Mold growth is extremely common in residential bathrooms. The wet, warm, humid environment that your bathroom can create is an ideal breeding ground for mold. Shower mold is especially common, since this is where most of the excessive moisture is left behind. If your bathroom is experiencing an unwanted mold problem, use the following technique.
There are several mold cleaning techniques that have proven to be quite effective. Here’s how to perform one of the most useful methods:
Create a non-toxic, homemade cleaning solution using equal parts water and white vinegar. Pour the mixture into an empty spray bottle.
Generously mist down the moldy areas using the cleaning mixture. You should strive to create an even layer without over-saturating the tiles. If puddles are forming in the shower basin, you’re using too much solution.
Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe off the solution. The mold should easily come off with it. You may need to use multiple cleaning rags, depending on how large the affected area is.
Use a scrub brush or kitchen sponge to attack any stubborn mold patches that were left behind. You can use a toothbrush to scrub mold that grows in the shower caulking and grout.
Completely dry the area with a clean, dry cloth. Make sure you get rid of all the excess moisture.
Preventing Bathroom Mold
Keeping your bathroom as clean and dry as possible is the best way to prevent black mold from appearing. Next time you take a shower, open a window, or crack the bathroom door open to prevent condensation from building up. After every shower, you need to wipe down the tiles, basin, grout, caulking, and tub edge. Mop up any leftover puddles on the floor as well.
Shower mold might be common, but it’s still quite easy to get rid of using the above technique. If this method doesn’t work for you, or your mold situation is spreading out of your control, you need to contact mold remediation experts immediately.