FanmasterMay 3, 2024

How to Get Rid of Mould: Natural Remedies and Advanced Solutions

Mould in the home isn’t just unsightly; it’s a health hazard. With Australia’s varied climate, maintaining a mould-free environment can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. Whether you’re battling persistent damp spots or just looking for preventive measures, combining home remedies with professional ventilation solutions from Fanmaster can create a healthier living space.

Understanding Mould Growth

Mould thrives in moist, warm conditions, often appearing in bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. It can cause a range of health issues, from allergies to respiratory problems. Addressing mould involves not only removing existing growth but also ensuring it doesn’t come back.

Home Remedies for Mould Removal

Vinegar Solution

A simple yet effective mould cleaner can be made with white vinegar. Spray undiluted vinegar on the mouldy surface, let it sit for an hour, then wipe clean with water and dry thoroughly. Vinegar kills most mould spores and can deter mould growth in the future.

Baking Soda and Water

Baking soda is great for absorbing moisture and neutralising mould odours. Mix a quarter tablespoon of baking soda with water in a spray bottle, shake until dissolved, spray on the affected area, scrub with a brush, and rinse with water to remove any residual mould.

Tea Tree Oil Solution

Tea tree oil is a natural fungicide that can effectively kill mould spores. Mix one teaspoon of tea tree oil with one cup of water in a spray bottle, apply to the mould, and don’t rinse. This not only removes mould but can prevent mould from recurring.

While home remedies can be effective for treating small areas, managing mould effectively often requires improving the overall air quality and moisture control in your home.

Fanmaster’s ventilation products are designed to reduce excess humidity and prevent mould growth by ensuring constant air flow.

Fanmaster’s Effective Ventilation Solutions

Exhaust Fans

Installing Fanmaster exhaust fans in high-moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens can help draw out stale, moist air that contributes to mould growth, replacing it with fresh, dry air.

Ventilation Systems

For larger spaces or more severe moisture issues, a comprehensive ventilation system may be necessary. These systems not only reduce mould but also improve overall air quality, making your environment healthier and more comfortable.
Learn more about our Ventilation Systems.


In areas with high humidity, combining ventilation with a dehumidifier can further reduce the risk of mould. Fanmaster’s solutions include options for integrating dehumidification and ventilation to keep your spaces dry and mould-free.

Managing mould shouldn’t be a constant battle. With the right tools and knowledge, you can remove existing mould and prevent new growth. Start with natural remedies for immediate cleanup and upgrade to Fanmaster’s professional ventilation solutions for long-term mould prevention and healthier air in your home.