How to Remove Black Mold from Shower Walls and Caulking

How to Remove Black Mold from Shower WallsBathrooms are naturally wet places due to all the warm water that is being used . Mold loves warm moist conditions and will flourish naturally if not kept in check . I have provided some information below on how to remove black mold from shower walls and shower caulking .

Remember mold needs 4 conditions present  to grow

  1. organic matter as a food source food
  2. moisture
  3. warmth
  4. oxygen

How To Remove Mold From The Shower – Quickly and Easily

No matter how often you clean your shower, it is likely that at some point (especially during the colder months) you have noticed some mold growing. And once it start’s growing, it doesn’t take long before it seems to be in every crack and crevice!

If you find yourself in this situation, then there is no need to stress. There are some relatively easy ways to remove mold from your shower area.

Removing most mold from the shower recess is actually pretty easy. The drain hole/plug hole one of the most common spots for mold to grow, take a look at the pic below for a before and after pic.

How to Get Rid of Mold in Bathroom| Best Ways to Remove Mold

Ugh. Mold. It’s ugly and tenacious. It’s the uninvited guest that keeps visiting — no matter how rude you are to it. But, unwittingly, you may be setting up the perfect conditions for mold’s return: a food source, lots of moisture, and a pleasant temperature.

“You’ve got to eliminate one of those three legs of the stool so mold won’t grow,” says Pete Duncanson, director of system development for ServiceMaster Restore. “And it’s always easier to prevent than to remediate.”

Assuming you like warm showers and a comfy thermostat setting, there’s not much you can do about the temperature mold loves. But you can get rid of mold — and permanently prevent it — by controlling the other two factors: food and moisture. Here’s how.

Mold is a horror flick cliché. It’s everywhere. It’s alive. It spreads by spores floating in the air. And it can grow on any surface — porcelain, plastic, copper, silicone — as long as that surface is coated with organic matter.

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6 Ways to Get Rid of Moldy Bathroom Walls

A little baking soda can take care of just about anything. This non-toxic wonder product is safe and easy to use, and has drying properties that can effectively prevent future mold from growing. To kill mold, combine a spoonful of baking soda with water in a spray bottle. Spray moldy areas and use a sponge or non-scratch scour pad to scrub the mold away.

Vinegar is another favorite non-toxic cleaning product that works well on moldy walls. Simply pour it in a spray bottle and apply to moldy surfaces. Let it sit for an hour, then wipe the area clean with water and let it dry.

When using bleach, it is important to always wear gloves and be careful not to get any of the bleach solution on color clothes, towels or bath rugs. To clean mold with bleach, make a solution of ¾ cup bleach per gallon of warm water. Apply the solution to affected areas with a spray bottle, sponge or brush. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water and allow to dry.

Much like vinegar and baking soda, borax is one of those cleaning products that can take care of almost any job. To prevent mold, you can sprinkle a little borax powder on a damp sponge or washcloth and scrub your showers, tubs, sinks and tiles, then rinse with water. Or, to tackle a bigger cleaning project, you can mix a cup of borax with a gallon of water and use the mixture to scrub your whole bathroom. As the mold comes loose, wipe your surfaces clean with a damp rag and then dry thoroughly.


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The Surprising Truth about Mold | Prevention

It’s dangerous—but not in the way you think

Google the phrase toxic mold and you’ll come up with a staggering 375,000-plus hits. Many are for sites recounting tales of families fleeing, and even torching, homes infested with fungi so toxic that they have been linked to brain damage. You’ll also find plenty of sites hawking do-it-yourself “mold test kits” and attorneys specializing in “mold litigation.” Is this just hype, or does mold really pose a health threat?

It does, just not in the way you might think. The truth is, all molds, even nontoxic types such as Chaetomium and Mucor (the ones that colonize your shower), can make you sick. In fact, nontoxic molds are most likely to make you ill, because they’re much more common, says mold expert Jay Portnoy, MD, an allergist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Mold comes in thousands of different strains, but only a few, including the notorious Stachybotrys chartarum, aka black mold, produce toxins. Researchers acknowledge that these toxins are potent enough to cause serious problems in healthy people. But they are still debating whether people are actually exposed to high enough concentrations to cause major illness. “There isn’t yet sufficient evidence to prove or disprove this,” says Stephen C. Redd, MD, chief of the air pollution branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

However, there is already plenty of evidence that all molds can potentially cause rashes, headaches, dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions (like hay fever), and asthma attacks. In people with weakened immune systems, they can cause serious lung infections.

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