Many of us lead busy lives and do not have the time to give our showers a scrub every other day. But one common affliction that most everyone has experienced is the development of ugly black mold in shower grout lines. At the Grout Medic, we understand how frustrating this can be. But how can you remove it and prevent it from showing up in your home? Keep reading to find out.
Your best bet when waging war with this unwelcome spore factory will be either bleach, vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide. You can, of course, find a premixed mold killer at the store but it is likely just going to have one of these active ingredients in it. Since most people already have one or all the ingredients on hand, you can save money by just mixing up a solution yourself.
Pour your cleaner of choice into a spray bottle for easier application. Allow that to sit for a couple of minutes on the grout. Afterwards, take a stiff brush (a toothbrush is great for tight corners) and scrub to remove the mold. And if you notice mold creeping back up in a few days, just repeat the process until it is gone.
If you dread scrubbing away at dingy grout, the good news is that prevention of mold and grime is easy. The main contributor to mold is humidity and standing water. So, one simple thing that you can do is make it a habit to dry off your shower walls and tub after each use.
One important factor to keep in mind is that mold that gets into the actual pores of your grout is going to be much harder to remove. So, making sure that you seal your grout annually will save you a lot of heartache as well.
If your caulking is growing mold, well the bad news is that no amount of cleaning will do the trick. At that point you will have to remove it and replace it. But no matter what situation you find yourself in when it comes to your grout and tile, The Grout Medic can help you. We can effectively and thoroughly clean your tile and grout and remove mold. But if you need grout or caulking replaced, we can take care of that for you as well. Give us a call today to schedule a free estimate!