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  1. Oh, we have SO had a problem with this. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Stopped by from Fellowship Friday

  2. Thank you for visiting 🙂

  3. We have this problem in a huge way during the winter. We have standing puddles of water in the window sills on cold winter mornings, and lots of mold to follow. I thought it was a problem with our windows (it’s a new house).
    Bleach diluted in a heavy duty spray bottle works perfectly and easily to kill the mold, though I wish it never formed in the first place. I spray it on and leave it for a while, then wipe it all off. No more mold…at least not for a while.

  4. Thank you for visiting, I think a lot of time the mould happens because we seal our homes up too well, we forget the airflow that prevents the mould growth. I think it is something that many of us have to deal with on a regular basis unfortunately. Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

  5. Was going to read the article, but something kept bothering me…. Oh, yes, it is MOLD not mould.

  6. Hi Mary, Mould is the English spelling of the word and is therefore correct 🙂 But thanks for pointing this out I am only too happy to clarify any point in an article 🙂

  7. elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the tips, very useful at this time of year, especially!

  8. You are welcome! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment! 🙂

  9. It’s “too” happy, not “to” in your sentence above. Spelling counts when writing for others. 🙂

  10. Thank you for noticing! I have corrected it! Spelling is very important but sometimes an odd error slips through! 🙂

  11. iris tregelles says:

    i moved in to a newly built home 2 years ago in the month of november and had awful mold by christmas. been fighting it until i discovered dehumidifiers are a marvel!!!! the one in my living room at my french doors i empty every 6 days of over a pint of water! and the master bedroom one next to the french doors there i empty it every 7 days of over a pint of water too! no more mold! gee wiz no wonder we had a mould problem all that water. dehumidifiers are the way to go.

  12. I do love dehumidifiers but if the home has enough circulation of air then mould shouldn’t be a problem. It is a buy product of insulated homes! We have used and still do use dehumidifiers around the home but I want a more cost effective option! 🙂 Have a great week!

  13. iris tregelles says:

    at the cost of 22p a week its a snip. my time is worth so much more. have a nice week:}

  14. It’s by-product, not buy product

  15. Thanks for noticing I will update the post! 🙂

  16. how do you use/apply the baking soda? I also have black mould/mold on my bathroom ceiling.

  17. I just make it into a paste and spread it onto the mould, if you can leave it for a few minutes to work its magic the better results you will get. If you make a thick paste (use less water) and use a cloth to apply to the mould. Hope this helps!

  18. How do you use the tea tree oil?

  19. Hi Susan, I just dilute a few drops in water in a spray bottle, shake well and apply. Nothing technical in my methodsI like to keep things simple! 🙂

  20. Hello, Susan,

    The caulking, paint and window casing of some of my windows are stained with mold. During the cold months they definitely produce condensation so I open the blinds & draperies, turn on the heat and the ceiling fans in those rooms to no avail. I’ve applied a paste of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, five different essential oils known to be antifungal: 2 different tea tree oils (Melaleuca alternifolia & Melaleuca quinquenervia), rosemary essential oil, clove essential oil and cinnamon essential oil and have allowed it to sit then scrub with a toothbrush. Some of the staining is removed but not all. Would you suggest I use bleach for the staining then apply a light mist of the essential oils diluted in water or hydrogen peroxide to kill it?

    Thank you in advance!

  21. Sometimes I really hate caulking it is a nightmare for getting clean! You have certainly tried to tackle the problem and you have opted for some great products! Bleach should work for the staining, but it might damage the caulking! I would use a very mild bleach to remove the staining and rinse well before using a tea tree oil to kill the mold. To keep this from coming back I do fear that it is going to be something you will have to keep a very close eye on!

  22. Sharon, I love the way you deal with people! Set them straight in the nicest way possible. 🙂 And I love all the information on mould/mold killer.

  23. Thank you for your kind words! I’m glad you liked the information too! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!

  24. I never knew that to stop the mold from forming you need to supply some sort of ventilation to the room. I had to get remediation done to my windowsill after mold piled up on it. Thanks for the tips for tackling mold on windows.

  25. It’s such a simple tip but it works! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! ?

  26. Paula Garcia says:

    Hi I have mold on the back of a vinyl poster. How can I clean it off so the rare poster is not damaged? Yes the wall is what caused the mold. Thank you

  27. With anything that is delicate or rare is to take extreme caution. Because I can’t see the poster I would really be cautious as to how you tackle this problem! I would try to wipe it off with a cloth, if it doesn’t come off I suggest looking into a specialist to see what they say!

  28. I can’t believe how rude people are. This is a page with cleaning tips- not political opinions or slandering or anything even remotely malicious. It’s like a bunch of 13 year olds stumbled onto this page after their mother’s scolded them. Thank you, Sharon, for taking the time to post a page full of great tips and being very gracious and diplomatic when dealing with people. Let’s hope they learn a bit of humility.

  29. Thank you for your kind words! ?

  30. Thank you so much for these wonderful tips! We are currently renting a small farmhouse that was built in 1960 and it still has the original windows that slide sideways to open. All of the windows collect moisture and we have been struggling with mold issues. We have 3 small children (one of whom has asthma) so we have been looking for effective ways to rid our home of the mold.

  31. I’m so glad you found these tips helpful! ?

  32. People do make spelling mistakes so quit complaining about how it’s supposed to be spelled, were interested on how and what to use to get rid of it not the way it is spelled!

  33. I agree people come on these sites just to criticize those that are trying to give helpful information to others. They need to zipper there mouths up and take a class on HOW TO SHOW CONSIDERATION AND RESPECT to others. They must be very unhappy people so get a life and be happy!

  34. I appreciate you helping me learn more about mold. I didn’t know that bleach doesn’t kill mold. I wouldn’t any mold to come back. I might need to rethink what I sometimes use to clean up mold.

  35. The main reason behind the increasing the mold is moisture. Once mold comes in house people try to remove it by itself with bleach and another chemical. But they forget about all this thing contains water and when you remove it by bleach it gives more power to mold. So always avoid the bleach and other chemicals for the mold removal. You should take proper inspection of the house by mold inspector and start following step by step advice by the mold inspector which help to goodbye mold forever. If you take the right step then a mold isn’t a big problem. Cheers!!!

  36. the facts have been discussed is really important. Thank you so much for sharing a great post.

  37. Thanks for sharing the ways to protect window sills from molds. I was not sure what products to use and how to do it effectively.

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