Is Your Shower Moldy
Finding mold in your shower can be upsetting. Moisture of any kind is a food source for mold, so it goes without reason that in most homes bathrooms and basements are where mold infestation begins. The good news is that you do not have to live with a moldy shower. In some cases, if the affected area is small, you can attempt mold cleanup yourself! To help, here are guidelines to follow for removing black mold from your shower.
Safety should alway be your first priority when you decide to tackle removing mold in your West Roxbury, MA home. Wearing rubber gloves and old clothes is important. Also, proper ventilation is a must. Open a window and turn on the ceiling fan to keep the bathroom ventilated. When you are finished with the cleanup, take off your gloves and clothes and bag them. This will help to prevent the spreading any mold spores throughout other areas of your home. Throwing them away is the safest bet, but if you would like, washing your closes in a washing machine, with hot water should clean them.
Create a Cleaning Solution
There are plenty of cleaning solution options to choose from. You can buy mold removal cleaning products online or at your local hardware store. If you are concerned with using harsh chemicals in your home, white vinegar is an effective and non-toxic choice. Alternatively, you can also combine a gallon of water with a cup of Borax which is a powder laundry detergent easily found at most supermarkets. A bleach solution is an option too, but that can be dangerous and should only be used as a last resort.
Use the Solution
Pour the cleaning solution into a common household spray bottle. Spray the solution over the entire affected area and make sure to spray slightly beyond the visible infestation. Try to saturate the moldy area but not so much that any puddles are created. At this point you should be able to wipe away the mold and the cleaner using a cloth. If mold remains, try using a scrub brush to remove the remaining mold. If mold is stuck in the caulking or grout the best tool to use to remove the mold is an old toothbrush.
By following the above suggestions you can limit the mold damage and should be able to safely remove most mold infestations. However, if the problem persists or if the damage is significant, contact your local mold remediation and cleanup experts here at SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."