Bathroom Mold and Mildrew How to Get Rid of It

Here is an easy way to take care of that bathroom mold and mildew in your tub and/or shower. We lived in South Florida for many, many years and mold and mildew was a common problem there.

There are plenty of products on the market for this, but here is the way we removed it and it is easy and cheap. All you need are the following items:

    • A bottle with a spray trigger;
    • Bleach;
    • Hot Water;
    • Old toothbrush;
    • Rubber gloves; and
  • Goggles.

The first thing to do before you start on that bathroom mold is clear the tub or shower area of all items such as towels and bath mats, bottles and anything else in your tub and/or shower area. If you have carpet on your bathroom floor, make sure you cover it with plastic sheeting. The bleach WILL take the color out.

SAFETY FIRST:

When you have cleared the area completely, put on your gloves. If you are doing a large area or an area that is higher up on the wall, make sure you where goggles. The last thing you want is to get bleach in your eyes.

Now also before you start, open the bathroom window or turn on the exhaust fan. This is because there will be flumes!

NOW HERE IS WHAT YOU DO TO GET RID OF THAT BATHROOM MOLD AND/MILDREW:

Take the spray bottle and fill it with one part bleach and three parts hot water. Then spray the solution onto the infected areas, including the walls, ceiling, tiles and grout in between the tiles. Wherever you have mold or mildew, you need to spray.

For the places where bathroom mold and mildew are hard to reach, such as the grout and around the tub, scrub with the toothbrush. Spray some more of the bleach solution on the area you just scrubbed and leave the bleach solution on for a few minutes. Then, rinse it off completely.

You can also use this bleach and water solution if your shower curtain liner that also has bathroom mold and mildew on it. Just lay the curtain down inside the tub and spray. Leave the solution on for a couple of minutes and then rinse thoroughly.

ADDITIONAL SAFETY NOTE: Never mix bleach with any other cleaner because it can admit highly toxic fumes.

HELPING TO PREVENT BATHROOM MOLD AND MILDEW

Of course, if you have an exhaust fan and/or window, use them to help with the moisture.

If you have neither, here are a couple of things you can do to help prevent it:

    • After each shower, wipe the shower stall down with a shower spray.
    • Also, keep the bathroom door open to circulate the air in the bathroom.

Bathroom Remodel

    A bathroom remodel can be anything from adding new wall paint, artwork, candles and towels to ripping everything out of the space and redesigning it.

 

Dave Altman
 

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