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Get Rid of Shower Mold: Quick and Easy Tips

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Keeping your Tampa, Florida, home clean is probably a priority for you, even when juggling other responsibilities. However, some household chores can be more challenging than others, such as fighting shower mold. Humidity and moisture give this fungus a prime environment to grow, and it can be difficult to scrub away once it takes hold of tile grout.

If you are currently battling mold in your tile grout, SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene can provide you with strategies to rid the mold.

  1. Try Baking Soda

While some commercial cleaners are designed to fight mold, many have strong odors and may not be gentle on your shower tiles and bathtub walls. For a simple odor-free product, mix baking soda with water until it forms a paste. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to create a pleasant scent. When your baking soda forms a paste, spread it on moldy areas, let sit a few moments, and scrub it away. Lastly, rinse the area thoroughly to ensure all the fungus is gone. Repeat this process until the mold is less noticeable.

  1. Use Vinegar

Using vinegar to clean away shower mold can be useful in two ways. First, it contains a level of acidity that can inhibit further growth. Secondly, vinegar can eliminate the unpleasant, musty odor caused by mycotoxins, which are released by mold as it eats and grows. Add some undiluted vinegar to a spray bottle, coat the shower tiles, rinse, and dry them after an hour.

  1. Call in Professionals

Some types of fungi, such as black mold, can be difficult to eliminate on your own. Calling mold removal and remediation specialists may be the best approach if you are dealing with stubborn or recurring mold issues. Our knowledgeable technicians know how to banish stubborn fungi.

Mold is tricky. Contact SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene at (813) 694-9082 for additional help with mold removal.

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