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How To Get Rid Of Mold In Your Bathroom

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

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Did you just discover mold in your bathroom? Well, you’re not alone.

The humidity in a bathroom creates an excellent atmosphere for mold to thrive.

However, many people are unaware of how to clean bathroom mold properly.

If you're also dealing with this issue, then be sure to follow our mold removal and prevention tips.

  1. Use Bleach

When it comes to removing mold from a bathroom, store-bought cleaners can be really handy.

Chlorine bleach is a good place to start.

Follow these steps:

  • Start by liberally spraying the cleaner directly over the moldy grout.
  • Allow at least 30 minutes for the bleach to work.
  • Using a firm brush, scrub the area.
  • Finally, use warm water to rinse away the gunk.

However, make sure your bathroom has enough ventilation throughout the process since bleaches are potential irritants.

[Important Tips: Open your bathroom window, wear a mask and rubber gloves, and turn on the bathroom fan]

  1. Make Your Own Mold Removal Solution

White vinegar is also a good alternative if you want to steer clear of strong chemicals.

To use the vinegar, pour it directly into a spray bottle. It doesn't need to be diluted in any way because it's most effective when it's not.

After spraying the vinegar, it’s preferable if you don’t rinse it away for lasting effects.

Although the odor is unpleasant, it usually dissipates after 1-2 hours. To assist the stench to go away faster, open a window or put on a fan.

However, if you find the stench to be overpowering, you can employ the services of any company specializing in odor removal services for additional protection against nasty molds.

  1. Prevention Is Better Than Cure

We know that cleaning mold can be a taxing task for many, especially given the busy routines in today’s fast-paced world.

So, how can you save yourself from the extra labor of cleaning unsightly bathroom mold? The answer is as simple as preventing it from forming in the first place.

Controlling moisture is the key to preventing most molds.

So, ensure good ventilation and fix any leakages in your bathroom. You can also use a sponge to remove water from your shower stall or bathtub.

Additionally, be mindful that damp bathroom items such as towels, bathmats, and shower curtains are ideal mold breeding grounds. Wash them regularly and allow them to air dry after each usage.

If feasible, you can also use water-resistant paint on your bathroom walls. Consider using paints that contain mold-repelling antimicrobial chemicals.

Parting Thoughts

Mold removal is a time-consuming process, but it is necessary for your health and to keep your bathroom sparkly clean.

Adequately cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis is a crucial step in preventing mold accumulation. Our expert team at SERVPRO can assist you in keeping your bathroom in pristine condition – now and always.

Isn’t that just what you want?

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

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