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This is the ultimate mold cleaning guide.

We’ll go one-by-one in each section. Let’s start with the washing machine.

How to clean mold in washing machine

In general, you can detect mold in washing machine by the odor. In some cases, the washing machine doesn’t smell, but the clothes do. If either happens, you should think about cleaning your washing machine.

How dirty can a washing machine get? Extremely dirty if it develops mold in the drum.

The danger with mold is not just the odor. If mold sticks to your clothes, it can affect your health. Inhaled toxic mold can cause a bunch of sicknesses that have symptoms like chronic fatigue, cold symptoms, flu-like symptoms, or even memory loss.

Notice how the symptoms can be very hard to diagnose? It’s important to keep your home clean by keeping your cleaning tools and machine sanitized. It’s essential to stay healthy, especially at this time.

How Mold Develops

Damp and dark places develop molds because they are not exposed to sunlight on a regular basis. Indoor washing machines are susceptible to molds because they are usually placed in a corner with no ample sunlight. Even if the room has some sunlight, the washing and drying drums are usually not exposed to light.

The only solution is to regularly clean your cleaning machines. Ideally, you should clean up after every use. Cleaning after use will help you prevent mold from accumulating in your washing machine.

Mold Prevention

#1. Sun exposure is a great way to prevent molds from forming in your washing machine. You can remove the agitator, clean it and let it dry under the sun.

#2. There are some Whirlpool washing machines with removable barrel/drum. You only need a screwdriver to detach it. Check your machine’s manual to see if the manufacturer recommends taking out the barrel or not.

If it’s not recommended in the manual don’t remove it even if it looks easy. Sometimes the barrel will be easy to remove but very hard to put back in. If you can’t remove it then just clean the insides of your machine with a detail brush set or home scrubber.

Here’s how to remove the drum from a top loader washing machine. Again, don’t do this if it’s not recommended in the manual as you might cause irreversible damage to your machine.

#3. Don’t keep your clothes in your washing machine. Take out your clothes immediately after you’re done. Some people will forget to take out the clothes which will cause them to smell. This contributes to mold growing even more inside the machine.

How to Clean Washing Machine Naturally

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What you need.

  1. Scrub brush or home scrubber
  2. Vinegar (bleach can be an alternative)
  3. Water

Steps to Clean Frontloading Washing Machines

It’s easier to clean modern washing machines made in the last five years. They usually have a self-cleaning button. Buttons are labeled and you should easily find the right button to self-clean.

If your machine is not self-cleaning, you can follow the steps below using the highest cleaning settings.

Step 1: Make sure the tumbler doesn’t have any clothes inside
Step 2: Pour hot water in the machine
Step 3: Pour one or two cups of vinegar into the detergent tray (for cleaning & deodorizing)
Step 4: Push the clean button or use the highest cleaning setting
Step 5: Put water and run one cleaning cycle to rinse
Step 6: Let dry or repeat the steps as needed
Step 7: Clean the detergent tray
Step 8: Clean the door cover, seal and the machine exterior with a home scrubber soaked in vinegar
Step 9: Wipe it down with a dry, non-scratch all-purpose cloth
Step 10: Let it air dry or put it under the sun to dry

How to Manually Clean Frontloading Washing Machines

What you need.

  1. White vinegar
  2. Essential oil blend (optional)
  3. Empty spray bottle
  4. Rubber gloves
  5. Old cloth rag or home scrubber or scouring scrubber

If you still see water scum and mildew after using the cleaning cycle method, then follow these steps to get rid of the remains.

Step 1: Mix vinegar and essential oil (essential oil should make the solution smell less like vinegar)

Note: Vinegar smell will disappear fast so essential oil is just optional

Step 2: Spray the seal and the insides with the mix
Step 3: Pat down the vinegar with a home scrubber

Note: You can wipe the machine surfaces if you have a no-scratch home scrubber or no-scratch scrubber brush

Step 4: Let it dry

Warning: Watch out for molds when cleaning washing machines that have not been cleaned for a long time. Use a face mask.

Step 5: If your machine is moldy take a home scrubber cloth soaked in vinegar then wipe the mold away.

