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Mold on a Bath Mat?

I have a bath mat with the suction cups on the bottom. Is there any way to keep this from growing mold? After every shower, I hang the mat up to dry. I leave the shower curtain open for a while to let the air circulate. I soak it in bleach and hot water every so often. This takes care of it for a little while, but the mold is back within a week. Does anyone have a solution for this?

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Jessiworm from WI

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By omeggan (Guest Post)
December 31, 20050 found this helpful

One solution would be to take the mat and scrub it with hot water and bleach. I'd add a splash of bleach to a bucket of hot water and use a scrub brush to clean it good. Be sure to wear your gloves, that stuff will eat your skin! I would use the bleach sparingly, it does go a long way. I know when my shower is gross, bleach water will take off all that ick and leave it nice and white. Hope that helps you out. :)

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January 1, 20060 found this helpful

I would give it a spritz of lysol spray after it has dried off then maybe you wouldn't have to do the bleach cleaning as often. You could try Tilex mold and mildew remover, I use this in my shower and it does work well, but the fumes are terribly strong.

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January 2, 20060 found this helpful

Possibly your bath area needs a stronger vent to eliminate humidity. Get the most powerful one you can afford.

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By suzi_homemaker01 (Guest Post)
January 2, 20060 found this helpful

You could try that cleaner that is made to spritz the shower after you are done and see if that works. Good luck!

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January 11, 20060 found this helpful

I use Tilex Mold & Mildew spray. I think it is also used for soap scum too.

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I spray my bath mat down let it set for a bit then rinse. Every day I hang it to dry. I usually do it every 2 weeks to keep up with it.

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March 12, 20100 found this helpful

Rather than using a bathmat, try using an anti-slip treatment. I bought InvisaTread online and now we threw away the rubber mat. Safer tub, no worries of mold.

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December 28, 20100 found this helpful

I turn mine suction cup up in the tub with hot water and some bleach. The trick later is to drain the mat after each use.

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