How to Clean Mold From a Shower Stall

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Keep your shower sanitary by removing mold immediately.
Keep your shower sanitary by removing mold immediately. (Image: Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Mold thrives in damp areas with high humidity and low air circulation. Shower stalls harbor mold because the conditions are right for the fungus to survive. Mold appears in shades of black, pink, brown or green. The fungus can even leave behind a musty odor in your bathroom. Remove the mold from the shower stall with common items around your home. Cleaning the mold as soon as possible will prevent it from spreading and becoming more difficult to remove.

Things You'll Need

  • Gloves
  • Mask
  • 1 gallon warm water
  • 1 cup chlorine bleach
  • Bucket
  • Soft-bristle scrub brush
  • Washcloth
  • 3-percent hydrogen peroxide
  • Sponge
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Baking soda

Turn on ventilation fans or open windows in the bathroom. Put on gloves and a mask. Mold spores will spread when you remove them and ventilating the bathroom will help protect your health.

Combine 1 gallon of lukewarm water with 1 cup of chlorine bleach in a bucket. Dip a soft-bristle scrub brush into the bleach and scrub the mold to loosen it. Rinse the area with a damp washcloth.

Pour 3-percent hydrogen peroxide on tough mold. Allow the peroxide to sit for 10 minutes and then wipe the area with damp sponge.

Pour white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle. Spray the vinegar directly onto stubborn mold in the shower stall. Scrub the mold with the scrub brush or sponge and rinse the area with a damp washcloth.

Sprinkle baking soda in the shower stall. Scrub the shower stall with a sponge to remove any lingering musty odors from the mold. Rinse the shower stall with cool water.

Tips & Warnings

  • Turn on the bathroom fan on when you take showers to help reduce the humidity.

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