Step 6: Let the vinegar sit for a few minutes.
Step 7: Rinse after a few minutes
Step 8: Air dry or preferably dry under the sun

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How to Get Rid of Molds in Shower using These 4 Common but Effective Household Solutions

How to Get Rid of Molds in Shower: Shower Head with running water

How to get rid of molds in shower?

Mold is that unwanted visitor who keeps on coming back no matter how much you try to clean it out. But don’t get stressed out since it’s common for a shower to have molds.

Usually, black mold appears in the shower since there are many nooks and crannies where water may hide. Although keeping your bathroom free of mold is a big chore, there are mold removal ways to prevent this.

Tips on removing black mold on shower

  1. When finding black mold, smell your bathroom. If it has a musty stagnant odor, it’s a black mold for sure!
  2. When cleaning the bathroom ceiling, fix the leak first before removing the mold.
  3. Using an exhaust fan to eliminate excess moisture from your shower is essential for mold prevention.
  4. Shower drains can be a breeding ground for black mold since they contain soap scum, body hairs, and oils. So after baths, remove any hairs and keep the drains clean.
  5. Mold can also grow on shower curtains. Wash your shower curtain regularly and let it dry properly.
  6. Mix vinegar and water in a plastic bag to kill black mold on the showerhead. Place it over the showerhead and allow it to sit overnight.
  7. Before removing black mold from your bathroom, test if it’s not toxic black mold. Hire a professional for mold remediation. Due to the health risks, black mold should only be removed by them.
  8. On the other hand, most mold in the shower is non-toxic and may be removed with simple soap, homemade solutions, and elbow grease.

Tools and cleaning products to kill bathroom mold

In cleaning your bathroom, it’s important to use these items to keep you safe from molds and cleaning chemicals and makes cleaning easier:

  1. Face mask
  2. Protective eyewear
  3. Rubber gloves
  4. Grout Brush
  5. Scrubber
  6. Microfiber Cloth

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How to Get Rid of Molds in Shower using Distilled white vinegar

Cleaning mold in the bathroom with white vinegar is a natural cleaning option. While white vinegar might have an unpleasant smell, it is excellent at killing mold.

Try the following steps:

Step 1: Combine an equal amount of warm water and white vinegar on a spray bottle and shake it.
Step 2: Spray the solution on your shower drain, tile, and shower walls. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes.
Step 3: Scrub the mold stains with a brush thoroughly until it’s gone.
Step 4: Rinse it with warm water and dry it with a towel. Repeat the process if necessary.

How to Get Rid of Molds in Shower using Alcohol

Alcohol is also considered a cleaning agent for removing mold. However, it has lower success rates than other mold cleaning solutions, but you can use any alcohol that will work, even the rubbing alcohol.

Note: If you’re going to use rubbing alcohol, go with a higher concentration. 99% rubbing alcohol is recommended.

Try the following steps:

Step 1: Mix 1 cup rubbing alcohol and 3/4 cup distilled water on a spray bottle.
Step 2: Remove the stubborn mold using a scrub brush.
Step 3: Spray the solution on the surface mold and wait for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Use a towel to remove mold.

How to Get Rid of Molds in Shower using Borax and Baking soda

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Another natural technique to remove bathroom mold is to use borax and baking soda. These will not damage or discolor your shower tiles and other shower areas.

Note: Although these cleaning agents will thoroughly clean the affected areas, they won’t clean the mold spores.

Try the following steps:

Step 1: To make a paste, mix 1/2 cup of borax or baking soda and a few tablespoons of water.
Step 2: Pour some solution into the moldy grout and leave it for 30 minutes.
Step 3: Remove mold with a brush and rinse it with water. If there’s any leftover mold, repeat the process.
Step 4: Dry the area with a towel.

How to Get Rid of Molds in Shower using Bleach

Bleach is a good alternative for your mold problem on the bathroom. When using bleach, make sure to make your area well-ventilated. Open your bathroom window and turn on your bathroom exhaust fan.

Bleach can be effective at removing mold stains, yet it won’t kill mold that has soaked in your bathroom surfaces.

