Asked on Apr 12, 2019

How do I never have to deal with mold in my shower ever again?

RymeaHolly Bertone | Pink FortitudeNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA
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The mold keeps coming back no matter what we clean it with and the bathroom is well ventilated

7 answers
  • Vimarhonor
    on Apr 12, 2019

    Hello do you have an effective bathroom exhaust fan? That might help you mitigate the humidity that’s predisposing your shower to mold and mildew.

    • Bec34124222
      on Apr 12, 2019

      We have a good fan and use it all the time . I just need to get rid of this stuff and have it never come back we leave the door to the shower open for a long time after each shower we are both in our 60's now and cannot keep up this challenge all the time

  • Betsy
    on Apr 12, 2019

    Hi Bec: The key, after getting rid of the mold, is to keep the area aired out. Either open the door or get a fan to put in the room. The air needs to move, not just sit stagnant. The Dollar Tree has a product called "The Home Store Charcoal Moisture Eliminators" https://www.dollartree.com/search/go?w=dehumidifier. I have them in my basement and a couple of bedrooms that seem to get a lot of humidity. They are only a buck and work quite well. Here is a site that talks about mold. https://housewifehowtos.com/clean/how-to-remove-mold-from-walls/ This should help. Good luck

    • Bec34124222
      on Apr 12, 2019

      We keep the door open after each shower and have a good fan Aldo as well as a ceiling fan in the bathroom too. As we are older now it is hard to do heavy cleaning. I'll get some of the products you mentioned at home goods

  • Morgan McBride
    on Apr 12, 2019

    I am seconding to run your fan!

  • Betsy
    on Apr 12, 2019

    Hi Bec: It's always a worry with that mold:( Maybe try taking showers that aren't so hot and make so much steam. And, perhaps you can bathe with the door open, at least 1/2 way. Since you're an older couple, there isn't anything there that you haven't seen before  Good luck

  • Clean with vinegar as it kills the mold spores. You might consider a dehumidifier for your bathroom.


    https://www.servicemaster-restoration-cleaning.com/2017/03/mold-myths/


  • There are several ways to get rid of mold, but most importantly, you need to address the root cause to keep it from returning. This article focuses on the bathroom, but is an overall great article that covers methods of how to remove mold, if bleach is safe to use, and how to prevent it from coming back. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    https://pinkfortitude.com/mold-in-the-shower/

  • Rymea
    on Apr 13, 2019

    If the mold is in the corners or along the bottom between the tile and shower pan you might be able to remove all the caulk that has black on it, spray the space with mold killer and let it dry thoroughly. Then re caulk using Silicone caulk. That isn't that big of a job. Actually we just did it. If you are talking about mold between tiles other than in corners and along the bottom edge then you might be looking at redoing the tile because the water may have gotten behind the tile and molded the wall board.

    Another thing you could try is to use a squeegee to wipe the water off the walls after each shower.

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