DIY Solutions for Removing Bathroom Mold
Removing Bathroom Mold can be challenging because Mold is commonly found in bathrooms growing on surfaces like walls, bathtubs, shower tiles, grout, and caulk.
But it’s not only a cosmetic problem. Once mold has taken hold, it can be really hard to eliminate. So, it’s important to take action as soon as you notice it.
Let’s see what easily accessible cleaning solutions are effective to remove mold from your bathroom, and what the advantages and disadvantages of each one are.
Pros: It is a natural mineral powder that acts as both an insecticide and fungicide, and can prevent mold from growing without emitting harsh chemicals. So, it’s safe for use around children and pets.
Cons: It can be difficult to find and some people may have a hard time dissolving it in water.
To clean mold from bathroom tiles and grout, mix 2 tablespoons of borax with 2 cups of warm water in a bowl, pour the solution into a spray bottle, and apply directly to the affected areas. Allow it to sit for a few minutes, then use a brush, rag, or sponge to remove the mold.
Pros: It is a common solution for mold removal, as it is a strong disinfectant and can kill mold spores. It is effective on non-porous surfaces such as showers, sinks, and tiles.
Cons: It is a toxic substance, so the area should be well-ventilated during its use. It can also damage some surfaces, and it should not be used on porous surfaces, like drywall or wood, since it can cause discoloration or warping.
To use, mix bleach with water at a ratio of 1:10, apply to the affected area, let sit for a few minutes, scrub with a stiff brush, and rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Pros: It is a natural alternative to effectively clean mold in the bathroom. The acidity of vinegar kills mold spores, and its antimicrobial properties help prevent them from returning, but it is less harsh than bleach, and it can be used on a variety of surfaces without causing damage.
Cons: It is not as strong as bleach, so it may take longer to kill the mold and remove the stain.
To use this method, mix 4 parts white vinegar with 1 part water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution directly onto the mold-affected area, let it sit for 30 minutes, then wipe away the mold with a rag or scrub it with a brush. If the mold is difficult to remove, you can use an old toothbrush to reach crevices in tiles.
Keep in mind
- You can remove mold yourself if the affected area is smaller than 10 square feet. If the area is larger or the mold is caused by sewage or contaminated water, it is best to contact a specialist.
- When attempting to remove mold yourself, it is important to take safety precautions such as protecting your eyes, hands, and breathing with appropriate gear, and properly disposing of any materials used in the cleaning process.
- Be sure to dry the area thoroughly after cleaning to prevent the mold from returning.
- No matter which solution you choose, if all the mold spores are not removed, the mold may grow back.
- It is crucial to address the underlying cause of mold growth, such as leaks or high humidity, to prevent the mold from returning.
If you are dealing with these problems, The Phoenix Restoration mold damage service can help you.
Contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you!