How to Kill Mold in a Backyard

Persistent moisture and warm conditions on your backyard frequently lead to the development of mildew and other varieties of mold. Not only does mould growth ruin the aesthetic beauty of the backyard landscape, but its spores also present as a health threat to you and your loved ones. If you become aware of mould and mildew growing in your backyard, a quick cleaning can effectively kill this problem. Mold and mildew frequently show up in three places on your backyard: on exterior construction surfaces, like a drop wall or on your patio; on furniture, like a chair in your deck or even a bench in your flower garden ; and on fabric surfaces, like outdoor cushions.

Outdoor Structural Surface

Pull on a pair of rubber gloves to protect your skin from the cleaning solution you’re going to use, as well as a dust mask to protect your lungs from the mould’s dander.

Combine a gallon of chlorine bleach with 1/3 cup of standard dish detergent and 3 quarts of water. Mix the solution using a plastic or wooden spoon.

Dip a sponge in the way and scrub the mould. The detergent helps you loosen the mould while the bleach kills mould spores to prevent the problem from growing back.

Rinse the cleaned surface with fresh water from a garden hose.

Outdoor Furniture

Wear rubber gloves to protect your skin from the cleaning solution you’re going to use, as well as a dust mask to prevent mold spores from entering your respiratory system.

Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar with a cup of bleach, 1/4 cup baking soda and a gallon of water.

Dip a sponge in the cleaning solution and scrub your outdoor furniture. The vinegar and baking soda loosens dirt and grime while the bleach kills the mould and mildew.

Wash your outdoor furniture with a garden hose after cleaning to remove all of the cleaning solution.

Outdoor Fabric

Pull a dust mask and rubber gloves to protect yourself both from the cleaning solution and the mould’s spores.

Mix 3/4 cup of bleach using a gallon of water, dip a sponge in the solution and wipe down the cloth surface.

Throw the cloth into a washing machine as a substitute for wiping it down with bleach. Put it in the machine using a standard measurement of the favorite laundry detergent, and 3/4 cup of bleach and also run it via a standard washing cycle.

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