Household fungus: what is it? How to withdraw?
Often, after buying an apartment, a new owner discovers defects, which are carefully hidden before the deal by the previous owner. It may be that it is cold in the dwelling in the winter, or the floor is not even, or - worst of all - a fungus appears on the windows or in the bathroom.
By itself, the fungus does not cause inconvenience, but it can cause allergies, cough and runny nose, tearing, not associated with the common cold. In addition, the appearance of black spots on surfaces indicates a high humidity in the room, which is also unfavorable for human health. The fungus in the bathroom: how to remove?
The bathroom is in itself a source of increased dampness, because water is constantly pouring there and laundry is washed. The fungus appears in the most predictable places: on the tile, on the seams between the tiles, near the mixer, in hard-to-reach places. The lack of windows makes ventilation difficult in such places at home, and this exacerbates the problem.
How to prevent its occurrence? For this you need:
- open the door to the bathroom after bathing or washing;
- do not leave wet clothes to dry in the bathroom;
- if possible install a battery for drying towels or a warm floor;
- wipe the walls with a flannel or other cloth after using the bathroom;
- during the repair use special antifungal agents.
If the fungus does appear, you can cope with it using the same methods listed above, hydrogen peroxide or household chemicals containing soda. Fungi on the windows: what does it look like and how to fight?
The fungus on the windows is difficult to confuse with the dirt: it looks like a pile of small size, dark gray or black.
Most often, the defect does not occur on the glass, but on the slopes, plastic frames, in the corners.
If such a problem arises, then it will be more difficult to cope with it than in the bathroom. Initially you should make sure that the windows are installed correctly. It is the violations in the standards of the location of the frames that often cause the development of the fungus.
The simplest, but expensive solution in this case is to contact the company for the installation of plastic windows and change the design.At the same time, leave the choice on the hinged windows, it is easier to care for them.
If it’s not possible to change the window frames yet, you can use the following tips:
- air the room more often;
- treat problem areas with hydrogen peroxide or soda;
- if the windows are “flowing”, wipe windowsills and slopes in time.
So, the fungus is an unpleasant, dangerous for human health phenomenon that must be dealt with, especially if children live in the house. By following simple rules, you can get rid of this problem forever.