Homemade Mildew Cleaner Recipe
Here is a homemade mildew cleaner recipe for removing and killing mildew and mold on hard surfaces, such as on tile or around the shower in the bathroom.
The main ingredient in this recipe is chlorine bleach
. The reason for using chlorine bleach is that it kills mildew and mold.
I have seen some recipes out there which suggest to use vinegar
to kill mildew, but it does not do nearly as good a job as chlorine bleach does to actually kill the mildew which helps prevent it from returning.
Here is the recipe:
- 1/4 cup chlorine bleach;
- 1 1/2 cups water; and
- 1 tablespoon borax
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together and place in a spray bottle.
You can then spray the mildew cleaner onto the hard surface and let it sit for around half an hour.
The reason you want to let it sit this long is that the bleach cannot instantly kill the mildew and mold, but instead needs to stay in contact with the spores for about half an hour to make sure it has killed it all.
After waiting the required time period then you need to physically remove the mildew and mold that has built up.
You can do this with an old rag, sponge, toothbrush
or scrub brush.
Finally, rinse the area with water and dry thoroughly to prevent it from regrowing because of damp conditions.
You may want to use this spray every couple of days for a while to make sure you kill all the spores, to prevent them from returning.
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