Mold is a fungus that grows on almost any surface that is continually moist. If you live in a humid environment, mold may be found throughout your house, including kitchen counters, bathrooms, the basement, walls, shelves, and even windows. Bathrooms have the potential to grow mold because these rooms get humid due to the small size and frequent running water. Clean the mold from your bathroom by mixing up some simple home remedies. Always make sure you have adequate ventilation.
Mold Removal Safety
Determine which type of mold you have. Some molds are hazardous, especially black mold. This should be cleaned by a professional. Cleaning up large amounts of mold, such as a 10 foot square area, may be dangerous because while cleaning, you may be breathing in toxic spores which can make you sick.
When cleaning mold, make sure you always wear rubber gloves and protective eyewear.
Use antibacterial dish soap, mixed with hot water, to clean mold. Using a sponge and the hot soapy water mixture, scrub the mold from the surfaces in the bathroom. If the mold is in the grout of the tile, use a soft bristle brush.
Make a chlorine bleach home remedy for killing mold. In a bucket, mix one part bleach with four parts very hot water. After you have scrubbed the mold off, rinse the surface with clean water if the bleach smell is too strong. Pour any remaining bleach and water solution into a spray bottle. Use the bleach in a spray bottle to stop the growth of mold by spraying it on the area once a week.
Vinegar and Peroxide
Make a vinegar and water home remedy for removing mold. In a bucket, mix one part vinegar with one part water and scrub the moldy surface with this solution.
Use hydrogen peroxide to kill the mold on the grout in the shower. Use a toothbrush dipped in hydrogen peroxide to scrub the mold away.
Decrease the humidity in the bathroom. While you are showering or taking a bath, open the windows or use a bathroom vent. Make sure the bathroom has adequate ventilation.
Repair any leaks in the bathroom. The more moisture in your bathroom, the more mold has a chance to thrive. Repair leaky faucets, drips or leaks under the sink, or water entering through windows.