Cleaning expert swears by £6 B&Q plant that will eliminate mold from your home

It can be difficult to keep mold out of your home, but a £6 houseplant from B&Q could help you keep mold out of your home for longer, according to a cleaning expert

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Some plants can help remove mold from your home (stock photo)

Nobody likes having mold in their home, and it can be notoriously difficult to completely banish the pesky substance from every inch of your belongings — especially in places like the bathroom, which are prone to humid conditions that mold loves.

Corresponding CheckatradeIt can cost up to $1,000 to have mold professionally removed from an entire home, but there are some steps you can take reduce the risk of mold and keep your costs low.

cleaning expert Kerry Hale from Mira Showers that among other things cleaning Tips, adding some houseplants to your home can help absorb excess moisture in the air, which in turn prevents mold from growing.

And among these low-maintenance plants is the humble Peace Lily, the B&Q is currently selling for just £6.

B&Q are currently selling Peace Lilies for just £6



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Kerry explained: “With the bathroom often being the wettest room in the house, mold and mildew is a common problem that many – if not all of us – have experienced at some point, mainly caused by persistent dampness, leaky faucets and cellulosic materials.

“However, there are a few simple ways you can prevent mold from forming.

“Purifying plants can effectively lower humidity, break down existing mold and prevent new ones from forming — English ivy, peace lily, Boston fern are some good choices, and tillandsia can also be great if you have a bright window.”

Aside from making houseplants practical, adding foliage to your home can help brighten up any space, especially when the spring rolls are rolling in and we all want to feel a little fresher.

But a few plants in your bathroom won’t solve all your problems — and Kerry says there are plenty of other things you can do to reduce your risk of mold.

Open the window after showering

If you have a window in your bathroom, open it as soon as you’ve showered. This allows excess moisture in the air to disperse naturally.

For those without a window in the bathroom, a fan or dehumidifier could be a good addition to get rid of the excess moisture.

Kerry said, “If you have a window in your bathroom, opening it right after a shower can naturally disperse excess moisture in the air and reduce condensation on the walls, ceiling, and around windows.”

Swipe around the shower

Do what you can to rid your bathroom of excess moisture by wiping down the area after you shower.

This can be especially useful if you don’t have a window in your bathroom, as you’ll remove the excess condensation before it can turn into mold.

Washing towels and bathmats regularly and hanging wet towels and bathmats in dry, well-ventilated areas also helps prevent mold.

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