Note: On surfaces such as sinks, toilets, and showers, a 1:10 ratio of bleach to water solution works well. However, it should not be used to clean mold from bathroom ceilings or walls.

How to Get Rid of Molds in Shower using Hydrogen peroxide

If you don’t want to use bleach, this is an excellent alternative to remove mold in the shower. It also does not leave toxic residues.

Try the following steps:

Step 1: Cover the moldy area with baking soda paste.
Step 2: Pour hydrogen peroxide over the paste and let it bubble.
Step 3: Gently scrub the affected areas for 5 minutes and rinse with water. Repeat the process if necessary.
Step 4: Dry the area.

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Also, its bristles are durable and compact so that they won’t deform. You don’t have to worry about buying another brush after one use.

How to prevent mold spores?

How to Get Rid of Molds in Shower: Mold spores

Mold spores are present in the air, and these can multiply in 24 to 48 hours when they find a perfect breeding ground. If you have black mold, they will make your bathroom their habitat.

Even if you try to make your bathroom mold-free, mold will still infiltrate your bathroom. To prevent mold growth, spray white vinegar on surfaces and let it dry.

Clean your bathroom regularly and turn on your bathroom fan and make your bathroom door open to keep proper ventilation.

How to Clean Mold off Vertical Blinds Using Effective Methods

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How to Clean Mold off Vertical Blinds: Dining room with white vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are great additions to your home as their unique design not only creates the illusion that your space is big, but they also give more privacy to its users. But how to clean mold off vertical blinds properly and give your blinds a new and clean look?

This will depend mostly on what kind of vertical blinds you have installed in your home.

Let’s find out the different types of blinds and how to clean them.

Types of Vertical Blinds and How to Clean Them

Vertical blinds are made from different materials that require their own cleaning method. If you are wondering how to clean shades based on their type, read on. You will also need to prepare these basic cleaning tools:

  •         Mild cleanser
  •         Quality sponges
  •         Microfiber cloth
  •         Bucket
  •         Water
  •         Clean towels
  •         Duster/Brush
  •         Vacuum

PVC Vertical Blinds

PVC vertical blinds are strong and can work with any type of home. It comes in a variety of translucency choices too.

Step 1: Vacuum the vanes with the vacuum attachment to get rid of most of the dirt.
Step 2: Use a window blind duster starting from the top of one vane to the bottom.
Step 3: Fully close the blinds and repeat.

Metal Vertical Blinds

This is a good option if you are on a budget as it is sturdy, durable, and easy to maintain.

Step 1: Remove the metal blinds and bring them outdoors.
Step 2: Mix a few drops of dishwashing soap in a bucket of water.
Step 3: Use a window blind brush or dishcloth like The Crown Choice All Purpose dishcloth to clean the blinds from side to side.
Step 4: Brush the other side of the blinds.
Step 5: Rinse the blinds using a garden hose while the blinds are tilted to help the water runoff.
Step 6: Remove excess water from the slats by running your finger down them.
Step 7: Hang to dry.

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Wooden Vertical Blinds

Wooden blinds add a touch of elegance to any room, and they come in different colors too.

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Step 1: Dust the vanes from top to bottom.
Step 2: For stubborn dirt, moisten soft cloth or dishcloth before wiping one vane at a time.
Step 3: Do not rub or scrub too hard as this can damage the surface.
Step 4: Dry the slats using a clean cloth.

Faux Wooden Blinds

Step 1: Dust the vanes thoroughly.
Step 2: Dip a clean dishcloth or microfiber cloth in a small bowl filled with lukewarm water and dishwashing soap.
Step 3: Wipe each slat, focusing on dark spots caused by buildup.
Step 4: Dry the slats using a clean cloth or blot it dry with a kitchen roll.

Fabric Vertical Blinds

This type of blind is typically chosen because it adds a softer appeal to space.

Step 1: Brush the fabric using a soft brush to remove dirt without scratching the surface of the cloth.
Step 2: An easy way to clean blinds without taking them down is to vacuum them at least one time in a month.
Step 3: Spot-clean a stain by dampening a towel or dishcloth with a small amount of fabric cleaner. Blot the stain until it disappears.

