You might not be aware of it but you could have mold and mildew forming in your home – these might even be the culprits for your recent bouts of allergies and other respiratory problems. These bacterial growth thrive in damp areas. With the kind of weather we are having these days, it is highly likely that you will have some areas of your home wet and damp for long periods. For severe cases, you will notice a musty smell in your home. Mild cases can be detected by doing a close inspection of every nook and cranny of your home. Pay special attention to bathrooms and areas that get wet or have items that are wet.
In most home improvement resources, the recommended solution for busting mold and mildew is a good scrubbing and washing with a good disinfecting bleach. Those who are looking for eco-friendly solutions can look no further than their pantries. Many would swear by the effectiveness of distilled white vinegar in killing mold and mildew. Put the vinegar in a spray bottle and spray away on affected areas. It would be quite smelly for a few hours but both the vinegar odor and mildew will disappear in no time. Some would add a few drops of essential oils to the vinegar to make the smell more bearable.