If you haven't noticed, we here at DIY Life love us some vinegar. We use it for nearly everything: to freshen smokey-smelling clothes
, kill weeds
, clean washing machines
, and I even hear it can be used for cooking! We're always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to use our favorite pungent-smelling super liquid, so you can imagine my excitement when I ran across this recipe for vinegar-based mold neutralizer
According to the original article, many chemical-based mold killers contain chlorine bleach (or more specifically sodium hypochlorite
), which when mixed with water can form hydrochlorous
acid. This type of acid is dangerous in many different ways, mainly because it can kill you if you look at it funny or drink of a glass of it, so finding a solution that won't create such a volatile product would be nice. Enter vinegar, to the rescue!
Simply mix three parts vinegar to two part water, pour into a spray bottle, shake well, squirt on the unsuspecting mold, and wipe away after an hour or so. As you can see from the photo above, the results are quite impressive. If you're looking for a preventive approach, simple spray your vinegar on any surface you want to remain mold-free. LONG LIVE VINEGAR!!!