Does Baking Soda Kill Mould?

Does Baking Soda Kill Mould?

What is Baking Soda?

Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) is one of those items that should be in everyone’s pantry cupboard.

Baking Soda is a powerful cleaning agent and is especially effective at removing stains and greasy marks from metallic surfaces such as pots, pans, and sinks.

Its mildly alkaline pH level (8.1) means it just eats away stains on other non-porous surfaces such as cups and plates too.

Baking soda is also a powerful deodorizer. If your food scraps bucket is starting to stink, simply wash and dry it then sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda around the inside of the bucket.

Leave it overnight then wash and dry it again. You’ll be amazed at the results.

This also works well to remove some of the odour from musty smelling carpets. Simply sprinkle the baking soda, leave overnight and vacuum the carpet the next morning.

However, baking soda will not penetrate porous materials deeply enough to kill mould at its roots nor will it have any impact on airborne mould spores.

Baking soda does kill mould on non-porous surfaces but again this is only a temporary measure. As a desiccant it will also absorb some of the moisture that fosters mould growth in the first place.

For general cleaning use about 1 tablespoon of baking soda and dissolve in a bottle (500mls) of water.

To sum up:

Baking soda is a great tool for cleaning surface stains removing mould from some materials. But it will not penetrate and kill mould at the roots or kill airborne spores.

If you’re serious about mould removal you need the experts at Mould Cleaning Australia who will use specialised tools and techniques to kill the mould in every part of the house including difficult to reach roof cavities and underfloor spaces.

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