Natural mould treatments.

Natural mould treatments.

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First of all, I am back to my normal schedule again after the heavy floods made me to shift my priorities and disrupted my work flow. I had to empty my office and go full swing into mould prevention, it wasn’t nice I can tell you.

As many of us, I needed to focus on preventing mould in my household and here are few tips I can share.

Remember some moulds are not visible so in case of a doubt, I would do a mould prevetion/treatment.

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* If the space smells and feels little damp – you might have mould.

*Mould is SO MUCH easier to prevent than treat so do take extra effort to make sure you don’t get it.

*Reduce the humidity in the room/house down to 45% if possible in the first 48 h after the exposure to the wet. Buy hygrometer (not hydrometer) to measure humidity (bunnings, pet stores etc).

*Remove rugs, pillows, curtains, books and anything you can from the room/space that may grow mould.

*Turn on A/C , heater and fans to reduce humidity. Get the dehumidifyer to get the best results.

*Vacuum the area super slowly with a vacuum with HEPA filter (this is a specific filter for super allergic people so it collects the small mould particles).

*Spray the surfaces with oregano, eucalyptus and clove oil solution (I just used 20 drops of each for a liter of water).

*Let it dry a bit and now use a damp cloth dipped in the water (use same essential oil mix as above) and wipe the surfaces.

*Each time you have wiped a surface go rinse the cloth under the running water so you don’t contaminate the essential oil solution too much.

*Throw away the cloth.

*Just in case I even put oil in the diffuser and leave it on for 24 hours.

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NB! These tips are for light exposure and prevention. You need to take totally different steps and get a specialist involved in case your circumstances were more extreme. Please ask me if you need any contacts, I have quite a few !!!