NOTE: Test the cleaner on a small portion of the fabric to see if it will affect the dye or not.

How to Clean Mold off Vertical Blinds

Step 1: Prepare a homemade cleaning solution made from water and dishwashing soap.
Step 2: Soak the blinds in this mixture.
Step 3: Use a clean sponge or The Crown Choice All-Purpose Dish Cloth to scrub at the moulds until they are removed.

NOTE: The Crown Choice All Purpose dish cloth is a non-abrasive dishcloth that can remove stubborn build-up without causing damage to the surface.

Step 4: Remove excess water and hang to dry under the sun.

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How to Clean Mold in Dishwasher? You’ll be Surprised by These 4 Methods

How to Clean Mold in Dishwasher? You'll be Surprised by These 4 Methods

How to clean mold in dishwasher?

A dishwasher is a handy piece of equipment to have in the kitchen as it makes cleaning up plates, utensils, and other essentials become more convenient to do. However, there is a common misconception that it doesn’t need regular cleaning.

You will need to give your dishwasher a deep clean from time to time otherwise molds will form on the crevices, rubber, and other parts. Learning how to clean mold in dishwasher using The Crown Choice’s bottle brush. That’s a good place to start when you want to maintain your equipment’s condition.

Keeping your dishwasher clean and sterile is essential in ensuring that your kitchen utensils are cleaned thoroughly.

Find out the best way to clean mold in dishwasher below.

Tips to Prevent Molds from Forming

Molds thrive in hot as well as damp environments which is basically what dishwashers are. You may not realize this but there are certain types of fungus that can remain even when you wash on high heat. How to prevent molds from forming, then?

  • Open the dishwasher just a bit to let the air dry everything inside.
  • If there is a strong smell coming from the dishwasher, leave the door open completely.
  • Leave the door of your dishwasher at least an hour after your last wash cycle to aerate the insides to remove any dampness.

Cleaning Methods to Use for Dishwasher

There are two things that you should do every time you run your dishwasher:

Step 1: Keep the disposal clear so that your dishwasher will remain clean.
Step 2: Check if there are large food particles in the drain under the lower rack.

Note: Remove large food scraps to prevent them from rotting inside the dishwasher which can cause molds.

Other cleaning methods include:

Use White Vinegar

Vinegar is a regular household solution. It’s useful in so many ways including cleaning your dishwasher. To clean your dishwasher using vinegar, try these steps:

Step 1: Get a dishwasher-safe mug and fill it with 2/3 of white vinegar.
Step 2: Place the mug on the top rack.
Step 3: Run the dishwasher in its normal cycle using hot water for added sterilization.

Note: Do this every few weeks to help remove food buildup, scum, and grease from inside the dishwasher.

Use Baking Soda

Baking soda like vinegar is a regular cleaning staple. To use baking soda, try the following steps:

Step 1: Sprinkle a cup of baking soda at the bottom tray of the dishwasher.
Step 2: Run a short, hot water cycle.

This will help eliminate any strong smell that is lingering in the dishwasher, plus it will help brighten the interior too.

How to Clean Mold in Dishwasher

If molds have started to form, you will need to give your dishwasher a deep cleaning using these steps:

Step 1: Remove racks, drain strainer, and rotor to be cleaned in the sink.
Step 2: Use the Crown Choice long handle bottle brush to clean the interior.
Step 3: Pay more attention to the plastic and rubber parts inside the dishwasher as these are where molds form.
Step 4: Give the drain and the door a good scrubbing too.
Step 5: Use a sponge up and down the sides of the dishwasher to remove any residues there.
Step 6: Place a cup of distilled white vinegar on the top rack and run on the highest heat cycle.

Deep Clean Dishwasher with Water Bottle Brush

Deep cleaning your dishwasher is a must from time to time to prevent molds from forming.

With the help of The Crown Choice Water Bottle Brush, you will be able to reach even the hard-to-reach areas inside the dishwasher as the bottle brush is bendable.

The bristles are sturdy and can loosen up any tough build up inside. You’ll be able to clean mold in dishwasher in no time.

