How to Clean Mold in a Bathroom
It is common to find mold growing in bathroom areas like showers and sinks. The fungus can grow on just about any surface as long as it is coated with organic matter – such as dead skin cells, soap residues, and oils – that serves as its food source. Combine this with consistent moisture and a pleasant temperature, and you get a perfect breeding ground for mold.
Mold is typically harmless to a healthy person, but certain types of mold can be toxic and cause health issues. Chances are the mold in your bathroom is not negatively impacting your health, but that doesn’t mean you should simply let it be.
Simple Green d Pro 3 Plus Antibacterial Cleaner can control and inhibit mold growth on hard, non-porous surfaces in the bathroom such as shower walls and doors, sinks, toilets, walls and floors. The triple threat cleaner, disinfectant and deodorizer rids your bathroom of both the off-putting sight and smell of mold.
Before cleaning, be sure to protect yourself from contact with mold by wearing a long sleeve shirt and long pants as well as plastic or rubber gloves and goggles. If your mold removal project appears to be larger than what your experience level or comfort level is, professional services may need to be consulted before proceeding.
- Prepare your Simple Green solution. Use 2 ounces of Simple Green d Pro 3 Plus Antibacterial Cleaner for each gallon of water.
- Apply solution. Apply your solution to the affected areas with a spray bottle and cloth, sponge, brush, mop or sprayer. For spray applications, spray 6-8 inches from surface. Do not breathe spray. Make sure you thoroughly wet the surface and keep it wet for 10 minutes. Rinsing of floors is not necessary unless they are to be waxed or polished.
- Wipe dry. Wipe the area dry with a clean cloth or allow it to air dry.
- Repeat to prevent new growth. Repeat this treatment every 7 days using a fresh Simple Green solution each time. Repeat more often if new growth appears.
TIP: To further prevent future mold growth, run the exhaust fan any time the bathroom is in use. After a shower, leave the fan on for 30 minutes or at least as long as the shower ran, use a towel or squeegee to wipe down shower walls, and leave the curtain open to let the area dry completely.
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