Clean Up Mold and Mildew in Your Bathroom

Time: 1 hour

The grout in your bathroom is looking a little black and — oh god, what are those red splotches on your shower curtain? Sounds like mold and mildew, which thrive in damp, dark places like bathrooms and can appear as early as 48 hours after use. Fear not, it’s nothing a DIY cleaning solution can’t fix.

What's in it for you?

  • Spore-free bathing
  • Prevention of respiratory problems
  • No musty bathroom smells

Clean Up Mold and Mildew in Your Bathroom

  1. Survey the bathroom for mold and mildew. Don’t forget to check under your sink, behind your toilet, and in your shower drain. Mold spreads easily and loves dark spaces.
  2. Put on rubber gloves and a face mask. Mold is famous for its respiratory repercussions, but it can also cause skin irritation and rashes — or worse if you’re allergic. Don’t take a risk on this one.
  3. Make a cleaning solution. Mix 1 tsp. of bleach (or tea tree oil) with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Alternatively, you can use undiluted white vinegar, although you might need to plug your nose if you do. Same thing goes with the spray bottle: feel free to substitute a bowl or bucket.
  4. Apply the solution to moldy areas. And wait — don’t wipe it off right away. Letting the cleaner soak for 5-10 minutes will loosen the mold and make it easier to clean. Use a washcloth for that. When you’re done scrubbing the area, rinse the washcloth until the water runs clear. You don’t want the mold respawning.
  5. Scrub a little harder with a toothbrush. Sometimes mold can be stubborn or in hard to reach places (corners and caulking, anyone?). When that happens, use a toothbrush dipped in cleaning solution and scrub, scrub, scrub until it’s spotless.

Enjoy a nice shower or bath. You earned it.

Pro Tip: If the mold can’t be removed easily, it might be growing in your caulking, not just on it. When this happens, it’s best to remove the caulking and just start fresh. You can DIY, or call us at 844-99-SUPER to do it for you.

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