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Using Clove Oil for Mould Removal

Using Clove Oil For Mould Removal

Our step-by-step guide on using clove oil for mould removal

Guide on using clove oil for mould removal
  1. Choose high-quality clove oil from reputable brands to ensure its effectiveness. Look for oils that are 100% pure and obtained through steam distillation or cold pressing methods.
  2. Before applying clove oil, put on your PPE, and clean the mould-affected area. Use a microfiber cloth with mild detergent or white vinegar and bicarb solution to remove any visible mould and dirt. This allows the clove oil to penetrate and work effectively. You may also want to add a few drops of tea tree oil to your vinegar and bicarb mould cleaning solution to take advantage of its antifungal prowess. 
  3. Mixing ratio: To create a mould-fighting solution, mix a ¼ teaspoon of clove oil with one litre of water. This concentration is effective in killing mould spores.
  4. Apply the diluted clove oil directly to the mould-affected area. You can use a spray bottle or a clean cloth soaked in the mixture. Ensure complete coverage of the mould-infested surface, but make sure the surface is not excessively wet.
  5. Leave the mixture on the mould for a few hours or overnight. This allows clove oil’s antifungal properties of clove oil to kill the mould and inhibit its regrowth.
  6. Scrub the mould-affected area with a brush or sponge to remove any remaining mould residue. 
  7. Rinse the area thoroughly with clean water.
  8. Repeat the process as needed. Some stubborn mould infestations may require multiple applications of clove oil to completely eliminate the problem.

The best way to remove mould is to prevent mould growth in the first place. Mould needs moisture to grow, so it’s important to address the cause of the mould growth, target any underlying moisture issues in your home, control high humidity and excessive condensation issues, ensure proper ventilation, and fix leaks. 

If you’re looking for professional assistance and mould remediation services to remove the mould in your home, call our helpful Absolute staff at 1300 902 362 or book online.