Black mold is not only disgusting and gross, but it can also be dangerous. Mold should be removed as soon as possible, as it can become toxic and detrimental to your health.
If you went to a hotel and saw black mold on the grout, tiling and base of the shower, you would complain to the front desk straight away...so why live with it in your house?
You are going to want to remove black mold out of the shower as soon as you see it. Luckily for you, we have a few hints and tips of how to attack black mold, and how to prevent it from growing.
How do you get black mold out of shower?
Mold is a fungus that thrives on moist, warm environments. Therefore, a bathroom is often a total hotspot for mold to grow.
Without proper ventilation and hygiene, mold can be a real problem for the shower and for the bathroom. If you are ready to evict any black mold from your shower, then you will need to follow a few of these simple steps.
The first step is to remove the mold as best as you can. To do this you will need an antifungal surface cleaner or mold cleaner such as RMR-86 Instant Mold and Mildew Stain Remover Spray or Clorox.
With your antifungal cleaning products, you are going to want to use a sponge or cloth to wipe away any mold that may be on the surface of the shower, and scrub away at it.
Then, you can use a scrubbing brush to get rid of any tough stains or stubborn areas, before rinsing away with water.
If you still have some black stains, or black mold stuck hard into the shower grout, then you will have to tackle those too.
For instance, you can use a mixture of equal parts water and bleach, place it in a spray bottle, and spray onto the affected area.
Then, leave the solution to sit and work for 5-10 minutes, before taking a scrubbing brush or a toothbrush to the mold. By using an old toothbrush, you can really get into the narrow arches and ridges of the grout, to remove any mold that is lodged between the lines.
Whilst you may have removed the black mold stains, there may still be particles, or mold spores in the air and the bathroom.
Therefore, you will have to eliminate these using a little vinegar. To do this, all you have to do is spray the vinegar onto the affected surfaces, and leave it to try on there. This should kill off any remaining mold spores present.
How do I stop mold growing in my shower?
If you want to prevent any future mold growth in your shower, then there are a few steps that you can take to ensure it does not come back. For example, you will want to reduce the moisture and humidity in the room.
This may seem impossible for a shower, but keeping proper air ventilation is key to keeping mold away. Therefore, after showering, try to remove any residual steam and let the room dry and air out as soon as possible.
In addition, you will want to squeegee the shower and towel dry glass doors and tiles to reduce the risk of mold growing. Remember to wipe and clean thoroughly after use, and keep a good hygiene routine to ensure there is no chance of mold growing in your shower and bathroom in the future.
What cleans shower mold?
To get rid of shower mold, or any mold in your home, you will need an antifungal treatment.
For instance, you will want a disinfectant and antifungal product that can be sprayed onto the affected area, or used with a cloth to scrub and wipe away mold on the shower.
We recommend any of the following: