Mold on windows is a common problem. Not only is it unsightly, but it can also harm your health and that of your family. Find out how to get rid of mold on windows and prevent it from coming back!  Mold is toxic and hazardous to your health. It is a fungus with a blue or green coloration that occurs in places with increased  air humidity. Most often in the kitchen or bathroom, but not only. It is also often found on window frames and sills. Fortunately, there are effective ways to fight it.

How to get rid of mold on PVC windows?

  • With white vinegar

Mold can appear on the window, frames and windowsills. The fungus likes cold, poorly ventilated and damp places, it is known. In most cases, the cause is improperly installed insulation, a leaky roof, damp walls or improperly installed windows. However, there is an effective way to get rid of mold with vinegar. Protect yourself before you start applying it. Wear a mask, goggles and gloves, and then dry the windowsill with a paper towel. Pour a cup of white vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the areas where mold has formed. Leave on for an hour, then scrub with a brush. Finally, wipe the windowsill with paper towels. That’s it!

  • With bleach

If the mold has not completely disappeared after treatment with vinegar, it is worth treating it with bleach. In a spray bottle, mix one cup of bleach and one cup of water, then spray the affected areas. Remember that even the smallest mold infestation can spread quickly, so it pays to proceed carefully. After spraying the affected areas, scrub them with a brush, then rinse with water and pat dry.

Why does mold form on my windows?

A poor-quality window without thermal break can create moisture. This is caused by the high temperature contrast between the inside of the room and the outside. The warm air in the room hitting the very cold glass and window frame condenses and creates water that can drip onto the wall and cause mildew stains.

What can I do to prevent mold from coming back?

Mold is a very common type of fungus whose spores are constantly suspended in the air. When these spores land on wet or damp surfaces, they begin to multiply, creating harmful mold.  To prevent mold growth, it is practical to keep the humidity in our home between 30% and 50%. It is equally important to fix leaks or drips as soon as possible, as mold will form within 24 to 48 hours.

How to remove mold from bedroom walls if you have allergies?

Although vinegar or bleach can kill mold well, the fumes coming from the mixture can be harmful to anyone, especially if the person has allergies or respiratory problems. If you prefer a natural alternative that is just as effective against mold, try one of the following options:

  • Mix one cup of borax in 1 quart of hot water. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray it on the mold stain. Leave on for half an hour and then clean with a cloth.
  • Put some distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle (do not mix it with water!) and spray it on the mold stain. Leave on for a few minutes and wipe off with a cloth without rinsing. You can also put undiluted hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and spray it on the mold stains. Leave on for 10 minutes and clean with a cloth, but always without rinsing.
  • Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with water in a spray bottle. Then spray on the stains and scrub with a brush. Rinse and dry.
  • Mix one teaspoon of tea tree oil in one cup of water. Spray the mixture on the stains and then clean them with a cloth.