Mold is a fungus that grows in damp, stuffy environments with high humidity – generally the bathroom and the kitchen are the rooms where it forms most readily.
Mold begins to appear when the indoor temperature and humidity don’t reach the proper levels. In fact, the temperature should be at least 20°C (68°F) and the relative humidity should not exceed 65% (the ideal rate is 30-50%).
There are many home remedies and natural solutions to eliminate mold in a simple and effective way, such as using vinegar (an ideal fungicide and antibacterial) or salt, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide. However, these methods don’t definitively eliminate the problem or prevent it from recurring in the future.
To prevent the formation of mold, always air out rooms, dry tiles when water vapor collects on them and use a dehumidifier. One simple method to make a dehumidifier is to cut a plastic bottle in half and fill it with coarse salt that has been chilled in the refrigerator. To dehumidify a room of 25 m² (270 ft²), use about 150 g (1/2 cup) salt.
Some simple habits and adjustments can help lower the amount of humidity. In the morning, open windows to air out rooms. Sunlight helps keep mold from forming. If water comes in during a storm, immediately dry window frames. And lastly, it is better not to dry damp items on radiators to avoid creating condensation.
To remove the most stubborn mold it is necessary to turn to professional methods. The Bisaten series offers an efficient way to sanitize mold-contaminated areas, protecting the walls over time. The efficiency of the Bisaten series’ sanitation process, which calls for the use of detergent, fixative and water-based paint, is even backed by a certificate of guarantee.