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The Joy of Cleaning

Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


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How To Clean And Permanently Remove Mold In Your Bathroom

Catherine Edwards

Mold removal is one of the toughest bathroom cleaning challenges many homeowners face!

You know how it goes. First, mold starts growing very slowly in select spots around the bathtub or shower. You clean it with bleach and think it is gone only to find it comes right back.

Eventually, the mold spreads and grows on all the caulking around the tub, up the wall, and on the tile's grout. At this point, you start wondering if it is even possible to completely remove the mold once and for all.

If you are stuck in this cycle and want to eliminate the mold problem in your bathroom, then here's what you need to know:

Mold and Moisture Go Together

Have you noticed how the mold growth in your bathroom always appears in the exact same spots? Why is that?

Mold repeatedly growing in the same place is typically a sign there is a water leak or water has gotten into an area where it doesn't belong and never completely dries out. The mold is growing in that location because it has the constant source of moisture it needs.

A prime example of this is when damaged grout or caulking allows water to seep behind the tile or into the sheetrock. When this happens, you can kill the new mold growth each week, but you will never be able to completely stop it from growing until the underlying moisture problem has been fixed.

Bleach is the Best Cleaner for Mold Removal

Not only is household bleach inexpensive and available everywhere, but it is also the hands-down best thing you can use for safe residential mold removal.

To remove mold with bleach, simply:

  • Mix bleach with water and put it in a spray bottle.
  • Open up a window and turn on the bathroom fan.
  • Liberally spray all of the mold-affected areas.
  • Let the bleach sit for a few minutes.
  • Thoroughly wash off the bleach with clean water.

If you still see mold, then repeat the process.

If the mold regrows in the same places you treated, then you have a moisture problem.

Professional Residential Mold Removal

Finally, if you have been unsuccessful in your attempts to kill bathroom mold, then it is generally a good idea to call in a professional cleaning service. This is especially important if you are battling an excessive amount of mold or it is in multiple places in your bathroom. Cleaning a small spot of mold on tile grout is a completely different task than removing big splotches of mold growing in tile grout or trying to find the root cause of the problem. 

Contact a cleaning service in your area for more information about mold removal