Nothing beats a clean home!
However, stubborn mold can sometimes get into our nerves, especially those stuck on our caulk and grout.
Molds may be one of the most stubborn problems that we have in our household. They’re disgusting and can’t be removed easily, and though they can be found everywhere in your home, don’t you hate seeing them accumulate on your grout and caulk?
The reason why we mostly see them in our shower is that these molds thrive in warm and moist places!
Even if you try cleaning your bathroom often, they can still spread quickly, and before you know it, your grout and caulk are already covered with hard-to-remove mold.
In this article, we will be sharing a simple but effective tip by frugallyblonde. It shows a very easy way to get rid of those stubborn molds in your shower caulk and grout.
We’ll also include useful information that you absolutely need to know.
Stubborn Mold Growth on Your Shower Caulk
Did you know that mold spores are very tough? They can stay alive even in extreme cold and heat. In fact, they love warm places! Mold spores are also being spread out through air!
Molds can grow on paper, walls, wood, and of course, your caulk.
Because of the leftover water and scum from soap, molds are easily formed and germinate. If you love warm baths, this will even boost their germination process, and before you know it, your grout and caulk will be covered with mold.
Mold Growth is Bad!
Aside from looking dirty and irritating, these molds can even have bad effects on our health as well.
People suffering from asthma, sensitive skin, also allergies and those people with weak immune systems can even start to experience unknown rashes, itchy and red eyes, as well as sneezing.
Other than those nasty bad effects, we just hate seeing those molds build up, right?
Now, it’s one of the toughest stains to remove, don’t you agree? What methods have you already tried using? Did it work?
Easy Trick to Get Rid of Mold Growth
Not unless you want to replace your caulk every month, then this easy-to-follow trick will be very helpful to you.
You might be surprised to know that removing those tough molds can be quite easy. In fact, you only need a few things that you might already have in your home, and what’s great is that you only need about an hour to fix everything.
Here’s what you will need:
An old toothbrush
A disposable cup
See? Only four items and we can already start!
- Start by mixing about 1/2 cup of bleach with a cup of baking soda.
- Mix it in your disposable cup.
- Mix until you get the similar consistency of toothpaste. So, it may be essential for you to try a little amount first. This way, you won’t waste your ingredients.
- Once you get the right consistency, check if it will stick on the caulk.
- Again, it’s important to make sure that your paste is thick enough so it won’t fall off. Then, set your timer for around 30 minutes and wait.
- A little caution here. It will really have a strong smell, so it’s better if you can turn on your vent especially when you have kids around. You can also open your window to let air through.
- After 30 minutes, go ahead and check on the bleach / baking soda mixture. See if it is still covering the mold, if not, you may need to reapply. Then set the timer for another 30 minutes.
- Once the time is up, then get your old toothbrush and start scrubbing your caulk for a good minute or two.
- Use warm water and wash away the bleach / baking soda mixture.
- It’s important to make sure that you get all of the paste off.
That should do the trick. If ever you still see some mold, you can repeat the process the next day or after a few days.
You should be able to see a huge difference in your bathroom, and we’re pretty sure that you would admire the results. Don’t forget to share the results with us!
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