Home & Garden Cleaning & Laundry

Removing Bathroom Molds

    Chlorine Bleach

    • 1). Mix 1/4 cup chlorine bleach with 2 1/2 cups warm water in a spray bottle.

    • 2). Spray directly on mold, and scrub with a rag, sponge or scrub brush.

    • 3). Scrub the mold until it is gone. Discard rags, sponges, and scrub brushes after use to prevent harboring mold spores and possibly spreading them.

    Hydrogen Peroxide

    • 1). Pour 35-percent hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle. Do not use common 3-percent hydrogen peroxide; it is not as effective.

    • 2). Spray the mold to thoroughly soak it.

    • 3). Allow the peroxide to remain on the surface for five to 10 minutes.

    • 4). Scrub the mold from the surface with a rag, scrub brush, or sponge until the mold is gone. Discard the scrub brush, sponge, or rag after use.

    Mold Killer

    • 1). Spray the mold with a commercially prepared mold and mildew killer. Many mold killers come as a kit, which includes the mold killer, a preventative, and a sponge or treated fabric.

    • 2). Allow the mold killer to remain on the surface according to the manufacturer's instructions, usually between 10 and 30 minutes.

    • 3). Wipe the mold away with the cloth or sponge. Throw away the cloth or sponge after use.

    • 4). Spray mold-prone surfaces with a mold preventative. Mold preventatives may last from six to 12 months before reapplication is necessary.

    Soft Surfaces

    • 1). Remove area rugs, shower curtains, and decorative towels.

    • 2). Wash fabric items in the hottest water safe for the material, along with laundry detergent and 1/2 cup of chlorine bleach. If the fabric is not safe to wash with chlorine bleach, substitute 1 cup of white vinegar.

    • 3). Dry the fabric items according to the manufacturer's instructions, either in a clothes dryer or by hanging outside. If you are hanging the items outdoors to dry, hang them on a dry, sunny day rather than a humid day.

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