If you feel like you are constantly cleaning mold off of your bathroom's shower, then you will be happy to know that you can completely eliminate it today. Permanently killing mold requires that you cut off it's access to water and remove any spores that are present in your bathroom, especially after water damage. You can have it professionally cleaned, like from Puroclean Certified Restoration Specialist, or you can take care of it yourself. If you don't remove the spores, then the mold will just regrow as soon as they are exposed to moisture.
Use these tips to permanently rid your bathroom shower of mold:
Tip 1: Cut Out and Replace All Silicone Caulking
If your shower has silicone caulking that is moldy, then it is important that you remove it. Caulking is a porous material and when you clean mold off of its surface, it often leaves behind spores buried in the caulking. As soon as the shower gets wet, then the new spores start to grow and soon your shower is once again covered in nasty mold.
Cut the caulking out using a utility knife and replace it with a mold-resistant caulking. You can purchase caulking designed to prevent mold growth at your local hardware store and it is very inexpensive.
Tip 2: Wipe Down the Entire Shower with a Solution of Bleach and Water
To kill any mold that is growing on your shower's tile, grout, or fixtures, you need to wipe them down using a solution of household bleach and water. Mix about a cup of bleach in a gallon of water and dip a rag into the water. Squeeze out the excess water and then rub every surface of the shower with the bleach water. Let the bleach sit on the surface for a few minutes to give it time to kill any mold spores that are present, then wash down the entire shower with clean water.
Tip 3: Ensure Your Bathroom is Correctly Vented
Finally, it is also very important that you verify that your bathroom is correctly vented. If you take a shower and your bathroom fills up with steam, then it needs more venting. Without the steam having a place to vent outdoors, the air in your bathroom will stay moist and this will make the mold regrow. You can vent your bathroom by installing a ceiling fan if it does not have one. If one is already in place, then you should clean it well to improve its efficiency. If you don't have a fan and cannot install one, then you should always keep your bathroom window open during and after showering to give the moisture a place to vent.Share