How to Clean and Prevent Mold in Bathrooms

Mold thrives in the wet, warm environment in most bathrooms and Maid Perfect shares 3 great tips for getting rid of it and keeping it from coming back.

Submitted by Drew Freemantle for Maid Perfect

One of the most common places to find mold is in our bathrooms. Mold needs a moisture, heat and organic materials containing carbon to grow. Our bathrooms provide the perfect environment for mold to thrive.

Preventing Mold in The Bathroom

Eliminate the sources of humidity and moisture for mold to survive.

  • Make sure that you keep floors, countertops, showers dry because mold can begin to form within 24- 48 hours if the conditions are right.
  • Reduce the bathroom moisture by drying your clothes right after you wash them.
  • Get in the habit of always using the bathroom fan.
  • Check every once in a while for leaky faucets and shower heads.
  • Reduce humidity by keeping your home well ventilated.
  • Get a dehumidifier if you have a bad humidity problem.

Three Ways to Get Rid of Mold

Simple white vinegar is one of the best, and least toxic, ways to eliminate mold.
Simple white vinegar is one of the best, and least toxic, ways to eliminate mold.

Method #1 Vinegar

  1. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray the tile, grout, ceramic surfaces liberally and let it sit for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Rinse and scrub the mold with a damp microfiber cloth
  3. Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water and use a stiff toothbrush for stubborn grout. Rinse and repeat if necessary.

Method #2  Hydrogen Peroxide

  1. Put hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and spray the affected area.
  2. Leave peroxide on surface for 10 – 20 minutes
  3. Scrub area with a brush
  4. Rinse

 

Method #3  Borax

  1. Mix one cup of Borax with a gallon of water.

    Borax can be found at most stores and is an effective weapon against tough bathroom mold.
    Borax can be found at most stores and is an effective weapon against tough bathroom mold.
  2. use a brush and the solution to scrub the area.
  3. Rinse and dry

These are just a couple of ways to rid yourself of mold but they have worked well for us. If you have any other questions about cleaning please visit Maid Perfect. We love answering questions and we love to clean.

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