Shower mold is not something you want your friends and family to see when they pay a visit for the holidays. So now is the perfect time to do a little deep cleaning and get rid of unsightly shower mold once and for all.
The task is a messy one, so arm yourself well with a pair of nicely appointed rubber gloves, a paper mask to protect against the possibility of allergy symptoms, and a decent scrub brush for some fast scrubbing action to get in there and get out the mold. The other thing you’re going to need is a good mold cleaner that is tough on mold and gentle on your health and the planet.
You’ll be surprised by the amazing number of home remedies that are effective for killing mold and mildew without killing your ability to breathe inside your home. Even better is the fact that these home solutions are also beauty for your pocketbook to contend with.
Vinegar and water in a spray bottle is a great first choice. It will leave your bathroom sparkling clean and completely mold-free. Just spray the solution onto the area that has been affected by mold and scrub it with a brush.
Rinse the area and then wipe it down with a dry cloth to remove the moisture. If the vinegar smell isn’t pleasant for you, then consider opening bathroom windows or using the exhaust fan to draw out the odor.
Another option for mold removal is to make a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Scrub the paste into the molded area with the brush and then rinse and dry.Bathmats are notorious for collecting mold. Wash your mat and dry it after every use. Whenever possible, lay it outside and let the sunshine give it a thorough once-over. Many people believe that sunlight can help diminish mold problems.
Tea tree oil is also a highly effective tool to use in your war on shower mold. The problem is that most people can’t stand the smell. Add one tablespoon of tea tree oil to one quart of water and use it in a spray bottle. Spray the area being treated and allow it to sit for a while. Then rinse and dry. Keep in mind that in addition to the strong fragrance of tea tree oil, it is a bit on the pricey side.
Once your bathroom is bright, shiny, and sparkling clean once more, you might want to consider investing in an exhaust fan or dehumidifier for your bathroom to draw out the excess moisture and prevent future mold problems from occurring.Even regular bathroom cleanings can prevent a situation that is ripe for mold growth as can drying the walls of your shower after every shower or bath. The best thing is that you’ll feel comfortable having company over once again after you’ve finished this not-so-pleasant task of shower mold removal.