How to clean mold in your shower the BEST way

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While mould can be a pretty common household issue, it's never fun to find it growing in your home. Chances are, if you have a particularly humid home or live somewhere that has a lot of humidity, you're going to have mould showing up in your home. The most common places people find mould are in the bathroom. Mainly in the shower or bathtub, and even in the toilet and sink. You can also find it growing on the walls in your bathroom if they are really moist. The thing is, mould loves moisture. It thrives in warm, moist and dark environments which is why the bathroom is a great place for it to live. It can also be found in your attic, basement and even in your kitchen and on your walls. If you have a slight mould issue, you can simply clean it up yourself using cleaning tips like this one that uses bleach to get rid of mould. You can also use natural cleaners like white distilled vinegar, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and borax. Jannie Thompson of The DIY Guinea Pig tried using bleach to get rid of the mould growing on her tile grout in her bathroom, and it seemed to work great for her. She found out about these cleaning tips from Pinterest and tried it out right away.

She just cut an old towel up into strips using scissors. Then she wore gloves to protect her hands from the bleach, and when you're working on cleaning up mould, you should always wear protective gear including gloves, a face mask and eye protection. Put your towels into a large container and soak them in the bleach. Do this in the shower, so you don't get bleach all over. Then press the bleach soaked towels onto the mouldy areas so that they stay in place. You can even use some strong tape to keep them covering the mould. The main idea is to have the bleach soak the mould so that it kills it and the spores so it won't reproduce. Make sure you run the bathroom fan while you're doing this and crack a window open so that your home can ventilate and not have the super strong scent of bleach. Then, wait about 4 hours, and you can remove the cloths and wipe away any excess mould. Leave the bleach residue in place so that it can continue to prohibit the growth of mould in your shower area.

Spraying bleach on the mould will also work if you leave it on long enough before wiping the mould off. But using bleach on the mould and then rinsing it off might actually spread the mould spores causing them to grow in other places too. Putting the bleach soak cloths on the mould suffocates the mould and actually gets rid of it instead of just bleaching it which causes it to appear like it's vanished. You can also use a Clorox bleach pen if you like instead of the cloths soaked in bleach. Then, whenever you see a mouldy area, you can do touch-ups by using the bleach pen. If you'd rather us all natural cleaners, you can use vinegar in the same way that you use the bleach and soak the pieces of cloth in the vinegar and place them on the mould. The vinegar works just like the bleach does and will kill the mould when it's left on it for a long period of time. Try these cleaning tips and see how well they work to get rid of mould in your home and be sure to share them with your friends.***

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