When it comes to types of molds, there are literally thousands of different kinds that you can run into. Mold spores move throughout the air we breathe and it's inevitable it will grow in your home, especially in the places that deal with a lot of moisture. Once mold settles inside a home, it reproduces within 24-48 hours and grows quickly since it only needs moisture and oxygen. When it comes to your plumbing appliances and keeping them clean, the team at Mr. Rooter Atlanta is always here to help!
Mildew forms on the surfaces of things while mold is a fungus that can penetrate into your walls or surfaces, meaning it is much more dangerous and risky. Mold tends to grow in damp or moist areas of your home that dry out as easily, so if you see any black or green gunk forming in your tile, your shower, or on your walls, you have mold growth and need to clean it immediately.
Mold can cause a lot of health risks to you and your family if not cleaned right away. If you notice mold growth in your shower, bathroom, or anywhere in your home, here's how to get rid of it…
Are You Experiencing Mold Growth in Your Shower?
When it comes to mold growth, you want to take the proper steps to fully get rid of it. You want to make sure you have the proper tools and cleaning products which are a cleaner specifically for mold, spray bottle, rubber gloves, cleaning cloth or paper towels, scrubbing brush, bleach, vinegar, safety gear.
Now that you have all the proper cleaning gear, you can get to the actual cleaning part. You'll want to start by spraying down the entire surface that is experiencing mold growth. Let that soak for 20 minutes and then apply your paper towels in the grout of your tile or show and let it soak up the mold. Once the mold is soaked into your paper towel, you'll want to grab your scrubbing brush and scrub every little crevice and crack there is. Then rinse your shower with clean water and wipe the surface down. Once your shower is fully cleaned and free from mold, you'll want to scrub any stains or infected areas with bleach to ensure the mold is fully removed. Rinse and wipe the surface again. Once this step is completed, you can finish your cleaning by spraying your shower with vinegar and let it air dry.
The team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing has seen its fair share of moldy showers and we've seen the damage and risk it can cause to your home, your health, and your home's health. That's why it's so important to keep your shower clean and dry!
Are you looking for tips on how to remove mold from your shower? Is your shower starting to grow mold and you want to ensure your family's safety and health? Our team is here to help! We can give you our top tips for removing mold to ensure your family's health is never at risk. Call our office today to speak to one of our professional plumbers and learn more.