Have a problem with mildew or mold in your home on walls or other hard surfaces? Have a towel or another article of clothing that was left damp and mildewed? Bleach will not kill the mildew or mold. It just bleaches out the color. Use Borax (20 Mule Team Borax) and if using it on a hard surface, make a thick paste by adding a bit of water and apply it to the mold or mildew. Let it air dry and wipe/wash off. Add as directed to your laundry, it will kill mildew in towels and such. It works!
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Tea tree oil: A useful alternative to chemical products, add 50 drops of this essential oil (found at health food stores) to a bucket of water to clean countertops and tile floors, and add it directly to vinegar/water solutions for its antibacterial properties, which are useful for killing mold and
and mildew in kitchens and bathrooms
Spray it with vinegar. Mildew on grout is no match for that miracle household cleaning dynamo called vinegar. Just pour somewhite vinegar into a container, dip in an old toothbrush, and scrub away at the mildew. Or pour the vinegar into a spray bottle, squirt it on the mildew, and let it sit for ten minutes. Rinse with water and apply the old toothbrush if necessary. Bleach is effective in removing mildew from tile grout. (con't) 432
Fill a spray bottle with equal parts of household chloride bleach and water. Spray the grout, let it sit a few minutes, and then wipe with a clean white cotton cloth.
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