Mold is a common bacterium that can be present in most homes, especially when there is bad weather and humid conditions can arise in our homes and apartments. Mold itself is a fungus that is essentially made up of dead organisms from organic materials, and you instantly notice mold by its distinct black color that grows on surfaces.
Sometimes the mold can be blue, green, and black or orange it all depends on the age of the mold and the type of mold. Some of them can be lethal to our respiratory system if we breathe it in, and we can suffer from health problems as a direct effect. Before you hire a mold removal company, take a look at these quick tips.
One of the most common ways to clean mold is the use of detergent, so if you have found some growth on your cabinet then using a specific cabinet cleaning product is one of the solutions. You simply have to make sure that whatever product you are using does not do any superficial damage to the outside of your cabinets. You want to remove and destroy mold, not destroy your kitchen cabinets.
Spray bottle formulas are made of chemicals that break down mold and kill it.
Vinegar solution for wooden cabinet
Vinegar is a great product that you can use on many things in the kitchen, from shining your kitchen faucets to tough cleaning to remove stains. The only downside is the smell that comes from the vinegar, but you can add a few drops of essential oils to the vinegar mixture if you want to get rid of that nasty smell.
However using it with a mixture of hot water will do wonders for removing dirt and mold from your kitchen cabinets, just make sure you don’t dilute the vinegar too much as you won’t see the desired effect on your kitchen cabinets.
One tip is to create the solution in one bucket, and then keep pouring the solution into a smaller bucket that you can use. In this way you will always be getting a new amount of the solution you use that has not been stained by a dirty sponge or cloth.
The oil soap should really be used once you have cleaned the mold of a cabinet because this is more of a finishing product than a cleaning product. Once you have used the vinegar solution or the detergent solution we mentioned above you will want to dry the surface with a towel so that it is dry.
At this stage oil soap can be applied to the cabinets using a micro-fiber towel (this is ideal so that the dust does not settle on the cabinets).
All that happens here is that the oil will give the cabinets a ‘like new’ glow about them.
Polish or wax
If you don’t have any oil soap then look for wax or polishes, most houses will have a can of polish in them, and you can use these as an alternative to oil soap. Waxes and polishes will give almost the same kind of effect anyway, just remember that when using any of these products you must have removed all dirt, grime and mold from the surface the surface of the cabinets and dry them before applying wax or polish.
Using a micro-fiber cloth or a clean dry towel to rub the wax or polish into the cabinet will give it some life and you will have a set of cabinets that look like they just came out of the showroom.
Stay on top of mold moving forward to preserve your kitchen cabinets.
Andy Bell is a student and daily editor, who works on Air Treatment System, an expert mold removal company. He is passionate about using new techniques for home improvement and home inspection. He thinks that his ideas can help others to gain more knowledge so he enjoys writing blogs.