7 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Fungus & Mould From your Bedding this Monsoon
- 7 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Fungus & Mould From your Bedding this Monsoon
- June 4, 2021
With the monsoon season around the corner, the humidity in the atmosphere is at an all-time high. High humidity equals high possibility of mould and fungus. This is because mould and mildew thrive in moist conditions, possibly leading to your bedding smelling very musty and unclean.
Here are some quick and simple ways to get rid of fungus and mould and look forward to fresh and clean bedding this rainy season.
- The simplest and most effective way of eliminating mould from our white bedding is to use bleach on it. A solution of bleach mixed with water, when applied to the mouldy areas of your bed linen will work like magic. The bed sheet can be laundered normally at home after this procedure.
- Bedsheets and other bed linen that is not white cannot be bleached. In this case, the easiest method to get rid of mould is to soak a cotton pad with lemon juice or vinegar and apply it on the affected area. Sprinkling salt once the pad is removed will ensure that the effects of the acid in the lemon juice and vinegar is boosted.
- Mould grows best in a damp and moist environment. A simple tip to prevent the formation of mould and fungus is to ensure that all bedding is completely dry before use. Drying fabric in direct sunlight is the most effective way to do this.
- Mould can be instantly removed if the bed linen is washed in very hot water. A cold water or even lukewarm water wash will not be effective. It is important to ensure that high temperatures do not damage the material of your bedding.
- Tea tree oil has been proven to be one of the most effective methods of getting rid of mould. A very small amount (one teaspoon) of this oil, mixed with a cup of hot water should be sprayed on the affected area, after which it can be washed as usual. Clove oil has the exact same properties as tea tree oil and is a great alternative as well.
- Hydrogen peroxide is an antimicrobial and a disinfectant. Used in the same way as the tea tree oil, it has excellent mould and fungus fighting capabilities.
- Borax has several benefits which make it a very good option when it comes to combating mould and fungus. It is an herbicide, an insecticide and a disinfectant. An added advantage is that it also eliminates foul odours from any fabric. Mixed with hot water, it is a superb way of eliminating mould.
Mould is a very foul-smelling substance that can cause several potential health complications. Children are particularly sensitive to mould and can have allergic reactions to it.
Following the above effective and simple methods will ensure that your bedding stays mould free and as fresh smelling as the day you bought it!