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Getting Rid of Black Mold in Bathroom

by Liz - septiembre 23, 2019

Not everyone has the time to clean their house regularly and instead they look for a good cleaning service in Spring, TX. They can cover many different cleaning chores, from the basic wiping and vacuuming to cleaning black mold in the bathroom. This is a more serious issue that should be dealt with by seasoned professionals who know where to start the cleaning process.

How do I get rid of black mold in my bathroom?

Cleaning kitchen counters is not the same as getting rid of mold and every professional knows that. When it comes to black mold, not having the motivation for cleaning is normal for regular people. Here’s what the pros suggest.

Shower

Some people suggest using bleach, but it’s more potent at removing stains than actually killing mold spores. Other options include baking soda, hydrogen peroxide or ammonia. However, the best way to be sure mold is eradicated is to remove the caulking and replace it altogether.

Shower grout

It might be a good idea to replace the shower grout completely. Alternatively, you can use one of the following solutions.

 

  • Bleach – Use it only on non-sensitive tiles by rubbing it with a firm bristle brush and leaving to rest for half an hour. Then cleanse with warm water and repeat.
  • Baking soda – Make a paste by mixing it with water, let it sit for 10 minutes, rinse and repeat.
  • Vinegar – Use distilled white vinegar which should sit for 30 minutes after spraying. Scrub it, spray again and let it sit for another half an hour before rinsing.
  • Baking soda and hydrogen – Use the mentioned baking soda paste and apply hydrogen over it.

Shower drain

Drains should be kept clean and clear at all times if possible. When cleaning mold, use only vinegar and baking soda and avoid bleach at all costs. 

Shower curtain

The easiest thing to do is to get rid of the shower curtain and get a new one. If you want to clean it, then use a baking soda and water mixture and spray vinegar on top of them later. Alternatively, put the curtain in your washing machine with detergent and soda or borax and run a gentle cycle.

How do you get rid of mold on a bathroom ceiling?

It’s very important to treat the cause of mold on your bathroom ceiling, not just its effect. If the ceiling includes drywall, wood or other porous materials you might need to replace that whole area. If not, here are the steps to clean it.

  • Remove the paint
  • Clean with a mixture of borax, vinegar, and hot water
  • Scrub with a sponge
  • Rinse and repeat if necessary
  • Let it dry
  • Sand it and repaint with waterproof paint.

Can I remove black mold myself?

When you find black mold in your household you might be tempted to handle the problem yourself. Although it should be solved as soon as possible, there are many reasons to let the professionals handle this issue. You could make the situation worse, use the wrong equipment or fail to find some of the hidden mold. Instead, call a mold removal service and relax at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens.

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Time is one of the crucial resources in life and you can use the most of it by calling Big City Maids for any type of cleaning service. No task is too small or too big for our certified cleaners who will leave your home spotless. We even offer a satisfaction guarantee, so don’t hesitate to contact us!