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4 Tips for Removing Black Mold From Your Shower

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Tips For Removing Mold In Your Shower

Mold thrives in warm, dark and damp environments. This makes bathrooms a common problem area for mold and mildew. If you are noticing shower mold, these four tips will help you remove it.

1. Use an Antifungal Cleaner
Purchase an antifungal surface cleaner to clean moldy non-porous surfaces, such as porcelain and tile, in your shower. Spray the cleaner on problem areas and then use a cloth or sponge to wipe off the mold. If anything is left behind, use a scrub brush to remove it and then rinse with water.

2. Use Bleach To Remove Stains
Even after you remove shower mold, dark stains may be left behind. Mix equal parts of bleach and water in a spray bottle. Spray the bleach mixture on the stained area and leave it for several minutes. Spray the area again and then scrub it with a brush. An old toothbrush can be used for hard-to-reach areas, such as grout lines.

3. Eliminate Mold
Cleaning can remove black mold on surfaces, but mold spores may remain under the surface of tiles, behind walls, in the ceiling or other hidden places. It can be difficult to eliminate mold with do-it-yourself solutions. Consider contacting a mold remediation company in Northwest Las Vegas, NV, to remove the remaining mold. Otherwise, your mold problem may return.

4. Prevent Future Mold Growth
You can reduce the chance of recurring problems by eliminating excess moisture in your bathroom. Run an exhaust fan or open the window when using your shower. Wipe down the stall and shower curtain with a towel after use. Repair anything that is leaking. Don't hang wet towels in your bathroom.
Shower mold can be an unsightly problem that can leave your bathroom smelling musty and damage your grout and tiles. These four tips will help you get rid of the problem and keep it from coming back.

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