Safety First – Before tearing out that wall or any bathroom tiles covered in mold growth please be aware of other occupants in the residence that are breathing the same airspace as you. You may need to temporarily relocate any pets or people from the residence until Your Bathroom Mold Removal Plan is Completed.
Take care of you! Especially, when taking on any mold cleaning project in confined spaces. Many standard bathrooms are built small with limited ventilation and good quality airspace from which to breathe. Wearing a respirator may be appropriate for your mold remediation project.
If the visible or suspected affected areas of mold growth is more than nine square feet in area; it may be necessary to get the mold tested for toxicity before continuing your restoration work. If the contaminated area is manageable then lets move forward and get'r done!
The following tools are fundamental for small areas of 10 square feet or less. And, will make your next mold clean-up job more safe and efficient!
For projects larger than a 3 x 3 area and which have been subject to flood or sewer damage; a professional mold removal service should be consulted (many times free for initial estimate) before continuing.
It is not safe to breathe in the gasses produced by chlgassested bleach and ammonia (take care to keep bleach and ammonia from mixing together – highly poisonous gases will result from any interaction of the two chemicals). Take appropriate precautions to use proper breathing protection such as a N-95 respirator anytime that you are working with these chemicals – especially in non-ventilated and enclosed areas. Take Care of You and Yours when removing mold with these products!
There are many different solutions that you can use to remove black mold from your bathroom. Some mold and mildew cleaners are Eco-friendly and non-abrasive. The How to Eliminate Black Mold Post provides the pros, cons and how to use these mold cleaning products.
The best way to get rid of shower mold is.., Prevention! Sorry, but there is no number one supreme way to rid yourself of this disgusting fungi! There are just too many different variables for each mold remediation plan to explore in this post.
The mold remediation process will factor in length of time the mold has been present and type of organic material it is feeding on. Effectively removing shower mold will depend primarily on the size and depth in which any mold has penetrated the soiled area.
Bathtub mold is normally not a problem with the exception of mold growth around the faucet and drains. Sometimes, this is a challenge where the tub is sealed in against the wall with bathroom caulk.
Get your spray bottle and apply the cleaning solution to all visible mold. Also, generously mist any suspect areas that may have mold spores present.
Let sit for a few minutes and scrub-a-dub-dub.
Rinse and Repeat if Necessary.
Let completely dry and replace caulk if necessary.
Mold growth around the bathroom sink is often found underneath any standing objects adjacent to a wall. And, can be found in the caulk lines that seal crevices between the wall and sink basin.
Mold may also attempt to take root in any unsealed cracks or crevices between the faucet handles, spout and the sink itself.
Spray or wipe on your mold cleaning solution of choice onto the tainted area. Let the cleaning agent soak into the fungi and then rinse.
A little scrubbing with your favorite (old) toothbrush and some bleach or baking soda solution, may be needed for more stubborn stains.
Cleaning mold from bathroom tile is generally routine. Often enough, you can simply wipe away any mold growth from the tile surface straight away without too much effort.
However, the grout that separates your tiles can be more of a challenge to clean. Grout is porous and can absorb liquids and dirt. Especially, if not properly sealed and or cleaned routinely.
Therefore, it retains moisture for longer periods of time and gives mold and mildew a better foundation in which to grow and flourish.
Bleach and Hydrogen Peroxide are good non-porous cleaners for removing mold. They are both bleaching agents and can do an adequate job of removing any small surface stains from your tile and even the grout.
However, if any mold growth has set-up home a little deeper into the grout, then the mold stains may very well appear again in the near future.
In this case, the bleach eliminated the surface mold growth and did not reach out to its roots.
And, because the grout is porous, then the liquidity of the bleach or peroxide only added to the moist environmental needs of the mold to continue to grow.
If the mold stains re-emerge, then you may need to replace the grout and properly seal it once again.
Mold and Mildew absolutely love to hang out in the bathroom. Typically, most bathrooms get to see little light, are poorly ventilated (exception: fart fan is in operation) and the windows (if any present) are closed.
Often enough, many restrooms are pretty tiny and produce a ton of humidity when the shower is in use.
The small area, poor air circulation, high humidity and low lighting levels make this an ideal environment for mold growth to absolutely thrive in.
Any water that will not drain properly OR left to stand for a period of time, will eventually create a moisture problem. An environment such as this is conducive to absolute rapid mold growth.
Hopefully, this article will get your bathroom mold removal project off to a good start! If you continue to have a recurrence of mold stains in your bathroom, then there may be a leak or other on-going water issue nearby. And, it may be advisable to contact your local bathroom mold removal technician right away.