How to Remove Black Shower Stains

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Get rid of black stains and mold in your shower with a few common household items.
Get rid of black stains and mold in your shower with a few common household items. (Image: shower image by Dragan Trifunovic from Fotolia.com)

Bacteria and mold often grow in warm and wet locations. Bathrooms and showers are the perfect environment for such molds to grow, especially shower curtains and walls. Mold may appear in many colors, including blue, green and even black. The spores in mold can cause health and respiratory problems and should be removed as soon as you see them. Use a few common household items to get rid of black stains in your shower.

Things You'll Need

  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Spray bottle
  • Wire scrubber pad or brush

Mix 1 cup of bleach with 1 gallon of water in a bucket.

Pour the bleach solution into a spray bottle.

Spray the bleach on the black shower stains. Allow the bleach to set into the stain for one to three minutes. The bleach causes the stain to break down for easier removal.

Scrub the shower walls, faucets and curtain, using a wire scrubber pad or brush.

Reapply bleach and scrub the black stain until it is completely removed.

Wash down the shower curtain with water to remove the bleach and any remaining residue.

Tips & Warnings

  • Contact a professional cleaner to remove black stains that persist after bleaching. Stains that linger can be a hazard to your health and breathing.
  • Wear gloves when handling bleach to avoid damaging your skin.

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