Step One: Buy or Prepare Mold Cleaner
Mold cleaners and removers are available at most home improvement stores, such as Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, and Dazey’s Hubbards. You can also find them in Walmart, Fred Meyer, and other retailers. You may also find them in office supply stores such as Office Depot or Staples. Online retailers also sell mold removal solutions.
Step Two: Wash Away the Bathroom Mold
Use the mold remover to wash the bathroom mold by following the directions on the bottle. Typically, you’ll spray the affected area and allow it to penetrate for 5-10 minutes. Then, use a damp cloth to wash away the mold.
If you prefer not to use mold cleaner, you can substitute a mixture of dish soap and water. Simply scrub the area with the soap mixture until the mold is no longer visible.
Then, be sure to let the dampened area dry.
Step Three: Apply Bleach or Vinegar
Before you begin this step, be sure to crack a window for ventilation. You should also wear gloves and glasses to protect your hands and eyes. Then, combine ¼ cup bleach with one quart of water, and mix well. You can either apply the bleach solution with a sponge, or transfer it to an empty spray bottle, and spray the affected area. Allow the bleach mixture to remain for an hour, and then wipe the area clean.
If you do not wish to use bleach, you can use white vinegar. You’ll follow the same steps if you’re using vinegar.
Tips for Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home
Mold thrives in damp environments, such as Southern Oregon where mold growth is common. However, you can help prevent the growth of mold in your home. Here are simple tips to help prevent bathroom mold.
- Run a dehumidifier to keep humidity in your home below 50%
- Repair leaks in your roof, wall, or plumbing ASAP.
- Hire a reputable water damage restoration company if you’ve experienced a flood or leak.
- Ensure all your exhaust fans vent outside
- Remove and clean any carpets or rugs damaged by water
- Use mold-inhibiting paint additives when you paint rooms in your home
- Use mold-killing cleaners in your bathrooms, and on mold on bathroom ceilings
Mold Removal and Remediation Services in Southern Oregon
If you discover mildew in your shower or mold on bathroom ceilings, ProKleen can help. In addition to providing mold testing, and remediation, ProKleen offers tile and grout cleaning. We also provide the area’s best HVAC cleaning, which can keep all vents clean and dry. To schedule services, contact us online, or call 541-857-1818.