If you noticed some small black stains on the shower caulking, you probably need to take action, because you are dealing with mold. Mold grows in moist, warm places and quickly spreads everywhere, especially in porous areas like grout and caulk. Mold, however, should be removed as soon as possible, since some types are highly toxic and dangerous to your health. While there are many chemical products on the market that are designed to kill mold, you should be aware that there are also other household products that are extremely effective. Therefore, you can eliminate mold without exposing yourself to harmful chemicals.
🛒 Needed Supplies:
▪ baking soda
▪ 1 cup of vinegar
Make a paste by mixing 1 cup vinegar with 1 cup baking soda. Once the baking soda paste is ready, scoop one tablespoon onto a damp rag. On the sealant, rub the paste into the mold. To soften the mold, allow the paste to sit on the sealant for 5 minutes. Use an old toothbrush to scrub the paste. After 5 minutes, rinse the mold and baking soda paste from the sealant with a wet sponge and cool water.
Mix one part bleach with four parts water and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the sealant with the bleach mixture. Allow the bleach to evaporate on the sealant and kill any lingering mold spores. Scrub once more with the baking soda paste if mold stains remain on the sealant. Rinse the sealant with cool water and dry with a towel.
Final step: fill a spray bottle with one part bleach and four parts water. Use the bleach mixture to spray the sealant. Any lingering mold spores will be killed by the bleach as it evaporates. If mold stains remain on the sealant, scrub it again with the baking soda paste. Rinse the sealant with cool water and dry it with a towel.
Important❗ When using bleach, make sure you cover your mouth and nose to avoid inhaling its toxic fumes.