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Anxious of Mold Buildup on Floors? How to Disinfect Wood Floors and Keep Them Away

Anxious of Mold Buildup on Floors? How to Disinfect Wood Floors and Keep Them Away
How to Disinfect Wood Floors: Home built with wood floors

Wooden floors lend a charming atmosphere to any home and because they are quite sturdy and durable, they are guaranteed to last long. However, with all the dust, dirt, mud, and spills that your floors are frequently exposed to, you will need to learn how to disinfect wood floors properly to prevent bacteria and molds from growing.

Fortunately, with the right cleaning tools, such as The Crown Choice Non-Scratch Scourer Cloth, you will be able to bring the natural beauty of your wooden floors soon enough.

Find out from this guide how to disinfect wood floors and clean it properly so that it won’t get damaged over time.

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How to Disinfect Wood Floors without Damaging It

Disinfecting floors with bleach is a common practice in many households because the cleaning agent can easily kill off any bacteria thriving on the floors. However, this is not an appropriate cleaner for wooden floors.

There are two ways on cleaning your wooden floors and these are:

White Vinegar and Water

Step 1: Use a vacuum or even a microfiber cloth to remove the dust and dirt on your floors.
Step 2: For stubborn buildup, use the non-scratch scourer cloth to dislodge it.
Step 3: Add half a cup of distilled white vinegar in a gallon of water then mix.

Warning: Do not use undiluted vinegar on your wooden floors as it can affect the quality of your floor’s finish.

Step 4: Dip the best damp mop for hardwood floors into the bucket of cleaning solution, wring out the excess water, and mop the floors with it.
Step 5: Rinse the mop every few minutes to remove dirt build-up.
Step 6: Dry the floors with a dry soft towel to get as much moisture and excess water there is. Keep in mind that water and wood don’t belong together that is why you need to keep your floors dry as much as possible.

Steam Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Steam cleaning is yet another method to consider on how to disinfect wood floors. Since you only need to add water to the cleaner, this is a safe method to use for your wooden flooring, provided that the surface has been sealed.

Cleaning experts do not recommend this method for wooden floors that are not correctly treated as the steam can easily penetrate the wooden planks and cause them to rot. If you want to give your wooden floors a thorough cleaning, your best bet is to make sure that the surface is sealed with the right wood sealant.

How to Clean Old Hardwood Floors

Cleaning and maintaining old hardwood floors are not that hard to do, especially when you have the best hardwood floor polish and the best mop to use for hardwood floors with you. Here are a few maintenance tips that you should carry out.

  • Sweep and mop the floor regularly to prevent dust and dirt from building up.
  • Use the best hardwood floor polish on your hardwood flooring once a month then wipe the floor with a clean cloth.
  • Clean up spills as soon as they happen to prevent the water from seeping into the wood.

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Maintaining your wooden floors doesn’t have to be too difficult with the right cleaning guide and tools to use.

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4 Easy Ways to Clean Mold Under Sink

A musty smell originating under the sink can be a sign of mold. Humid and dark places such as under the sink are favorite spots for mold growth. Immediately cut off the moisture source on a leaky sink before mold remediation.

Wear your protective gear like masks and rubber gloves when removing the black mold infestation. They emit spores that are harmful to our health. Use the correct cleaning products and tools.

Cleaning the black mold stuck on the fixture is quite a challenge. Learn some helpful tips and solutions as you read this article.

How-to Clean Mold Under Sink

How did mold get under my kitchen sink?

Mold spores can find their way under your kitchen sink. It requires moisture and food source to thrive. It can eat away materials like wood and fabrics.

Your leaky pipe under the kitchen sink is the best place for black mold growth. Cabinets that contain a source of moisture might have molds in them.

Typical items in the sink like damp rags, towels, and sponges can encourage microorganism growth. When mold grows, it spreads through spores. These spores are lightweight and can quickly spread and grow anywhere if the condition is right.

You need to remove patches of molds if you ever find one immediately. Doing a clean-up will eliminate the mold spores flying around.


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How to recognize mold spores under the sink?

