Mold thrives in warm moist areas. Therefore, it is likely to appear in the grout in the tiles of your bathroom, particularly in the shower. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of grout on mold. Here are a few suggestions.
Bleach is an effective way to get rid of mold as it kills mold spores and disinfects the surrounding area. To remove mold from grout with bleach you must:
- Mix 1 part bleach with 4 parts water in a spray bottle.
- Spray the solution onto the affected area. Wait about 30 minutes, then scrub the area vigorously with a toothbrush or another type of small brush.
- Rinse with cool water, repeat if necessary.
With Baking Soda
Baking soda is not as effective as bleach in killing mold. But unlike bleach, it will not fade colors on colored grout or tiles. It’s also not as hazardous to inhale.
Here are the steps to take when removing mold with baking soda:
- Mix ½ cup of baking soda with one gallon of water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the affected area.
- Wait about 30 minutes, then rinse the surface with warm water.
Salt is effective at killing mold and other types of single-cell organisms. It’s also easy to use. All you need to do is rub the affected area with a damp cloth. Then sprinkle on salt while the area is still wet and rub it into the grout lines.
Let it sit overnight, then rinse it in the morning.
The acidity in vinegar makes it effective in reducing bacterial growth. To use it you must:
- Mix equal parts distilled white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
- Wait 30 minutes, then scrub the surface with a bristle brush and rinse with warm water.
- Repeat as often as needed.
With Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide has fungicidal and whitening properties making it an effective way to remove mold. Here’s how you can use it on your grout:
- Mix the hydrogen peroxide with flour to create a thick paste.
- Apply the paste to the grout and leave it on overnight.
- Rinse with cold water the next day.
How to Prevent Mold Growth on Shower Grout
Here are some steps you can take to prevent mold growth on the grout in your shower:
- Allow the bathroom to air out for at least 15 minutes after taking a shower by opening the windows.
- Run the exhaust fan in the bathroom for about 20 minutes after showering.
- Wipe down the shower walls after showering or bathing.
- Hang bath towels to dry after using them so they don’t contribute to the humidity in the bathroom.
If you end up with mold growth on the grout on your shower walls and are unable to get rid of it, a replacement may be necessary. Grout Experts will be able to replace your shower grout and suggest other effective solutions. Call us to find out the best ways to deal with your shower grout issues.
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