Natural remedies to FIGHT against HUMIDITY
How to remove moisture in his house?
Those of you who have never had to fight against humidity in the home, raise your hand! This is one of the most annoying, unsightly and damaging problems for vertical surfaces of more housing, the presence of moisture on the walls is the ideal condition for the formation of mold.
To prevent and solve the moisture problem in the house , there are several natural remedies able to produce the desired result without too much difficulty. For the remedy to be effective, however, you will understand that they are the real causes of moisture and take appropriate preventive measures.
The causes that generate the accumulation of moisture in the house are multiple and can be attributed to both poor insulation of outer walls which are in contact with the soil (moisture rising) or particular atmospheric conditions.
To prevent moisture buildup , especially in parts of the house such as the bathroom and the kitchen, you must avoid the stagnation of condensation and foster a perfect ventilation. Unlike humidity, condensation can be identified by the droplets that we see formed on the tile in the bathroom or the kitchen when a current of warm air meets a cold surface (eg after use a cocotte minute).
But if the humidity tends to dry and not a trace, the mold from damp walls grows over time. In both cases, you must follow certain rules:
- Ventilate the house every morning for at least 10 minutes
- Avoid standing water in saucers houseplants
- Use the hood during cooking
- Install a fan in the bathroom
- Use a dehumidifier in rooms at high risk of moisture
- Do not use too dryer in the house, especially at night when it is difficult to open windows
A simple way to achieve the same result as a dehumidifier trade using natural means will fill a container or a plastic bottle cut in half and fill with coarse salt. To dehumidify a room of 25 square meters, it takes about 150 grams of salt, previously cooled in the refrigerator for at least 10 hours. Once placed in the environment you need to dehumidify the salt begins to absorb humidity and after 3-4 days, you will only have to dry in the oven for 15 to 50 minutes. This way, it will be reusable 4-5 times without producing waste. Ecological right?
The alternative is to place salt in a cotton bag in natural jute and place it on a small screen or a lid with holes (or an old colander) we will ask over a bowl or a bowl (it will retrieve the water absorbed by the salt). this way, you can drain the water directly on your terrace where grow weeds to eliminate them naturally. (And that? It’s not environmentally friendly?).
Another cheap and effective remedy to absorb moisture from the atmosphere of the house is lime to handle and use with extreme care to avoid contact with skin and eyes ( please refer to the instructions for use of packaging ). Pour enough in a jar or in a saucepan and cover with a perforated lid: the absorption effect is similar to that of gypsum.
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If moisture has already generated molds, as toxic as disgracieuces, before moving on to more chemical methods drastic , we can try some methods “DIY” (Do It Yourself – Make A Self) just as effective. One of them is to prepare a solution of lemon juice and salt. The assays are:
- 0.5 liter of lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
How to proceed ?
Rub fabrics, curtains and clothing that molds are registered to. also ideal for cleaning and disinfecting your shower and shower curtain, this solution can be poured into a clean container with a sprayer. Asperger and leave the tiles for a few minutes before drying with a dry cloth.
In a similar manner, it is possible to prepare a mixture of vinegar and demineralized water (30% vinegar, 70% water) applied directly to the wall to be treated. In this case, let stand for 10-15 minutes before rinsing.
For more complicated and rooted mold, finally, the best natural remedy is heat.
- Melt 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 700 ml of hot water
- Add 2 tablespoons of salt.
- Pour the solution into a 1 liter spray container
- Add 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide at 30-40 volumes (hydrogen peroxide).
- Shake well (careful it may foam) and spray on the surface to be treated using a hard bristle brush or toothbrush.