We've got a problem with condensation mould on windows. Ew. It's pretty much inevitable when you live in an older house on the coast. I've been fighting it ever since we moved here in October and have finally found a natural mould remover that works.
Natural Mould Remover
- 1 cup (250 ml) distilled vinegar
- 20 drops tea tree oil
Put the vinegar and tea tree oil in a spray bottle and shake. Spray liberally on the mould and let sit for 30-60 minutes. Wipe the area down until the mould is removed.
I should note that you can clean the area and still find mould returning. Both vinegar and tea tree oil kill mould spores, but the nasty black stuff will come back if the conditions are right. Even if you clean regularly and open the windows daily, mould will most likely keep growing unless you're able to better insulate, install new windows or change whatever conditions are causing it to grow in the first place.
My secret trick to keeping the mould at bay is to spray the natural mould remover on problem areas once or twice a week. I spray lightly and let it air dry, usually on a non-rainy day when I can open the windows. And that, my friends, has done the trick! I haven't seen a black speck in over a month.
Have you been fighting mould during the winter months? Do you have any tips or tricks to removing it?