How to remove mold and mildew from shower tile grout

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Mould can pop up when you least expect it and it can get worse the longer it's left to multiply. That's why it's important to catch it early on and take care of it before it gets out of control because you could end up with a black mould problem throughout your home that could be really bad for your health. There are many tips on how to remove mold and mildew from grout, but some of them use harsh chemical cleaners like bleaches. If you'd rather not use chemicals in your home there are also natural ways for how to remove mold from your home with simple natural cleaners. One of the ways taught to us by Citywide Plumbing Pros is to use hydrogen peroxide. All you need to do is put some hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle, or you can also put a spray nozzle onto the bottle of hydrogen peroxide too. This way you can spray it evenly over the area. Make sure you really saturate the area where there's mould, and you'll start to see it bubbling up as it's killing the mould and fungus.

Allow the hydrogen peroxide to soak for 10 minutes to loosen up and then use a cloth or a scrubbing sponge to scrub the area to remove the mould and mildew. If you see any areas that still have mould or mildew on them, just spray more of the hydrogen peroxide on the areas and repeat the process until you get the desired results. Use hot water to rinse off the tiles or grout; the hot water will also kill any of the mould and mildew. You can also make a natural mould scrub too. Mix 3/4 of a cup of cup baking soda with a 1/4 of a cup of Dr Bronner’s castile soap or dish soap, and add in 1 Tablespoon of filtered water and a few drops of rosemary essential oil. Rosemary essential oil is anti-bacterial and anti fungal which will kill mould; tea tree oil is also great for this too. Mix all of these ingredients in a bowl and use an old toothbrush to scrub the tile and grout with the cleaner. After you've applied it all over the grout and tiles, let it sit for 10 minutes or longer depending on how bad it is, and then scrub some more and rinse off.

You can then store the leftover cleanser in a jar for future use, and you can use it on other areas that may have mould or mildew on them in your bathroom. So around faucets, in the bathtub, or even in the toilet. To prevent mould and mildew from forming in the first place, it's important to keep your environment nice and dry. Since mould thrives in the dark, moist areas, keeping your home dry will mean that mould won't grow as well there. So remember to turn on the fan when you're taking a shower, or open a window in the bathroom. If you're finding mould in other areas of your home, you can use these same cleaning tips or; you can also use white distilled vinegar as a powerful mould killer. Just put the vinegar into a spray bottle like you would with the hydrogen peroxide and then spray it all over the mould, allow to sit for at least 10 minutes or more because this is what kills the mould, then wipe clean with a rag or a cloth. Be sure to wash any cloths immediately after using them to clean up mould. Try out these great cleaning tips on how to remove mould and share them with friends and family.***

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