What gets rid of mildew on shower tiles?
By tutmost from Vallejo, CA
Try bleach and some water, in a spray bottle. Leave it on for a while, let it sit, then rinse. (09/25/2009)
Please read my tip on using only white vinegar to kill mold! Your health is at risk every time you use bleach to kill mold.
"Chlorine is commonly and dangerously used for mold clean-up. We do not recommend it. Chlorine bleaches away the mold stain, but the mold always comes back. It wasn't fully removed from the surface. Conventional mold clean up methods require protective gear to protect you from both the mold and the chlorine bleaching products. Even a small mold clean up can expose you to hazardous products and by-products. Mold and chlorine have both been linked to poor indoor air quality, allergies, and even childhood asthma. Chlorine bleach is just as toxic as the mold in many cases. New research has linked the residue compounds left by chlorine cleaners, called organochlorides, to a variety of illnesses from respiratory disorders to cancer."
The vinegar leaves behind an acid residue that helps to retard the regrowth of mold as long as you don't rinse it off. (09/25/2009)
Try bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. (09/25/2009)
You would be shocked if you take an old toothbrush and some dish soap. No real chemical to mix with. Soap is pretty inert. (09/26/2009)
I just used a product called "The Works". It also did a great job removing rust stains. (09/26/2009)
To Remove Mold In The Bathroom:
You can use borax and white vinegar to make a spray that you can aim directly at the mold in the tub or shower. Once you spray it, leave it to sit for 30-60 minutes and then go back in and wipe it off. Presto, the mold will start coming off and you did not have to inhale toxic chemicals to do so. Just mix about 2 ounces of borax and a cup of white vinegar and you are ready to go. As a back up and a maintenance tip, you can also periodically spray the moldy areas with straight vinegar and just let it sit there and soak in. The vinegar will kill the mold that might be growing and it will halt the growth of new mold. (12/01/2009)
Make a paste of white vinegar and baking soda; scrub the moldy places with it using an old washcloth, rag, toothbrush, or plastic scrubbie so as not to mar the surface in any way. This also works on porcelain, stainless steel, and grout.
Not clean enough yet? Try peroxide and baking soda. Still not there? Use borax powder to scrub it all down first, removing any greasy soap residue, then repeat the vinegar or peroxide and bicarb scrub. Only precaution with this is to not get peroxide into your eyes. Have fun! (05/25/2010)
By Elizabet A.
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