Key Maintenance Plan – Tip #12

April 1, 2018

 

Removing Mold from Bathroom Caulking (sourced various websites) –

 

Materials Needed to Remove Mold from Caulking

  • Bleach

  • Bowl and/or spray bottle

  • Water

  • Gloves

  • Cotton balls or Cotton Coil (preferred for large areas)

  • Ventilation mask (optional but recommended

 

  1. Put on rubber gloves and a face mask. Mold is famous for its respiratory repercussions, but it can also cause skin irritation and rashes — or worse if you’re allergic. Don’t take a risk on this one. 

  2. Make a cleaning solution. Mix 1 tsp. of bleach with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle or in a bowl.

  3. Apply the solution to moldy areas. And wait — don’t wipe it off right away. Letting the cleaner soak for 5-10 minutes will loosen the mold and make it easier to clean. Use a washcloth for that. When you’re done scrubbing the area, rinse the washcloth until the water runs clear. You don’t want the mold respawning. 

  4. Scrub a little harder with a toothbrush. Sometimes mold can be stubborn or in hard to reach places. When that happens, use a toothbrush dipped in cleaning solution and scrub, scrub, scrub until it’s spotless.

 

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