3 tips to get rid of bathroom mold

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Nearly every household has dealt with mould at some point. Even newer homes aren't exempt from growing mould in certain places. With mould, the key is to clean it right away, so it doesn't totally take over. It's the mould that's been left for far too long that seems to do the most damage to your home and to your health. It's no secret that mould, especially black mould or Stachybotrys spores, are not good for our health and overall wellness. Which makes it even more important to get it out of there as soon as possible. People who have been exposed to black mould long term can develop respiratory issues as well as neurological problems. So at the first sign of any mould, start cleaning by using these cleaning tips or hire the professionals to come out and clean it up for you. Usually, minimal mould issues won't require a heavy-duty cleanup. It's when it's infested your walls and framing that you will want a more thorough cleaning job. For mould in the shower or on the walls in your bathroom, you can just use these simple cleaning tips and natural cleaners to get the job done.

The bathroom is one of the most common places to find mould. It provides the perfect humid, warm and dark environment that mould spores love. So get out your natural cleaners and get scrubbing. One of the cleaners you can use is baking soda. If you're noticing mould growing in your grout, take some baking soda and water and make a paste. You can then put the paste on the grout and even on caulking and leave it for as long as you need to depending on how bad the mould is. Then, come back and scrub it with a brush. You'll need to use some elbow grease, but the baking soda is slightly abrasive which makes it easier to clean it off. After you've done this, rinse off the baking soda and make sure you're cleaning your bathroom regularly to prevent further mould growth. You will also want to keep your bathroom well ventilated to keep the moisture levels down. Turn on your bathroom fan and open any windows in the bathroom while you're taking your shower and leave it running for at least 10 to 20 minutes after too. You can also keep a mixture of vinegar and water in your shower to spray on the tiles to prevent more mould from growing. Simply mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and leave it in your bathroom or shower for easy access.

Another natural cleaner is a tea tree oil solution. Just take some tea tree oil and put 10 drops of it into a spray bottle with some water. Use this to spray the mouldy areas and leave it work on killing the mould before you scrub it clean. If you find mould around your sink, you can also use these cleaning tips to get rid of it, as well as in your toilet. One of the places people forget to check in their bathroom is in their toilet tank. You can clean any mould you find in your toilet tank with a simple vinegar and water solution. Just drain all of the water from your toilet bowl and tank and turn the water off. Then, pour a gallon of vinegar into the tank and fill it the rest of the way up with water. Allow it to side overnight and then in the morning scrub with a brush and turn your water back on to flush and rinse. Try out these cleaning tips to get rid of mould in your bathroom.***

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