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  • I use double strength white vinegar (from the supermarket), spray it on and leave for 5-10 minutes, then spray again with boiling water. Takes a few attempts, but it does seem to help.

  • I always use vinegar and water in spray bottle and spray the area and leave and see how it goes and if no difference use stronger mix then spray again and mix some bicarbonate soda in paste and spray in the area and leave on it.

  • I’ve tried everything myself and nothing has worked. Ecoworx did a great job but it kept returning. Had to put in new grout then just kept on top of the situation by making sure there was plenty of air and using Ecoworx once a week on it. Haven’t had a problem since.

  • The only thing I found that fully removed mould was bleach. But I believe the lemon juice and or vinegar is good to stop it from recurring

  • I find vinegar and water dilution works well. I like to add a little lemon oil too for a fresher smell

  • Vinegar seems to be an amazing solution to so many household chores.

  • I use vinegar on a damp cloth slightly diluted. It works a treat and you don’t have to breathe in any nasty chemicals.

  • If you use a steamer the concentrated blast of steam can actually kill mould and you can simply wipe clean with a cloth.

  • A small amount of clove oil with water in a spray bottle. Will not address the cause of the problem though. You need ventilation and heating. Don’t allow condensation or dampness to remain untreated

  • Clove Oil is good at killing mould and keeping it away, but it doesn’t clean the initial mould staining. I have heard that Shannon Lush has used Clove oil with bicarb soda paste in a stocking to use as a scrub

  • Bicarb; part water and bicarb, smear on the mold then spray with Vinegar. White distilled vinegar is an affordable, natural solution to removing black mold. Its antibacterial acidic characteristics are exactly what you need to get the job done. Pour the undiluted vinegar into a spray bottle to apply to the area, or just go for it and pour that vinegar right onto the mold stains.
    Vinegar truly is better than bleach at killing mold. … In most cases, “a background level of mold spores will remain” after the application of bleach. Bleach only kills surface mold, not the membrane underneath. That means the mold will grow back.

  • I’m following this as it’s a great question, I’ve used sprays before but the fumes are too strong

  • Maybe try making a paste with bicarb soda and vinegar, let sit, scrub mould away and then wipe with teatree oil or orange ???? oil to stop it coming back.

  • Clove oil and water. But its taking a time to work…

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