The first step to help you to get rid of mildew, is to stop whatever is causing it. Most of the time, this is caused by a high level of humidity or dampness in your home. If you want to get rid of the dampness, you should dry out the air in your home as much as possible. If you have mildew problems on your clothes, make sure that they are getting dried right after they are washed. If you have mildew build up in your bathroom, make sure to have your fan on after you finish using the shower so you can have plenty of ventilation, and that you have 60-100 W light bulbs in your bathroom so that you can have plenty of light. If it is dryer outside than inside, keep your doors or windows open so that you can ventilate your house. This will help to move dry air into your house that will pick up some of the humidity before it leaves.
Another way to get rid of the humidity is to turn on the air conditioning. Warm air holds a lot more moisture in it than cool air. As the air condenses, it will not be able to hold as much humidity. A dehumidifier works in much the same way. It has a condensing unit that removes moisture from the air after cooling it off. Then it restores your air back to its original temperature before releasing it.
How to Get Rid of Mildew
It is fairly easy to learn how to get rid of the mildew. You can in a number of different ways. If you have mildew on your carpet or rugs or furniture, see if you can take them outside and let them dry out in the sun. The sun will get rid of the mildew smell and will also kill mildew fungus that is there. Sun also helps to get rid of mildew in your laundry. Another thing that works well is bleach. Be careful when you use bleach that you not put it onto something that can be easily damaged such as leather. Make sure that you don’t use more than one half-gallon of bleach per gallon of water. The third thing that you can use when you are getting rid of mildew is a diluted concentration of alcohol. Alcohol will also kill the fungus. You can also buy fungicides and use them, although fungicides are mostly used for outdoor mildew. The easiest way to prevent mildew is to keep your house clean and dry. Do not leave wet items around your house and make sure that your house gets better ventilation.