How to Clean Mold in a Shower Ceiling


Mold can appear on your shower ceiling if the ceiling is not dried off after each use. These mold spots on your ceiling can make you apprehensive about using that shower on a daily basis. Mold that grows on the shower ceiling could also cause a foul odor in and around your shower. The mold could even make you feel ill. A liquid that is commonly located in households can be used to remove mold from your shower ceiling and prevent the mold from returning.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Face mask
  • Sponges or shower scrubbing brushes
  • Paper towels or cloths
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Put on your rubber gloves and face mask.

  • Scrub the shower ceiling with a wet sponge or wet shower scrubbing brush. Scrub vigorously until you no longer see mold spots on the shower ceiling.

  • Wipe the shower ceiling with paper towels or a cloth towel until you've dried the shower ceiling.

  • Pour 2 cups of white distilled vinegar into a clean spray bottle.

  • Spray the ceiling with the white distilled vinegar. Make sure that you cover all areas of the ceiling affected by mold.

  • Leave the white distilled vinegar on the shower ceiling for about 15 minutes.

  • Scrub the shower ceiling once more with a different wet sponge or wet shower scrubbing brush.

  • Dry the shower ceiling with paper towels or a cloth towel.

  • Inspect the shower ceiling and repeat the cleaning process, if necessary.

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