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3 Ways To Say Goodbye To Shower Mold

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

A hallway with black spots on the wall Mold damage in a Rayford, TX home

Mold and mildew love warm, damp locations like your bathtub in Rayford,TX. However, you do not share the same loving feelings for shower mold as it does for your tub. Bid farewell to your moldy foe with these three tips below.

1. Use common household supplies to clean mildew.

Mildew is an early stage of mold growth that typically grows on smooth surfaces like your shower walls. If you notice a small amount of flat yellow, brown or black growth in your tub there are steps you can take to eradicate it with supplies you have on hand. Try using a cleaning paste made with baking soda and liquid soap. If that does not work, spray the section with a water and bleach combination. Once dry, scrub and rinse. Alternatively, apply full strength vinegar and allow to sit for an hour, rinse and dry.

2. Prevent future shower mold from growing.

The best solution is often prevention. Use a vinegar spray after a shower to stop mold from growing. Since mold and mildew love humid conditions, use a household dehumidifier. Turn on a fan or open a window in the bathroom to increase ventilation during and after showers. Clean the shower walls more frequently especially if you notice some mildew starting to form.

3. Know when to hire a professional.

You should not attempt to remove moldy areas greater than ten square feet, or if the mold from the shower walls extends to ceilings, drywall or flooring. Mold spreads very rapidly and portions may be hidden from sight. A rotting, musty smell may indicate the presence of black mold as well. For these instances, a mold restoration specialist is trained on the proper steps to take to safely and effectively remediate the mold.

When shower mold wants to move into your home in Rayford,TX, send it packing by following the three steps above.

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