How to Wash Bathroom Mold and Mildew With White Vinegar

Mold, and its early-stage counterpart, mould, are forms of fungi which grow in damp locations and replicate quickly. Mold and mildew may cause rashes and respiratory conditions, and occasionally more severe health conditions which affect the nervous system. Consequently, you have to eliminate mold and mildew quickly. Bathroom surfaces, particularly tile around the tub and shower, tend to be mildew and mould incubators due to the humidity and heat which collect there. However, you can generally eliminate the unwanted substances easily with white vinegar in combination with baking soda as a scouring agent.

Fill a small spray bottle with vinegar.

Spray the affected regions — such as tile, grout, painted walls, and any ceramic or porcelain surfaces — liberally with vinegar. Let it sit for one to two hours.

Scrub the mould and mildew away with a damp microfiber cloth. Scrub tiling grout or hard-to-reach seams and corners with a stiff-bristle toothbrush. Rinse with water.

Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Apply the glue to any hard-to-remove traces of mildew or mould. Spray with vinegar, and rinse with a damp microfiber cloth, scouring pad or stiff-bristle toothbrush, based on the intensity of the mould or mildew.

Wash the affected areas with water. Repeat Step 4 if needed.

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