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4 Tips for Removing Mold From Your Shower

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Four Tips for Addressing Shower Mold in Your Home

Mold grows best in wet, humid places, so it’s no surprise that bathrooms are a common place where all types of mold, including black mold, are found. It can be especially troubling to find mold growing in your shower. Here are four tips for addressing shower mold in your home in Bristol, PA, and preventing it from ever growing back.

1. Attempt To Remove the Mold

There are many product that might already be lying around in your home that can be used to clean a moldy shower. Here are a few ingredients that are often effective at removing mold:

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Bleach
  • Tea tree oil

2. Replace Grout or Caulking

If you are unable to fully clean shower mold from the grout or calking of your shower, it is a good idea to replace it. Start by removing the existing grout with a screwdriver. Then apply new grout and apply a sealer to prevent any future staining.

3. Call in the Professionals

If you are unable to get rid of shower mold on your own, don’t hesitate to call in mold remediation specialists. You should never attempt cleaning a large mold issue on your own because it can easily spread to other parts of your home causing even more damage.

4. Prevent Mold Growth

The easiest, most inexpensive way to deal with bathroom mold is to prevent it from growing in the first place by controlling moisture levels. Make sure to always turn on the bathroom fan when you take a shower and leave it on until all steam is gone. Remove water from glass doors and tile walls with a squeegee and dry any puddles with a towel.

Use these four tips to keep your bathroom shower mold-free. Remember to control moisture levels in your bathroom to prevent mold from growing and call a mold remediation specialist if the problem is too big for you to handle.

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