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How to Remove Shower Mold

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning shower mold in Belton, MO

Showers are capable of producing a lot of water and humidity, which creates an ideal breeding ground for mold. Because of this, shower mold is actually one of the most common places to find residential mold. If you do find mold in your bathroom, it's vital that you resolve the issue as soon as possible. Mold can spread quickly and is very tough to get rid of for good once it takes root. Follow the below steps to help keep your bathroom in Belton, MO clean.

Getting Rid of Shower Mold

You should be able to take care of smaller black mold cases yourself relatively easily using the following technique:

  • Create a solution using 1 part bleach and 2 parts water. Put this into an empty spray bottle.
  • Spray the moldy areas and allow the solution to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Use a coarse brush or kitchen sponge to scrub the solution off. You can use an old toothbrush for hard to reach areas.
  • Rinse away the solution and leftover mold once you're done scrubbing.

Bleach is not often recommended for treating mold growth, but this is mainly due to the fact that it is only capable of cleaning surfaces. Showers are naturally waterproof, so any mold that you do find there only sits on the surface, making bleach effective in this specific case. If you still don't trust bleach, you can opt to use baking soda and white vinegar instead.

Preventing Bathroom Mold
Keeping your bathroom surfaces clean and dry is the best way to prevent mold growth. Make sure you're wiping down your shower tiles and drying any leftover puddles every time you take a shower. Close your shower curtains, instead of leaving it bunched up in the corner, to help aid the drying process as well.
Shower mold is extremely common. Luckily, it's not especially difficult to get rid of. The above technique can help you clean mold out of your shower drain, grout, caulk, and curtains. If the routine is ineffective, or the mold growth has spread out of your control, you need to contact mold remediation experts immediately.

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