too much water on your cloth to prevent the paint or wallpaper from bubbling on your walls.”
4. Leave to dry and make sure the area stays well ventilated until completely dry
5. Mould and mildew successfully removed!
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There were a few challenges along the way such as high out-of-reach walls that needed washing and bringing back to former sparkle.
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Every day: It’s hard to imagine having the discipline to wipe out the oven after every use, but deep down you know it makes sense – just think about never having to do a huge oven blitz again.
Cleaning a dirty oven requires natural materials and elbow grease.
The non-caustic method calls for, you guessed it, bicarbonate of soda, mixed to a thick paste and smeared all over the inside of the oven. Leave overnight then brace yourself for some serious scrubbing with water and a scourer.
So often victim to ill-placed dribble and bogeys, toys do need adult attention from time to time.
Soft toys: Check the label – if they are machine washable, pop them in the machine, in a pillowcase if they are delicate. Non-washable toys can be lightly sponged, then gently dried with a hairdryer. For non-washable toys that are a bit pongy (they know who they are), put them in a bag with some bicarbonate of soda, shake, leave for a while then take them out and shake off the powder.
Plastic toys can usually be washed in a bucket with some washing-up liquid or sterilising solution. Obviously not anything battery operated!
Metal toys: Wipe down with a damp cloth, and dry off immediately to prevent rust.
Wooden toys: Use a mild detergent, such as washing-up liquid in warm water, and wipe the toy with a soft cloth. Don’t submerge the toy and dry it off with a towel.
The more you drink, the more you spill!
Forget salt, it doesn’t do the trick at all. Instead, blot as much as possible with kitchen towel, soak with sparkling or soda water, then blot again. Repeat the process, then sponge with soapy water and blot dry again.
From carpets: If stain persists, clean with carpet shampoo and rinse well.
From fabrics: If blotting is not enough, wash as normal. Stubborn marks can be treated with a proprietary stain remover.
Prevent dust getting into your audio-visual equipment’s delicate parts.
Every day: TV screens are a magnet to dust – give a passing flick as often as you can with a microfibre cloth. Wiping with a fabric softener sheet will reduce the static charge, too.
Every week: Get the vacuum out and suck dust out from the ventilation grilles of TVs, PCs, hi-fis etc. Give the casings a wipe with a just-damp cloth but steer clear of chemical cleaners.
Remote controls can be a cosy home for bacteria so give them a regular clean, too. A firm wipe with a damp cloth should do the job, or if a crust is starting to form you’ll need to get in between the buttons with a cotton bud and a mild solution of washing-up liquid.
Salad dressing, hand cream, bacon – it all has a habit of spreading itself about.
From carpets: Place kitchen towel over the spill and apply a cool iron to the other side to draw the grease up into the paper. Shampoo the carpet.
From fabric: Use a pre-wash stain treatment or rub liquid laundry detergent into the fabric before washing in as hot a wash as the fabric can take. If the stain is persistent, repeat the process.
From upholstery: Cover the stain with talcum powder. Allow to dry then vacuum off. If the stain persists, try dabbing with methylated spirits (test on an inconspicuous area first) or a proprietary stain remover.
Mouldy sealant is not a good look but there are ways to keep it fresh and clean.
Every day: A quick wipe over sealant with a cloth after a bath won’t take a minute and should stop mildew taking hold.
Combat mildew with one of the powerful mildew-tackling products on the market designed specifically for sealant. If the one you try doesn’t seem effective after the first go, try again – it may take several applications to beat the problem.
Stubborn mildew that simply won’t budge calls for radical action – your best bet is to remove the sealant altogether and re-seal, choosing a good-quality product.
Always check manufacturer’s instructions first. Always try a test patch first. If you are unsure as to whether the item you are cleaning is suitable for our instructions, take professional cleaning advice first.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the kitchen worktop has a practical purpose other than making your kitchen look gorgeous – either way stains and spills are not helping.
Every day: Naturally you want to keep food-preparation areas scrupulously clean, so wipe down work surfaces before and after every use. You can use an Ecover antibacterial spray, but warm water and Ecover washing-up liquid is enough if you are thorough.
Ceramic tiles: Clean up the grouting with a solution of one part bleach to four parts water, using an old toothbrush to scrub between the tiles. Stains can be tackled with an Ecover all-purpose kitchen cleaner, but be careful of abrasive cleaners on glazed tiles.
Laminate: Stubborn stains can be cleaned with a paste of bicarbonate of soda with a few drops of Ecover floor cleaner.
Solid wood: Regular oiling is required to prevent the wood soaking up water – follow manufacturer’s recommendations carefully. Firm rubbing with a cloth and a washing-up liquid solution should clean up the wood, but take care not to allow spills of tomato sauce, curry etc to sit on the surface as they can be tough to remove.
Stainless steel: Fingermarks can be removed with a microfibre cloth or try a dab of baby oil on a clean cloth. Avoid any abrasive materials, which could scratch the surface.
Granite: Hardwearing and resistant to stains, Ecover washing-up liquid is all that’s required here. Avoid any abrasive materials, which could scratch the surface.