How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Shower Caulking

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If you don't want to take the time and the expense to remove and replace your shower or bathtub caulking that is currently moldy, then this is a great way to remove the mold and mold stains that is very affordable and easy! Plus, it works amazing!
Time: 2 HoursCost: $1Difficulty: Easy
  • how to get rid of black mold in your shower caulking
So, if you have a bathtub with caulk that looks like this, follow along!
  • how to get rid of black mold in your shower caulking
You'll need cotton balls, gloves, water, and bleach. Eye protection and a ventilation mask also recommended.
  • how to get rid of black mold in your shower caulking
Mix water and bleach together in a small dish, using only a little bleach. Open the window, turn on the fan, and wear gloves!

Dip a cotton ball into the bleach water and then apply the wet cotton ball directly to the caulking around your tub.
  • how to get rid of black mold in your shower caulking
If you have moldy spots in the vertical caulking of your tub, stretch out the cotton balls a bit first before dipping them in the bleach water. Start with the highest part and then work your way down as the liquid dripping down will cause the ones below it to fall.
  • how to get rid of black mold in your shower caulking
Let the cotton balls stay on the caulking for about 2 hours. Remove one and see if the mold is gone. If not, wait another hour.

If looks good, remove the cotton balls and dispose them in the trash.

You should now have beautiful caulking!
  • how to get rid of black mold in your shower caulking
For more tips on using bleach and removing mold from caulking, head to my post (linked at the bottom) for all the details and to check out more of my cleaning tutorials.

And if you like smart tips like this, be sure to check out my ebook Speed Clean the Deep Clean which has more than 50 cleaning tutorials and cleaning tips for all areas of your home.

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Katelyn Fagan

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