How to Remove Mold Stains from Bathroom



Mold spores are present everywhere in the air, even when you cannot see them. Moist and humid environments provide a ground for them to breed and grow. Look around in your house; think about it; which place is likely to be moist and humid? Yes; you are right – the bathroom seems to be the perfect place for mold to grow in. The green or black spots that you see on the bathroom tiles, in the corner of the shower cubicle, on the edges of the grout are all mold. Once noticed, these mold stains are to be removed immediately. Not only because they are aesthetically unpleasing, but also for the sake of your family’s health. Mold is reported to cause allergic reactions as well as respiratory problems.


So, take some time out, get off the couch, grab a few household items, and follow one of the methods below to get rid of the mold problem that has been haunting you recently. Remember to always wear water-proof gloves and a face mask while removing mold. Otherwise, it can be hazardous. The methods outlined below are meant for mold clean up of a small area; for large area, you may have to call professionals.

Before you start the clean up, always do a spot test on a small area of the bathroom wall, tub, sink, tile or grout. In case of any discoloration that may occur as a result of the application of the cleaning solution, do not proceed with the same cleaning solution. Lastly, dispose of any items that you use to clean off mold from the bathroom. Throw away the gloves, brush and anything else that you use in the garbage bag outside, and tie a tight knot when you do so. Now proceed as follows to remove Mold Stains from Bathroom.


Method One (Removing Mold from Bath Tub)

Things that you will require:

·      Spray bottle
·      Water
·      Baking soda
·      Old toothbrush
·      Soft cloth

Steps that you will need to take:

1.   The first step towards the removal of mold from any kind of area involves preparation of the required cleaning solution. To do so, grab a spray bottle and fill it half way with water. Add baking soda to the bottle such that the solution is slightly concentrated. Shake the bottle well so that both the items mix completely.

2.   Now, spray a generous amount of the cleaning solution on the moldy area.

3.   Leave the cleaning solution in place for 5 to 10 minutes so that it has time to act on the mold spores and releases them from the surface of the bath tub.

4.   Next, grab an old toothbrush with stiff nylon bristles, and start scrubbing the moldy area with it.

5.   Continue to do so till the entire mold has been removed from the surface.

6.   Take a soft cloth, and wipe away any excess mold that is still present on the surface. Do not wash this cloth later and use it for other purposes. Once used on mold, it is necessary to throw it away.

7.   Rinse the tub well with plain water.

8.   Let it dry completely. Most bathrooms have little ventilation inside them. Turn the fan or heater on, and leave the door open.

9.   If mold stains are still slightly visible on your bathtub, repeat the above steps.

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Method Two (Removing Mold from Bathroom Grout)

Things that you will require:

·      Bucket
·      Water
·      Chlorine Bleach
·      Old toothbrush
·      Sponge

Steps that you will need to take:

1.   The first step involves the formulation of the cleaning solution required to clean off the mold from the grout. To do so, grab a bucket, and fill it with 1 gallon of water. Add ½ to 1 cup of chlorine bleach in the water.

2.   Take hold of a sponge, dip it in the mixture of water and chlorine bleach, and apply it to the moldy area.

3.   Once done, grab an old, stiff toothbrush, and start scrubbing the grout with it.

4.   Keep doing so until the entire mold has been removed from the grout, and no stain remains.

5.   Rinse the area well with plain water.

6.   The wet area needs to dry completely. If it does not, mold is likely to reappear. Turn the ventilation on, and leave the door open. Do not close it till the bathroom is completely dry.

7.   If you still see little mold stains on the grout, do not ignore them; repeat the above steps and get rid of them immediately.

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Method Three (Removing Mold from Toilet Tank)

Things that you will require:

·      Spray bottle
·      Distilled white vinegar
·      Bleach-free liquid dish soap
·      Old toothbrush
·      Water
·      Clean cloth

Steps that you will need to take:

1.   Cleaning mold from the Toile Tank requires you to first put together all the ingredients required to make the cleaning solution. Grab any spray bottle that is lying around in your house. Add 2 cups of distilled white vinegar in the spray bottle along with 1 tablespoon on bleach-free liquid dish soap. Shake the bottle well so that all the ingredients mix completely.

2.   Spray the solution on to the affected areas of the toilet tank.

3.   Leave the solution in place for 10 to 15 minutes, allowing it to kill the mold present on the toilet tank.

4.   Now, you need an old toothbrush with nylon bristles. Rinse the brush well with water, and start scrubbing the moldy area.

5.   Continue to do scrub till the entire mold has been removed from the tank.

6.   Wipe the surface with a clean cloth to remove any excess mold present on the surface.

7.   Rinse the affected area with water.

8.   Let the toilet tank dry completely. Wipe it with another clean cloth if necessary. Leave the door open, and turn on the fan.

9.   If you see signs of any remaining mold on the tank after the first clean up, repeat the above steps.

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Method Four (Removing Mold from Bathroom Walls/Ceiling)

Things that you will require:

·      Spray bottle
·      3% hydrogen peroxide
·      Old toothbrush
·      Clean cloth
·      Water

Steps that you will need to take:

1.   To clean mold from the bathroom walls or ceiling, you first need to prepare your cleaning solution. In order to do so, pour some 3% hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. Hydrogen peroxide has the following two qualities which make it a perfect solution to use when cleaning mold from the bathroom wall: it is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It is not hazardous to the environment and is safe to use.

2.   Spray a generous amount of hydrogen peroxide on the moldy area.

3.    Leave the cleaning solution in place for 10 minutes. This will allow hydrogen peroxide to release mold spores from the surface of the walls, and kill the mold.

4.   Now, grab an old toothbrush with stiff, nylon bristles, and start scrubbing the mold saturated in hydrogen peroxide.

5.   Keep scrubbing till the entire mold loosens from the wall surface.

6.   Now, take a clean cloth and wipe away the surface. Wiping with a cloth will get rid of the excess mold still present on the surface.

7.   Rinse the affected area well with plain water.

8.   Open any windows present in the bathroom and turn on the fan. This will help in air circulation within the bathroom. Leave the bathroom door open as well. The bathroom needs to dry completely. If it does not, mold might reappear in the wet areas.

9.   Ensure that all mold stains on Walls/Ceilings have disappeared. If you still see any, repeat the above steps.

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