Removing the bathroom mould no matter how much you clean it. It always seems to come back with a vengeance. But why? And how can you slow it down or stop it from coming back. To get rid of your bathroom mould you need to understand how it gets into your bathroom in the first place. The reason you will find mould in your bathroom is quite simple, because it (when in use) is a humid and damp place.
However it is relatively easy to get rid of your bathroom mould. As it only requires a few basic items. All you will need is either vinegar, borax (Baking Soda), or bleach. All these products can be used in a spray bottle to make using them easier.
The first solution involves the use of vinegar, it is also the simplest method. As this doesn’t need to be diluted at all. In fact the vinegar works better when left without any additional use of water. The main downside to using vinegar (as you can imagine) is the smell. However this can be easily counteracted if you can leave a window open. For the use of the vinegar just spray it onto the tiles that need cleaning and scrub it off. Once done you do not need to rinse the vinegar off the tiles if there is some residue left there.
The second solution is using the baking soda (or another product you can find with borax). The mixture for this solution needs to be 1 cup of baking soda with 3.8L of water. Then all you need to do is pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Again like with vinegar, once finished you do not need to rinse off the excess baking soda solution if you do not wish to.
Finally if all else fails or if you can’t find any vinegar or baking soda. Bleach can be used. While bleach can kill mould quite effectively, please note it is a toxic substance and should be used carefully. To create this solution, mix 1 part of bleach with 10 parts water. Then pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
While you do not need to rinse off the bleach residue after use. If you have any children who may touch the tiles, it would be best to rinse it off. Ensure that when you are using the bleach mixture that you are wearing gloves, keep open the bathroom door and any windows. As you want the area to be as ventilated as possible due to the fumes that are produced by the bleach. If you do end up getting any bleach on you (especially before you mix it) be sure to wash it off as soon as you notice it, as bleach can cause irritations.
If you notice that the mould is in your grout or silicone, it is extremely hard to get rid of. Most of the time you will need to replace either grout or silicone. Regular cleaning is the best way to keep on top of mould as it feeds on organic matter left over from your shower.
If the tiles in your bathroom do end up needing to be replaced, or if you feel like a new look to your bathroom is in order, reach out to our professional and friendly team at Koast will be more than happy to assist you.