Most molds will only be found in places where it is humid and dirty. Vulnerable areas are the kitchen and bathroom sink, cabinet doors and walls, and drain pipes. They feed on the moisture under the sink and wooden cabinets if there is a leaking pipe.

An earthy smell under the kitchen sink is an indication of an infestation. Mold’s appearance can be fuzzy, spotted, or cluttered with colors like gray, black, green, and even white. Molds release tiny dust-like spores to spread.

Mold spores smell musty and pose a health hazard. You should put on a face mask if you need to clean an infected area.

Tools and cleaning solution for mold removal

Molds thrive if these conditions are met:

  1. Poor ventilation
  2. High humidity
  3. Excess moisture
  4. Food source

When cleaning molds, you should prepare the proper tools. The items listed below are must-have items for fighting the enemy. Always wear personal protective equipment to mitigate the health hazards of mold and its spores.

  1. PPEs – Face mask, rubber gloves, and protective glasses
  2. Cleaning tools – Brushes, sponge, bucket, and spray bottle
  3. Mold cleaners – Bleach, cleanser, DIYs such as vinegar, baking soda, and tea tree oil solutions.

For the cleaning solution, here are the general steps you should follow.

  1. Find where the smell originates. Track the source of the musty smell, for it usually indicates molds. Check areas like cabinets, pipes, and sinks for leaks. If a leak is present, cut off the water supply and start cleaning.
  2. Grab and choose your tools. You should use proper tools like brushes and sponges to scrape off and wash away the mold. Prepare a bucket with warm water or a spray bottle for rinsing.
  3. Apply the cleaner and scrub until gone. Whether it’s a DIY vinegar and baking soda mixture or a cleansing agent, apply it to the mold-infested items. Scrub gently for minutes until the stains and residue are removed from the surface.
  4. Dry the area well. Before going back to normal operations, dry the area first. Ensure that the affected area is disinfected and thoroughly dried. This last will kill mold spores because they can’t survive in dry areas.

Different Ways of Removing mold infestation under the sink

As a precaution, wear rubber gloves, a face mask, and eye protection. You may want to follow the instructions below to solve the mold problem.

Mold cleaners

Regular bleach or oxygen bleach acts as mold cleaners. Other products such as cleansers and stain removers are fit for the job as well.

What we need: Your chosen cleaning product, brush or sponge, and warm water.

Directions:

  1. Spray an adequate amount of mold cleaner directly on the infected area.
  2. Using a brush or sponge, thoroughly scrape off the mold growth.
  3. Rinse with warm water after scrubbing.

Vinegar and Baking Soda

Vinegar is an all-purpose natural cleaner and disinfectant. The vinegary smell might be pleasant, but it is not harmful. Adding a baking soda will absorb both the musty and vinegary smells.

What we need: Vinegar, warm water, baking soda, sponge, and spray bottle.

Directions:

Step 1: Blend an equal volume of warm water and vinegar. It is best to put on the spray bottle and shake it.
Step 2: Spray the solution on the moldy areas. Let it sit for a few minutes.
Step 3: Scrub the stains and mold vigorously. Brush until it is completely washed off.
Step 4: Create a baking soda and water mixture. Then put it on the affected area.
Step 5: Do another scrubbing again to ensure to wash away lingering molds and odors.

Grapefruit seed extract

The grapefruit extract already comes as a commercially available product, or you can put

What we need: Grapefruit seed extract, water, brush, and spray bottle

Directions:

Step 1: Mix at least 10 drops of extract per cup of water.
Step 2: Shake the bottle to blend the ingredients well.
Step 3: Spray on the patches of mold.
Step 4: Let it soak in the area for about half an hour.
Step 5: Brush until the mold is cleared.
Step 6: After rinsing with water, make sure to leave a couple of sprays.

Tea tree oil

A tea tree oil is a versatile cleaner. You can use it on solid and porous materials to wash away stains and molds.

What we need: Tea tree oil, water, spray bottle/container, white vinegar (optional), scrubber or sponge.

