The most effective ways to remove mildew from shower tile grout

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Cleaning your shower is never a fun job, but it's even worse when you have mold or mildew growing in your shower. Mold and mildew can be difficult to get rid of, but the good news is that it will be easier if you have a plan and use the right products. Mildew is a form of mold, and it usually grows in damp, dark and stuffy areas. Mold and mildew alike need to be handled pretty aggressively, and you will have to monitor them and be on top of any new growth as soon as it appears. You can learn how to remove mold and mildew using natural house cleaners as well so you can reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals from your home. Many cleaning tips on how to remove mold and mildew may say to use bleach, but since bleach is a water-based product it may only exasperate the problem since mold and mildew need water to grow. The best way to remove mold or mildew will be to completely dry out the area it's growing in and keep the room it's growing in as dry as possible. Then, use an antifungal natural house cleaner to kill the mold and continue to use it, so the mold and mildew have no chance of returning.

Some of the first natural house cleaners mentioned on the list over at N Cleaning Tips are baking soda, white vinegar and lemon juice which are wonderful for removing mold and mildew. First of all, baking soda will dry out the area by soaking up any moisture. It's also great for getting rid of odours which mildew and mold certainly have. In fact, if you have either mold or mildew one of the first ways you may notice it is by the musty smell it gives off. White vinegar is also great for neutralizing odours, and it's an antifungal cleaner so it will also kill mold and mildew when it comes into contact with it. Just like vinegar lemon juice has some incredible antifungal properties and it also contains acids much like vinegar does which will kill mold and mildew. Using the three natural house cleaners together will be a surefire way to get rid of mold in your shower. Just be sure to let the cleaners sit on the mold for at least 15 minutes to kill the mold and then clean it off. Repeat as many times as needed. Making a spray or a paste with these natural house cleaners is the best way to attack mold so try both and see which one works best for you.

They do mention using bleach, but this should only be done in extreme cases of mold growth to bleach the area where mold has discoloured. The bleach can be followed up with some of the natural cleaning methods. Whenever you're cleaning mold or mildew always make sure you take the precaution to protect yourself from the mold spores which can irritate if you breathe them in, get them on your skin or in your eyes. So make sure you wear protective eyewear, gloves, and a mask to protect yourself. Also, be sure you throw away any of the cleaning rags or cloths you used to clean the mold away since you could spread the mold around if you use them again. If your mold problem is beyond repair, you should consider calling in the professionals to take care of it for you since there could be structural damage involved that you'll need to take care of. Check out the natural methods on how to remove mold on the N Cleaning Tips website.***

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