Of course, black mold is gross. Once they invade your bathroom, you surely don’t want to come around at all. They don’t only visibly annoying but also can create an unpleasant smell.
Luckily, you can solve the problem all by yourself by using easy home supplies that won’t cost you a lot. The steps are not that difficult that you can finish in no time.
Let’s just keep scrolling to check out our quick tutorial on How to Clean Black Mold below.
How to Clean Black Mold
Remove the black mold
First, you need to remove the mold physically from the surface of the tiles by using an antifungal cleaner that you can find in the local hardware store or e-commerce. You can always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the packaging label.
Typically, you will need a rag or sponge damped in the cleaning solution to wipe the mold. If you still find some molds after the first wipe, you can use a scrub brush and then rinse the surface of the tiles with water. You should find those mold stains are physically removed with this single step.
Remove the stains
After the mold is physically removed from the non-porous surface, some stains may still stay around. Here’s what you can do:
- You can mix one part of strong bleach and one part of clean water.
- Spray the mixture onto the stained area and leave it for a few minutes.
- After several minutes, re-spray the stained area with the same cleaning solution.
- Remove the stains by using a scrub brush.
- Rinse the tiles with clean water.
You might want to wear rubber gloves to avoid irritation when you get in touch with harsh chemicals like bleach. If you have an old toothbrush, you can use it to reach difficult areas.
Remove remaining mold spores
Bleach is indeed enough to clean the stains on the tile surface but the invisible mold spores may not be completely removed. Spray strong vinegar onto the affected area that you have cleaned and let it dry to remove the mold spores.
Prevent mold from growing
As part of the room with the highest humidity level, the bathroom is the most prone area of the home to mold invasion. The following tips will help you to prevent the mold from growing further after you have cleaned them.
- Make your own daily cleaner – Keep a spray bottle of the mixture of strong vinegar and essential oil for your daily mold prevention. You can spray the mixture on a daily basis and let it dry completely.
- Wipe dry regularly – Use a dry microfiber cloth to dry up the tiled area of your bathroom daily if possible or, at least, weekly. It will reduce the mold to grow further around.
- Install an exhaust fan – Reducing the humidity as frequently as possible is the ley to prevent mold from growing. Installing an exhaust fan and running it every time you shower is definitely recommended.
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