You must have seen a lot of fungi out side the fountains, ponds, lakes or near the damp surface but how disgusting and loathsome would it be if the fungi accumulates in your own home too? Mildew is a common term used for different fungi and molds and it normally grows on the flat surfaces with dampness in it. No fungus or mold grows in the dry or completely wet surfaces but it is dispersed widely in the damp surfaces. The best places where you will see this mold growing is behind the shower curtains or in your bath tubs, sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms.
The growing of mildew at your home is obviously not a good sign for your home environment so you need to get rid of it as soon and as fast as you can. The growing of mildew indicates that there is something out of balance in your home and you need to set it right.
Following is the list of some necessary steps you need to take care of in order to make sure that the mildew does not grow at your home.
Getting rid of Mildew
- The main thing you need to control at your home is the moisture because the mildew grows in the places where there is enough moisture which supports its growth and dryness always inhibits it. You need to make your environment dry by any means. Dampness causes mold to grow in the cracks and fissures of your walls, in your bathroom areas. All you need to do is use the dehumidifiers or air conditioners that can stable your environment and make it less damp and humid.
- The material that has been damages by the mildews should be replaced with the new ones. Your furniture or wall stuff anything that has been affected by the mold should be removed instantly the reason is material that has caught mildew will continue to stink till the rest of their lives or as long as they are present at your home and it disturb your whole atmosphere of the home. You should replace it by the new materials in your home but before you replace it keep in mind that you fix the problem of the mildew before. By any chance you have not fixed the mildew problem which arguably was your main problem then the mildew will grow on the new materials too.
- Once you have removed the old affected material it is about time that you wash the whole areas and clean it so that no remain spores of mildew are present on the location. You should keep this in mind then do not start replacing the place with the new materials instantly but let the place get dry first. If you would not let that happen chances are that you might end up removing the new materials too in some time.
- The problem of cleaning the mildew is not a big problem as there are different kinds of mildew cleaners available in the market. Mildew normally grows in the damp areas like in shower tubs etc and there are countless number of shower and bath tub cleaners are available in the general stores that can be made use off to get rid of the mildew from those surfaces or areas.