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How To Remove Mold And Mildew From Shower Tile Grout
There are all sorts of different ways to on how to get mold and mildew out of grout, but they don’t all seem to effectively get the job done as well as you might like.
Here’s an inside look at a few ways you can successfully remove mold and mildew from shower tile grout. Here are a few ways to clean your shower tiles.
The very first way is to use hydrogen peroxide with a spray nozzle attached so you can spray it on the tiles.
Saturate the shower walls wherever the mold and mildew are located. You should hear a foaming sound because it will foam up as it is killing the bacteria.
Let it soak for about ten minutes, allowing enough time for the hydrogen peroxide to penetrate the mold and mildew that is lurking in the shower tile grout.
Now that the gunk in the grout is nice and loose take a rag and wipe it off and it should be nice and clean. Reapply hydrogen peroxide (if needed) to areas where the mold and mildew is a bit peskier.
Use clean hot water to rinse off any excess hydrogen peroxide remaining on the tiles or grout. Hot water also helps to loosen up any remaining buildup.
You’re going to make a homemade soft scrub.
- 3/4 cup baking soda (baking soda in a mound works wonders)
- 1/4 cup of Dr. Bronner’s castile soap or hand washing dish detergent.
- 1 Tablespoon water (Use filtered water) Read more on filtered water here.
- A few drops of rosemary essential oil.
Mix all the ingredients together well in a bowl.
The rosemary oil is going to help out a lot because it’s anti-bacterial and it helps to kill microorganisms.
Dip an old toothbrush or scrub brush in your soft scrub (a little big goes a long way) and work it into the grout really good.
Let this sit for about ten minutes, the same way you did with the hydrogen peroxide. If the stains are really tough allow it to sit even longer, twenty or thirty minutes.
Take a cloth, wipe it off. It not only cleans the tile but also gets rid of the mold and mildew.
You can also use this soft scrub in your sink, bathtub, around nozzles, faucets and anywhere you see any mildew or mold growth starting.
Store any remaining scrub in a closed container.
These are two really quick ways on how to remove mold and mildew from shower tile grout really quickly.
You’ll want to do it when you see mold or mildew starting up so that you keep on top of it.
Having a clean shower is a beautiful thing to have and one we’re sure your family appreciates.