Home Maintenance – Preventing Mold in Showers and Faucets

bleach and baking sodaIt happens all the time. No matter how much you clean your showers and around the sink faucets – there it is – the beginning of that dreaded mold. Most products out there that claim if you use it on a regular basis, you’ll never have to clean again. Yeah, right.

Here’s another handy, made at home remedy you can use for removing that ugly mold:

Mix equal parts of household bleach and baking soda. It should be the consistency of a thick paste. Brush on your grout, using a small paint brush or even an old toothbrush, around faucets, etc. and leave on overnight. Rinse off in the morning using a hard bristle brush. Hopefully one time will take care of it. If not, repeat the process.

It takes time and moisture for mold to grow. Here are some tips to help prevent it:

  • Run the bathroom fan when you take a bath or shower
  • Leave the shower curtain or shower doors open so the shower can air out and dry thoroughly
  • Regularly clean the tile and grout in your tub and shower

Since the bleach will have a strong odor, be sure the open your bathroom window or run the fan for awhile after application. Good luck!

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