Directions:

Step 1: Add at least two teaspoons of tea tree oil to two cups of water. You can also use two cups of white vinegar as an alternative to water.
Step 2: Put the solution in a container or spray bottle after mixing.
Step 3: Spray directly on the moldy area. Then, let it settle in the mold for at least one hour.
Step 4: Scrub the area using a sponge until it is free of mold.
Step 5: Rinse with warm water and let it completely dry.
Step 6: Repeat the process if there are leftover stains.

2 Effective Ways on How to Clean Mold on Bathroom Ceiling

Wondering of ways on how to clean mold on bathroom ceiling?

Bathroom ceilings are perfect breeding grounds for mold, especially the shower stall starting in the form of spores. While mold varies in color, black mold is the most toxic due to its content of mycotoxins.

Furthermore, black mold thrives in a damp and dark area with poor air circulation, making the bathroom an ideal location. Moreover, mold on your bathroom walls can severely damage your health if ignored.

Do you know that excessive humidity, soap scum, body soil, and water leakage can cause mold in your bathroom? Unfortunately, people exposed to mold can wheeze, sneeze, and develop itchy eyes and skin.

But that’s why you need to learn the cleaning steps. Before discussing the cleaning steps, let’s discuss the causes and the required tools for mold removal.


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Primary Causes of Bathroom Mold Growth

Darkness and humid climate are the primary causes of mold in your bathroom. Furthermore, condensation starts from the roof when warm air rises, leading to mold in your bathroom. We will dive into the primary causes more in-depth to improve your knowledge.

Water Leaks

Molds thrive in moist areas, and plumbing leaks can cause black mold in and out of your walls, nonporous surfaces, and bathroom tiles. Furthermore, severe weather, change in temperature, and corrosion can cause a water leak on the entire wall of commercial or residential property.

Darkness

Your bathroom is a perfect breeding ground since mold develops rapidly in dark environments. Most people turn the bathroom lights off, especially when not in use.

However, natural darkness can cause mold growth, even on your bathroom door, if there is a leak. Besides, fresh plants can help your situation as they absorb toxins naturally to purify the air.

Excessive Humidity

You’ll have bathroom mold if there is excess moisture in your home. Control moisture levels to prevent mold growing in bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Mold develops when the humidity levels in your bathroom exceed 55. The humidity level in your home can change from room to space due to the HVAC systems’ functionalities.

You can prevent a moldy area in your ceilings by examining the temperature levels and getting a moisture-absorbing desiccant.

Reduce humidity and desiccants to keep the surface stable and dry, even on non-porous surfaces. Besides, molds cannot thrive in a well-ventilated bathroom, so consider having one.

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Required Tools to Clean Mold Spores on Bathroom Ceiling

If you want to properly eradicate ceiling mold in the bathroom, you need proper tools and follow the correct procedures.

Removing mold from the bathroom ceiling is different from washing off the dirt. You cannot effectively remove mold from the bathroom without the required tools. Visit the store for the below tools:

  1. Face Mask
  2. Gloves
  3. Protective Eyewear
  4. Small Bristle Brush
  5. Microfiber Cloth
  6. Baking Soda or Undiluted White Vinegar
  7. Soft Sponge
  8. Spray Bottle
  9. Ladder
  10. Measuring Spoons and Cups
  11. Plastic Bucket.

Get these tools and old clothes ready to get rid of mold stains on your 12 square feet ceiling. Using hot or warm water for the cleaning process without an ideal sponge can derail the process. Instead, the cleaning tips involve a grout cleaning brush and sponge ladder and rid your home of mold spores.

Ways to Clean Mold on Your Ceiling

Most people have their ceilings tiled or painted, especially in modern and traditional homes. There are various ways to kill mold in tiled and painted ceilings, and we will discuss both more in-depth.

Clean Mold from a Tiled Ceiling

Step 1: Create a Cleaning Mixture. Before removing mold in your ceilings, your first task is to wear gloves and prepare a mix of water, soda, or borax solution.

Consider mixing two baking soda or bleach parts in one cup of water. Furthermore, pour water into the bucket before introducing the bleach of soda.

Finally, it’s time to call the spray into action by pouring the mix inside before spraying the black mold areas.

