Great humidity can lead to mold and mildew stains appearing all over your bathroom.
Here’s how to treat and clean them based on your surface.
- Baking soda
- Unscented detergent
- Scrubbing brush
- Household gloves
- Vacuum cleaner (with brush)
- Disposable dust mask
Basic Tips On Bathroom Humidity
- Be sure to ventilate the room long enough to clean the air and remove any moisture.
- Check that the ventilation system works and that vents are not obstructed. If necessary, remove them and clean them.
- Try to find out from where the moisture actually comes from (leaks, etc.). You’ll want to treat the cause to prevent stains from reappearing.
- Do not use detergent with bleach when treating mold. It is best to use a scent-free detergent.
- Put on gloves and a dust mask to avoid breathing in mold, which can be harmful to your health.
Clean a plasterboard
- Dilute baking soda or detergent in water.
- Soak a cloth, wring it out well so that there is no excess water. Gently rub the area.
- Rinse with clean water.
- Wipe the area with a dry cloth and let it dry naturally.
If mold has appeared on your wooden bathroom cabinets, here’s a way to clean them:
- Vacuum clean the area first, to remove as much mold as possible.
- Run a damp cloth, soaked in water and detergent on the affected area.
- Wipe it clean, and dry.
- If stain persists, you’ll have to gently sand the wood, and dust it. You can also apply a special treatment against mold before adding a topcoat.
Tiles and silicone seals are pretty much the go-to surface for most bathrooms. Here’s how to remove mold on them:
- Dilute some detergent in water.
- Using a scrubbing brush, rub the area.
- Let the mix stand for at least an hour.
- Rinse with clean water and dry the area.
Clean a washable surface
If it is a washable paint (alkyd), or washable wallpaper (vinyl), you can clean out mold by doing the following:
- Put a small amount of detergent in water.
- Rub with a damp sponge until the spots disappear.
- Rinse with clean water.
- Wipe clean with a dry cloth. Allow to dry.
Clean a non-washable surface
If your paint is non-washable (acrylic or natural), or you have standard wallpaper, this is how to remove mold:
- Use your vacuum cleaner with its brush accessory on the surface. You’ll want to remove as much mold as possible first.
- Mix some water and detergent. Use a cloth and the mixture to clean the area.
- Wipe with a clean, dry cloth.
If, despite these solutions, the problem persists, or recurs, it is essential to diagnose to causes of excessive moisture. Use a professional to implement the appropriate treatment.