How to Clean Mold From Tub Corners, Tiles, and Grout With Toilet Paper
In a recent post, we offered several options for removing mold from difficult-to-clean surfaces like wood and upholstery, but what about the wettest room in the house? Cleaning the tub and bathroom tiles may seem simple, but areas like grout and caulk are a little more difficult. Don’t worry, there are ways to remove stubborn mildew from your bathroom without going through a lot of cleaning or re-sealing any sealants.
Is mold really dangerous?
Mold in the bathroom is actually not as dangerous as it seems. In rooms where moisture often comes into contact with surfaces, mold is bound to form, and although it can be harmful to people with allergies or respiratory diseases, it will not cause immediate harm in small doses. But with any bacteria or fungi in your home, you just need to take care of them before they become a bigger problem.
Removing mold from mortar and caulking
Removing small amounts of mildew and mildew from the mortar or caulk is easy if you have water, a cleaning sponge (or an old toothbrush), water, and some bleach. Be sure to wear gloves and a mask if you like, and if you have a bathroom window you should keep it open to ventilate the room.
First, you need to clear the area of debris. Molly Maid suggests using a broom or vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt and rinsing it with soap and water to pick up as much deposits as possible before removing the mold.
Then mix one part bleach and ten parts water in a spray bottle and saturate the molded surface. Let the solution sit for at least five minutes, then scrub with a sponge or old toothbrush to penetrate the nooks and crannies in the tub.
Finally, rinse and wipe with a clean cloth to expose the now-intact tile grout and caulk. If there is too much bleach, alternatives such as vinegar or hydrogen peroxide can be used.
How to remove stubborn mildew from bathroom corners
Bathtub corners are the hardest to reach and often have the most mold and mildew. An easy way to remove this stuck-on mold is to use bleach and toilet paper or cotton balls . TikToker Lilstepha_ demonstrates how well toilet paper and a large amount of cleaning solution get rid of mold in hard-to-reach areas of your bath.
First, you want a piece of toilet paper. The strip is long enough to cover the affected area. Twist the strip so that it forms a long curl. Place a strip of toilet paper on a corner and soak it in bleach or a cleaner based on bleach. You will need to let the solution sit for 12 hours to remove the mold (so make sure the bathroom is well ventilated).
Leaving the solution on for 12 hours may seem like a long time, but if you start cleaning the house early in the morning, it will harden by night or just leave it overnight. Then, remove the dirty toilet paper (make sure you are wearing gloves) and wipe the area while removing the paper. The form will open along with the paper. Give it a good rinse and you’re done.