Step 2: Spray Moldy Areas. You will find mold along the grout lines. Consider wearing your protective eyewear, gloves, and facemask before saturating to prevent unexpected accidents.

Furthermore, step on the ladder and spray the mix in the affected area. Apply the mixture in moldy areas and ensure it remains wet for fifteen minutes before getting your scrubber.

Step 3: Scrub and Rinse. With a soft grout cleaning brush, you can remove every bit of mold spores. If moldy residues remain while scrubbing, consider re-spraying the area and keeping it wet for fifteen minutes.

Ensure you scrub until the stains are gone before introducing hot water for cleansing. Then, you can clean the area with water and dry it with a microfiber cloth to remove mold. Finally, remove the leftover moisture with hydrogen peroxide and keep your home free of the mold problem.

Clean Mold from a Painted Drywall Ceiling

Step 1: Create a Cleaning solution. Your first task is to combine one parts baking soda with one gallon of water.

Next, consider mixing one tablespoon of soda, a cup of warm water, and a half cup of bleach solution in a plastic bucket. Furthermore, pour the mixture into your spray bottle before preparing your protective gear.

Step 2: Wear Protective Gear, Spray and clean. Consider wearing your facemask, eyewear, and gloves to protect your face from the splashing soda and scattering mold.

Step 3: Next, it’s time to open the bathroom windows and introduce a functioning fan for cross ventilation. Moreover, if your bathroom exhaust fan functions, it’s time to use it for mold remediation.

Step 4: Assemble the step ladder, open doors, and spray affected areas with the soda mixture before wiping with a soft sponge.

Step 5: After spraying the mix on the mold resistant paint, you’ll have a wet surface, but do not oversaturate as it can cause damage.

Step 6: Next, turn on the bathroom fan, let the mixture dry off, and check the areas for stains.

Step 7: Finally, consider cleaning dark spots with hydrogen peroxide and kill mold with the mix to ensure a clean surface.


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How to Clean Mold on Bathroom Ceiling Easily

Consider cleaning mold in your home to promote healthy living. Removing and cleaning mold from ceilings can be challenging without proper tools. But purchasing necessary tools is your ideal solution. Avoid harmful chemicals or scrub the surface with a harsh brush or sponge. With these tools, you can get rid of mold in your home.

The Crown Choice Deep Grout Cleaning Brush with a comfortable handle is ideal for preventing mold from spreading on your ceiling.

This brush has a patented and unique shape for killing mold and makes cleaning your grout easy with no elbow grease.

Besides, this brush can keep your tiled or painted drywall sparkling clean and stop mold. This brush solves all your mold removal problems. Available also on Amazon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does mold usually grow?

Mold usually grows in damp areas and porous materials like wood. They can also be found on tile grout, wallpapered bathroom walls, or shower caulk.

If your shower caulking already forms a black mold, cleaning won’t help. It would be best to eliminate the caulking and replace it with new mold-resistant caulking.

Replacing the caulk in your moldy shower is an excellent method to make it fresh again.

How to prevent future mold growth?

Spray the affected area with white vinegar and let it air dry. The capacity of mold growing on your shower is because of wet surfaces, so always keep them dry.

Cleaning your bathroom regularly ensures that there will be no more mold on bathroom tiles and shower grout.

Can mold under the sink make you sick?

Yes, the possibility of contracting an infection is high. Mold spores, if inhaled, can also trigger an allergic reaction. Others may experience a runny nose, sore throat, dizziness, and skin irritation when exposed to the spores.

How do I get rid of black mold in my kitchen sink?

To bleach black mold under the sink. You must remove items near the infected area and let them completely dry. Cut off the water leaks first before working to remove the mold problem.

You can use soapy water or natural products to clean the moldy areas. You can opt for more potent remedies like bleach and cleansers, but eroding the surface material is a risk. Repeatedly scrub until it’s squeaky clean. Rinse the surface with warm water and let it dry.

Is mold under the sink common?

Leaky pipes under your sink attract molds. So it is reasonable to say that molds are expected to be seen under the sink, where it is usually dark and humid. The under the kitchen sink or bathroom sink is the most favorable for this microorganism to live because of the constant moisture supply.

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