Shower mold can quickly become a problem in any bathroom, even if it’s never been an issue before. If you see mold starting to sprout up in your shower, then take action as soon as possible. Mold can be unsightly and even cause sever health problems if you don’t get rid of it. When necessary, get professional help to expel mold permanently. However, for a tamer situation, here are some simple steps to help reduce and prevent shower mold.
First, you need to identify if there is a water leak in your shower, If so, it won’t matter how many surface level repairs you do, the mold will continue to be a problem. So, make sure to get that issue resolved from the get go and then tackle the mold problem.
Make a paste out of one cup baking soda, one teaspoon liquid soap, essential oils (to add a nice fragrance), and enough water get the right texture. Apply the paste to the mold, let it sit for a bit, and then wipe it off. Repeat this as necessary and then make sure to clean your tile and shower regularly to keep the mold away.
Make a spray out of 1 part water, 1 part bleach. Spray the mixture onto the molded area and let it dry. Spray a second time and scrub at the mold. Continue to do this until the mold is gone. Use bleach every now and then to clean your shower because the chemical kills any mold that may try to grow.
Put vinegar in a spray bottle and (without diluting it) spray it on the moldy spots. Let it sit for an hour and then, with a rag dipped in hot water, wipe it up. Make sure to keep the shower as dry as possible (when not being used) because dampness helps mold thrive.
Another great chemical that kills (some types of) mold is hydrogen peroxide. Put it in a spray bottle and spray the mold. Wait for a bit to see if the mold fades. If it doesn’t, then you’ll need a different cleaner. If it does, spray the rest of the mold, wait 25 minutes or so, and then wipe it up.
If necessary, you might have to replace the grout in your shower. In fact, if your mold problem has been bad, it might just be a good idea to replace the grout anyway, just to be safe. It’s a bit of work, but it’s worth it.