Removing Mold on Bathroom Floor

I have black mold on my bathroom floor. I do keep my bathroom rugs there. How can I remove it off the flooring?


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July 22, 20170 found this helpful

Have you tried bleach water? It sounds like it also needs better ventilation, so perhaps a bath fan needs to be used as well.

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July 23, 20170 found this helpful

many different things to try, and bleach water is one of them

also you can try plain old white vinegar

or makie a spray with white vinegar and 10 to 20 drops of tea tree essential oil. Tea tree is a great antifungal. YOu can add lavender as well

thirdly if you don't have ventilation in there of nay sort (windows or a fan) find a way to get some. If you do your best to eliminate humidity that should help

also, black mold is supposed to be very dangerous so possibly a landlord (if you rent) will be under some obligation to get rid of it

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July 24, 20170 found this helpful

1 qt. water and 1/2 cup bleach (says to wipe after)


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October 31, 20180 found this helpful

The mold/mildew issue won't be resolved without determining the source of the mold/mildew. If there is a leak in the wall, trace the source of the leak with an open mind- it can be from a roof leak or a leaking pipe or even yard sprinklers draining or spraying against the other side of the wall.


Get it fixed right away. If the issue is poor ventilation, determine ways to improve the ventilation such as installing a fan, installing or replacing a window or keeping the door of the bathroom open a bit to increase air flow. Cleaning up the mold is half the job. The other half is prevention. Open windows or ventilations systems (or even the entry door) while taking showers or baths; wipe down the shower walls after each use; remove wet towels from the bathroom and wash them regularly, etc. And repair leaks immediately. Mold and mildew naturally occur and with regularly weekly thorough cleaning and commitment to make repairs immediately you'll be ahead of the game.

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July 25, 20170 found this helpful

Are you having mold problems anywhere else in your home? Have you checked your closet walls and baseboards?
If the bathroom is the only source then you will need to clean it up (as others suggested) and remove rugs as they are probably holding moisture in the room. You may be able to bath mats that can be easily removed when damp. Long steamy showers should be eliminated as much as possible. Buy a squeegee (like used for windshields) and wipe down the shower walls after each shower and also wipe down doors. Or if you have a shower curtain you can wipe it some also but you can also take two hands and hold the curtain and gently shake it so some of the excess water falls off.


Leave an opening at each end of the shower doors not "sealed" but open at each end and shower curtain open at each end so shower stall will dry out.
Be sure floors are dry when anyone leaves the bath and no wet clothes or towels left but carried to laundry area. This will help also. Leave the fan running from beginning the shower to several minutes after completing bath. Leave door open as much as possible.
Mold is not something you want to be breathing so try hard to eliminate it. You can also buy a product called Damp Rid that will absorb moisture but it would be expensive to continue using but it is really good for closets.
If the rest of your home has moisture problems then you should invest in a good dehumidifier.

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July 28, 20170 found this helpful

I would put straight bleach on and leave for a half hour.

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November 1, 20180 found this helpful

Black mold is very dangerous and toxic, and it's pretty hard to get rid of it. When we had our apartment flooded by a neighbour, we used 10% hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to clean molded corners. Worked for us.


The problem with bathroom is that you probably don't have a good ventilation. Since you need to keep this room dry, use a fan or an air purifier when nobody is using it.
Here are some links you may find useful, (cleaning tips) (they have a good list of features you should looking for)

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November 2, 20180 found this helpful

My house had 3 bathrooms and I battled both menaces constantly.

During my top to bottom house renovation I redid all three bathrooms and discovered some great ways to prevent mold and mildew from ruining my new bathtubs and tile.

Listed below are some of my all time favorite mold and mildew killing tips:

Throw Away Mold Generators

Dump empty, half empty or rarely used shampoo bottles. Ditto with bottles of conditioners or other hair care treatment products. They are breeding grounds for mold. Dump the bottles and the mold will go out with them.


White Vinegar To The Rescue

Spray the entire tub and/or shower doors with white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar. Fill a clean spray bottle with white vinegar and water. The acetic acid in the vinegar stops mold from growing. It also kills any mold or mildew odor.

A Baking Soda Soak

Sprinkle baking soda onto the areas with obvious mold and let the baking soda soak over night. Use a clean scrub brush to remove the baking soda and the mold under it.

Brush Up On Your Grout

Dip an old toothpaste or brush in dish soap which advertises it is designed to cut through grease and scrub away mold between the tiles.

Tea Tree To The Rescue

Mix 2 cups of water with 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil. Pour into a clean spray bottle. Shake the bottle and spray it on mold and mildew. The solution with the tea tree oil will destroy the mold on contact. Rise after you spray.

Juice Your Shower Curtains

Cut a fresh lemon in half. Rub your shower curtain with that half of lemon. The lemon stops mildew growth.

Wax Your Shower Walls


apply a small amount of car wax to clean shower walls and tiles to prevent mold from growing in the first place.

Bleach It Out

Try a mixture of bleach and warm water. Mix one cup of bleach for every gallon of warm water. Grab a medium-bristled brush, dip it in the bleach solution, and attack the mold or mildew stain. Be sure to dry the surface off as much as possible, as moisture promotes mold and mildew growth.

Baking Soda First Then Follow With Bleach

Use hot water with soap and baking soda to remove most of the mold. After rinsing away the baking soda, follow up with bleach. |
Mix a solution of 1 part bleach to 2 parts water. Spray the area with the bleach solution and allow it to dry. Spray a second time and scrub with a brush. Rinse and repeat as necessary until the mold is gone.

You an also try hydrogen peroxide, but dont mix it with anything else such as bleach or baking soda or vinegar because the mixtures could cause a dangerous reaction.

Remember, always do your own research.

If you prefer to use a manufactured option to fight mold and mildew, try to find the mixture which is the least toxic.

Consider using a mask if you have any serious illness, are pregnant or have any type of lung issues.

Always consult with your doctor before taking on any major cleaning projects which might impact your health long term.

Once it gets out of control, mold and mildew is a lot harder to deal with.

Other tricks include:

Keep as much moisture out of the impacted area as possible
Consider keeping the exhaust fan going in the bathroom a few minutes extra to suck up dampness.

A small portable fan put into the bathroom with the air flow directed right at the mold and mildew can often help decrease the problem.
If you have glass shower doors, keep the doors open so that air can get to the mold and mildew.

If you cant get rid of the mold and mildew, seriously consider getting new tiles and grout.

Of course that is a drastic decision, but any sign of mold and mildew can be a red flag for anyone considering buying your house if youre trying to sell it.

If you use mats in the shower, pull them up and let them air out to prevent mild or mildew growth on the mat.

When possible, use mold and mildew resistant shower curtains.
Be creative and always consider new options for destroying mold and mildew in your bathroom.

Good luck to all mold and mildew warriors. Remember, you can win if you fight with the right tools.

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