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In a recent post, we have a couple of options for Removing mold from hard-to-clean surfaces like wood and upholstery, but what about the wettest room in the house? It may seem easy to clean your bathroom tub and tiles, but areas like grout and caulking are a little more difficult. Don’t worry, there are ways to get rid of stubborn mold in the bathroom without having to vigorously scrub or reseal anything.
Is Mold Really Dangerous?
Mold in your bathroom isn’t actually as dangerous as it sounds. Mold inevitably occurs in rooms where moisture often comes into contact with surfaces can be harmful in small doses it will not cause immediate harm to allergy sufferers or respiratory problems. But with any bacteria or fungus in your home, just worry about them before they become a major problem.
Remove mold from mortar and seal
Removing small amounts of mold and mildew from grout or caulking is easy as long as you have water, an abrasive sponge (or an old toothbrush), water, and some bleach. Make sure you wear gloves and a mask if you want and if you have a bathroom window it should be left open to ventilate the room.
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First, you should clean the area of dirt. Molly maid suggests using a broom or vacuum cleaner to pick up dirt and wash with soap and water to remove as much debris as possible before tackling the mold.
Next, mix one part bleach and ten parts water in a spray bottle and soak the molded area. Let the solution sit for at least five minutes, then scrub with your sponge or old toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies of the tub.
Finally, rinse and wipe with a clean cloth to reveal your now pristine tile grout and grout. If bleach is too much, you can use Alternatives like vinegar or hydrogen peroxide.
How to remove stubborn mold from bathroom corners
The tub corners are the hardest to get to and often have the most mold and mildew. An easy way to remove this baked-on mold is with bleach and Toilet paper or cotton balls. TikToker Lilstepha_ demonstrates how well toilet paper and a generous amount of cleaning solution can remove mold in the hard-to-scrub area of your tub.
First, you’ll want to get a piece of toilet paper. A strip long enough to cover the affected area. Twist the strip so that it has a long twist. Place the toilet paper strip on the corner and soak it in bleach or a bleach-based bathroom cleaner. You need to leave the solution on for 12 hours to remove the mold (so make sure the bathroom is well ventilated).
Leaving the solution to sit for 12 hours may seem like a long time, but if you start cleaning your house early in the morning it will stop when it gets dark or just let it sit overnight. Then, remove the soiled toilet paper (make sure you wear gloves) and wipe the area as you remove the paper. The shape will instantly peel off with the paper. Rinse well and you’re done.