I’m a pro cleaner – how to get rid of mould on carpets & why you should NEVER reach for the bleach
A CLEANING pro has revealed how to get rid of mould on your carpets – and why you should NEVER reach for the bleach.
This will kill off the spores and won’t mark your carpet or rug, unlike bleach.
TikTokker @lizamaya_style regularly shares cleaning, home hacks and interior design tips with her 32,400 followers.
In a new reel, she said: “How to treat mould on carpet.
“Sprinkle [the] area with BiCarb Soda. Leave overnight.
“Pour vinegar into a bowl. Apply to [the] area with a brush. Wipe up [the] excess.
“Allow to thoroughly dry.
“Apply BiCarb Soda again and vacuum after one hour.”
Fans loved her quick and easy solution, with the video gaining more than 300 likes and 20,000 views.
She’s not the only one sharing her tips on how to banish mould for good – damp expert Sam took to TiKTok to explain why you should steer clear of the cheap supermarket solutions, and how one £13 product is all you’ll need.
He said: “If you’ve got issues with condensation and black mould’s all over your bathroom, it’s all over your kitchen, it’s going into your room and you want a quick fix.
“The cheapest, the best value for money on the market at the minute, is a thing called fungicidal wash.
“It’s at Wickes, it’s £13 for four litres which is a decent-sized tube.
“You pour it into a container. You can either apply it with a spray, brush or a sponge.
“You put one coat on and you leave it for a bit, and then you get a warm bucket of water, you put your sponge in and then you clean it off.
“Then you put another coat on and leave it until it’s dry. Simple, easy steps.
“Fungicidal wash by Wickes has got a product called Benzalkonium, and that’s what you need in a mildew cleaner or whatever.
“These big supermarket brands, and a lot of little ones, they’ve got sodium in.
“And what will happen is the salts, once they’ve been sprayed onto your wall, they’ll absorb moisture and it’ll come back quicker.
“But if you use this…you can’t go wrong. It’s good stuff.”
TikTok users loved his tips, with the video gaining more than 3,200 likes and 158,000 views.