2 Ways To Get Rid Of Bathroom Mold On Your Own

Your bathroom is a target for mold. Mold grows best in dark, warm, moist environments. That describes your bathroom almost to a T. Even if you use the exhaust fan every single time you get in the shower, enough of that humid air is going to stick to the walls and ceiling to give mold a good place to grow. And since most people don’t have windows in their bathrooms, there isn’t a whole lot of light getting into them. That means that your bathroom is going to end up with mold in it somewhere, at some point. So, how are you supposed to clean the mold up when you do end up with bathroom mold?

Soap and Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great natural abrasive. It will help scrub your walls or tile, but it is gentle enough to not damage anything. Mixing it with soap will give you the best results. If you want to go this method, you will want to mix about 1 tsp of a liquid dish soap with about 1 cup of baking soda.

After that, you want to use just enough water to make a usable paste. Use a soft cloth to rub it into the affected area. Using this method, you can also use things like cotton swabs to get into the grout if there is any mold there. 

Bleach and Water

Bleach is good for a lot of things, including getting rid of mold. If you mix 1 part bleach to 10 parts of water and put it in a spray bottle, you can use it to clean up mold wherever you see it. Use either a white cloth or paper towels to wipe it up, since bleach can remove color from towels.

If you use the spray on counters, you should make sure that you rinse them off before they get used for anything. If you don’t want to use a bleach spray, you can get commercial bleach wipes and use them in the same way. 

If you have too much mold, or you choose to not deal with it yourself, you may want to think about having a professional mold remediation company come in and do the work for you. Not only will they be to clean the mold, they can also tell you if you have toxic mold. That kind of mold will have to be dealt with differently.

To learn more, contact a company like MoldStoppers with any questions you have.

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