Walls are one of the most common surfaces to be covered in mold, mildew and algae. Usually this is due to a combination of moisture and exposure from being near living plants or an aquarium. They also develop in areas where moisture is present, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
While it is tempting to just wipe the walls down with bleach or another harsh chemical, it’s important to keep your baby safe from harmful chemicals by using green methods instead.
This article will explore how to remove mildew and algae from walls using safe methods that are also cheap and natural way of cleaning your home.
1. Vinegar – Mildew Killer!
It can be frustrating to deal with algae or mildew on the walls around a baby. It is not very nice to look at, and there is the potential that they could end up eating it when crawling or walking around the house.
Babies are beautiful, but they are messy! Babies crawl around and track dirt everywhere, and sometimes they even spit up on your walls.
Not only is algae or mildew hard to clean, but it can also be hard to get rid of as a lot of cleaners will just mask the stain instead of actually removing it from the wall.
Luckily, there’s a cheap and safe way to remove dirt and mildew from those hard-to-reach places.
Combine one part vinegar with one part water in a spray bottle and boom, you’re ready to clean. Just spray it on the spots and wipe them off after a few minutes.
The best part about this is that it’s cheap, and you probably have vinegar in your kitchen already!
2. Baking Soda – Mildew Killer!
Baking soda is one of the cheapest, most multipurpose cleaning agents out there. It’s also a great tool for getting rid of mold and mildew on your walls or countertops.
Baking soda can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Did you know that baking soda also has many uses in the home? It can be used to remove mildew and algae off walls around your baby’s bath, as well as any other spots on walls where mildew has grown.
Baking soda is good for cleaning. You can use it to clean your house, or you can use it to make a volcano.
Baking Soda is a good cleaner. It can be used to clean a lot of things like the bathtub and sinks, including those browns streaks that grow on the walls in bathrooms which are caused by mildew and algae.
Mix baking soda and water in a spray bottle. Spray the walls with the solution. Let it dry for 15 minutes. Then scrub the wall with a sponge or scrubber.
3. Lemon Juice – Mildew Killer!
Wondering about how to use lemon juice to remove algae and mildew off the walls of your baby’s room? Here is how…
This solution is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and easy to use. The citric acid in lemon juice helps kill mold spores found on the walls. However, it can also eat away at paint, so you’ll want to test it out on a small area before using it all over the walls.
If you want to clean a wall that has algae or mildew on it, you can use lemon juice.
When you have a baby, the first thing that you need to do is clean the room. If there is algae and mildew on the walls in that room, then you need to clean it off.
But if you try cleaning it with water and soap, you might make it worse. So what you want to do is get some lemon juice and water. Put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the wall. Let it sit for a few minutes and then blot it up with a paper towel.
4. Dish Soap – Mildew Killer!
This concept is about how to use dish soap to remove algae and mildew off walls. When you have babies, it is important to clean the walls around their cribs so they do not get sick.
When our walls get dirty, it’s usually because there is algae and mildew. And the way to clean it is, we take some soap and spray it on the wall. Then we scrub the wall with a brush. And that cleans off all of the algae and mildew.
Since mold and mildew are naturally occurring in our environment, it can be difficult to deal with them. Keeping your home clean is always a priority, especially when you have a new baby in the house.
Mildew and algae on walls can be incredibly difficult to remove, but with these four baby-safe options, you’re better equipped to deal with the problem.
We hope you have learned some tips that will help you remove the algae and mildew from your baby’s environment once and for all.
Photo by Yan Krukov