How to Clean Mold from Shower
Moisture is common in your bathroom after a shower or bath, which means mold and mildew are prone to form in your shower. Water can accumulate in the silicone sealant, on the walls, and in the drains. When not taken care of properly, mold can start to form in as little as 24 hours, permanently staining grout and sealant and causing health problems.
Take control of the situation by learning how to clean mold from your shower and prevent growth from occurring in the future. If you believe you have an overwhelming mold situation in your bathroom, contact a mold removal company like CLEAR Restoration to safely and efficiently clean up your bathroom.
Signs that Mold in Your Shower is Worse Than You Thought
When learning how to clean mold from your shower, you must be aware of the warning signs that mold growth has gotten out of control. You will know when mold has become worse than you thought when:
- You have plumbing issues.
- You develop respiratory problems.
- The mold is growing in other places throughout the house.
- The moldy area is more than 10 square feet in size.
If you start to see pools of water forming in areas where they shouldn’t be, or you are having issues with your sink or toilets, you could be dealing with plumbing issues caused by mold. Chances are the mold spread from your shower to other areas throughout your house. If that is the case, you need to call a professional to help eliminate the mold.
If you see any of these signs, call CLEAR Restoration to inspect your home and remove any mold to prevent structural damage and protect your health.
How to Start Cleaning the Mold in Your Shower
If you are dealing with a mild case of mildew or a small mold outbreak, you can easily clean the mold from your shower. You’ll need an antifungal cleaner, distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle, a soft cleaning brush, gloves, and a mask to clean the mold from your shower. Even if you are dealing with a minor case of mold, you should wear gloves and a mask, so your skin doesn’t make contact with the mold and you don’t breathe it in.
Start by spraying the antifungal cleaner onto the problem area. Once you’ve thoroughly sprayed the area, start scrubbing it with your brush. After you’ve cleaned the site, you can respray it with distilled white vinegar to slow down any regrowth. Let the vinegar dry, and use a clean cloth towel to dry up any remaining wet surfaces.
If you don’t have an antifungal cleaner, you can use common household items to clean the mold from your shower. Spray white vinegar onto the mold and allow it to sit for an hour, then rinse. If you need to scrub it, then mix one teaspoon of baking soda with two cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle until it’s mixed, spray the mold area, and scrub with your brush. Then, rinse the area with a damp washcloth and dry it with a cloth towel. Then spray with vinegar again.
Prevent Mold from Coming Back to Your Shower
Now that you know how to clean the mold from your shower, it’s time to take preventative measures, so the mold doesn’t come back. The first thing you should do is let an exhaust fan run for 10-15 minutes after your shower. This will help dry out the bathroom and eliminate any moisture. Alternatively, you can use a dehumidifier to help get rid of excess moisture in the bathroom.
Maintain a mold-free bathroom by soaking up water in the silicone, on the tiles, and on the countertops to prevent mold in your shower. CLEAR Restoration also recommends spraying distilled white vinegar every day onto the surface of your shower as it is a powerful solution that kills mold spores and drastically slows down regrowth.
Contact CLEAR Restoration to Clean Up Mold in Your Shower
While you know how to clean mold from your shower, sometimes mold growth can become too overwhelming and unsafe for you to clean. When you contact CLEAR Restoration for mold removal and abatement services, they can quickly eliminate mold to protect your home and health. Call us today at 225-245-3575 to restore your home.