How to Clean Mold and Mildew in Your Shower

Mold and mildew form in damp places, making your bathroom a likely target. Pink and black mildew and mold are unappealing and potentially harmful if left uncleaned. Learn how to eradicate mold from your shower and prevent it from returning.

How to Remove Mold From Your Shower

Mildew and mold are often seen around drains, grout, or walls. Luckily, there are a few ways to remedy the situation.

Clean Mold in the Shower

Put one part bleach or white vinegar with two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray the affected areas, letting the mixture sit for about 10 minutes. You may see the mold go away on its own, or you can take a coarse brush or toothbrush to scrub it out. Rinse the surface with water.

Use an Antifungal Cleaner

You can use a store-bought antifungal cleaner to kill and eradicate mold and mildew. Pick your preferred brand and spray it on the mold spots. Use a brush or sponge to scrub it away. If you still have stains, try the bleach or white vinegar method above.

Re-Caulk Your Shower

If black mold is in the caulking, it is probably best to remove it and start over. Choose a high-quality caulk and let it dry before you use the shower again.

Clean the Shower Head

Mold and mildew can form on your shower head over time, and it is easy to miss when performing regular cleanings. One easy and efficient way to remove mold or mildew is by putting a one-to-one ratio of vinegar and water in a plastic bag. Place the bag with the mixture over the shower head and seal it with rubber bands, then let it soak for a while before removing.

Preventing Mold and Mildew

When it comes to mildew and mold, prevention is a major part of keeping them at bay. Here are several tips to help prevent or slow their formation:

  • Use ventilation fans
  • Spray vinegar on hard surfaces and let it dry to kill and prevent mold and mildew
  • Clean your bathroom regularly
  • Wipe down the shower after each use

If you follow these tips for your bathroom and shower, you are less likely to see mold and mildew pop up.

Can't Clean Shower Mildew and Mold? Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oneida

Sometimes, no matter how much you clean or the products you use, there comes a point when your shower is overrun by mildew and mold. In that case, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is here to help! Contact us online or call us today for repair or replacement shower services.