How to clean mold out of shower grout

How to clean mold out of shower groutThe humidity that accumulates in a bathroom can create a thriving environment for mold and mildew.

If ventilation is poor, moisture can gather in small spaces and encourage mold to grow.

If you’ve attempted to clean mold out of shower grout without much luck, here are some ideas. All you’ll need is a scrub brush (or toothbrush) and the natural cleaners listed here.

Gather your cleaners

You’ll first want to gather these products: baking soda, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Once you have your natural cleaners and bristled brush ready, remove any personal hygiene items from the shower.

Baking soda

Baking soda can be used to both kill mold and to prevent it from returning.

  • Mix one-quarter tablespoon of baking soda in spray bottle with water
  • Spray the mildew or mold area thoroughly
  • Use a scrub brush to get rid of the mold
  • Rinse the surface with warm water to remove residue
  • Spray the surface with the baking soda mixture again and let dry to prevent mold from returning

Vinegar

Vinegar can kill mold due to its acidity. It’s often combined with baking soda, but can stand alone as a natural cleaner.

  • Pour white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle
  • Spray vinegar onto the moldy surface and let sit for one hour
  • Rinse the surface with warm water and allow the surface to dry

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is an anti-bacterial solution that can kill mold on a variety of surfaces

  • Pour hydrogen peroxide (3% concentrated) into a spray bottle
  • Spray hydrogen peroxide onto moldy surface and let it sit for 10 minutes
  • Use a scrub brush to remove the mold
  • Rinse the surface with warm water and allow the surface to dry
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