If you’ve had enough of the gray in your bathroom and are sick of the moldy smell, then this blog entry on how to remove and prevent bathroom mold is for you. Mold can be a real hassle to remove from your bathroom and causes long-term health risks. This article will teach you how to clean up after a spill or leak as well as how to avoid future problems. Just make sure that any preventative measures are put into place before mold becomes an issue!
So go ahead: scrub up, get rid of that pesky gray, and keep your family healthy by reading this informative blog post on how to prevent mold from forming in bathrooms again.
How To Remove Mold From A Bathroom
If you’re not confident about removing mold yourself, some plumbers specialize in mold removal. However, if you are willing to give it a go yourself, the best way to remove mold in a bathroom is to use bleach.
Bleach is an excellent agent when trying to rid your bathroom of mold because it not only kills germs but also leaves behind a fresh scent. It is not very effective against mold (it will not get rid of all the mold), but it is a good starting point when trying to remove the gray.
There are generally two types of mold found in bathrooms: sheet mold and black mold. If you are dealing with sheet mold, it can be hard to get rid of because it is hard to see (it looks gray or white). Black mold is more visible, but not always easy to get rid of if it has spread throughout your bathroom.
Try using chlorine bleach. You can purchase this in a convenient spray bottle. Spray the moldy area and allow the bleach to sit for 30 minutes. Scrub and rinse with warm water.
If you have colored grout, bleach may not be the best option. If you want a gentler, more natural solution to your mold problem, then try using distilled vinegar.
- Spray the moldy area
- Allow to sit for 30 minutes
- Scrub with a brush
- Spray a second time and allow it to sit for another 30 minutes
- Scrub and rinse.
Mixing 1/3 cup of baking soda and water will create an effective cleaning paste that you can use to scrub moldy grout. Simply apply for 10 minutes, then with a stiff brush, scrub it away with hot water.
Prevention is better
Mold is caused by allowing moisture to build up. Keeping your bathroom well ventilated will help keep mold away. If you do have a buildup of moisture, make sure to check the drain or the water supply. If this is the cause of your mold problem, call in a professional to fix it.
If you are going to apply any mold prevention measures then do it before you experience a leak or spill in your bathroom. Mold will start growing within 24 hours on wet surfaces, so act fast!
If you want to prevent mold from forming in your bathroom, use an anti-mold sealant around any wet areas. This will prevent future water buildup and is easy to use.
Finally, you can use disposable dehumidifiers in bathroom cabinets or closets to ensure these harder-to-reach areas remain dry and more likely to be mold-free.