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Remove Bathroom Mold With These Tips

How many of you enjoy doing chores? The answer is probably no, as it would be with a majority of homeowners. However, keeping up with the cleanliness of your bathroom will help you to avoid the dreaded mold problem that happens to bathrooms when they aren’t cleaned very often. Clean Organized Family Home has listed some great tips to help you avoid bathroom mold, and remove it altogether in the event it has already started to build up. Do you have any proven additional tips you know work and would like to provide, let us know in the comments section!

1. Start by opening the bathroom window.

“Start by opening the window, if you have one. If you don’t, grab a fan and position it so that it blows clean air from other rooms inside.”

2. Mix a bleach and water bathroom mold removal solution.

“Put on your gloves, then mix a mold removal solution of 1 cup of bleach with 1 gallon of water in a bucket. Swirl it around gently with your gloved hand, making sure none of the solution splashes out onto nearby surfaces.

While bleach is a key player in mold removal, it can also remove color from carpeting and bath mats. So be sure items in your bathroom that could be stained are removed before you begin. If you have carpeting outside your bathroom, plan your post mold clean up so that there’s no chance of dripping the cleaning solution on your way out.”

3. Fill a second bucket with clean water for rinsing.

“This will be the water you use after your mold cleanup cleaning to rinse away the cleaning solution.”

4. Apply the bathroom mold removal solution to the areas of mold and mildew.

“Apply mold cleaner with a sponge or rag.

Using a sponge or rag, apply the mold removal mix to walls, tile or grout – wherever mold has grabbed a toehold.”

5. Let sit for 15 minutes.

“Let the solution to sit on surfaces with mold or mildew for at least 15 minutes to allow it enough time to do its job.”

6. Rinse the surfaces of mold and mildew.

“Rinse the bleach solution completely from the tile or grout surface, using the second bucket of clean water.”

7. Thoroughly dry cleaned surfaces.

“Dry the cleaned areas in your bathroom completely. You can use old rags, paper towels, or a fan.”

8. If you can still smell mold or mildew, repeat steps above.

“Repeat the surface cleaning routine above if you can still see or smell mold or mildew after cleaning.”

9. Practice prevention against future mold and mildew.

“Once the mold and mildew have been removed, consider using mold inhibiting solutions, such as vinegar, to regularly clean bathroom surfaces, especially walls and bathroom tiles.

Keep bathroom humidity below 55 percent if you can.

Don’t become numbers-bound here; simply turning on the bathroom fan for 15 minutes after your shower or bath will significantly lower the bathroom humidity.

Mildew resistant paint, or mold killing paint, can also be applied to keep these unwanted growths out.

And of course, regular bathroom cleaning is key to keeping any growths out of your bathroom.”

Quoted Content Sourced From Clean Organized Family Home

Six Ways To Clean Your Bathroom and Save Money

Cleaning the bathroom can be one of those chores that you continuously put on hold while the mess continues to build. A couple major headaches are the inflated cost of bathroom cleaning materials and the time it takes to tackle an entire bathroom cleaning depending on the size of the bathroom. There might just be a solution to all those problems courtesy of http://home.bt.com/. Below are several solutions they say will help alleviate the stress and hassle of cleaning your bathroom, all while lowering the cost you would normally encounter when purchasing bathroom cleaning materials and liquids from the store. Have you used any of the methods described below?

Home science

“Make baking soda and white vinegar your new best friends. Pour a mixture of half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar down the toilet bowl, leave for a few hours and flush away to spruce it up and remove stains – no scrubbing needed!

The pair even make unclogging drains easy, too. Mix a quarter of a cup of baking soda with one cup of vinegar and pour it down your drain. Wash out with boiling water half an hour later for sparkling clean drains and pipes.

You can also make a paste by mixing baking soda with a little water; spread it on grout or use it to wipe down surfaces for an all-round clean.

Keep these ingredients in your cupboard for a quick fix whenever you need it.”

Natural citrus

“Cleaning the shower head can be tricky and risks leaving the harsh chemical residue to fall on your hair and skin during your next shower. Instead of using shop-bought sprays simply fill a plastic bag with lemon juice and dunk the shower head in it so it’s fully covered by the juice. Tie the bag securely and leave overnight, then rinse off in the morning.”

Squeegee it

“Eco-friendly cleaning product company method recommend: “Prevent a build-up of mildew in your bath or shower by squeegeeing the walls (it’s a specific kind of window cleaning sponge) after each use. It helps keep your tub clean, prevents mildew and is an excellent arm workout.”

Fizzy pop

“Pour a can of Coca-Cola down your toilet bowl and leave for a few hours, or even overnight if you have big stains, and flush away in the morning. The acidity of the Coke will break down stains and leave the toilet shining.”

No streaks

“A streaky mirror can make a bathroom look dirty no matter how clean your sink and tiles are. Get rid of toothpaste splashes, finger marks and hairspray by sponging a mirror with rubbing alcohol, working quickly so it doesn’t dry, then spraying the mirror with a one-part-vinegar to four-parts-water solution.

Wipe the mirror down with a microfibre cloth; these work better than normal cloths because the fibres pick up dirt rather than just spreading it around the glass.”

Double up

“Your personal bathroom products can also work wonders at no extra cost. Shampoo and body wash are great cleaners for the bath tub and shower.

Simply squirt on and wipe down with a wet sponge. If you don’t fancy using your luxury hair products to wash out the bathroom, supermarket budget versions work a treat and can cost as little as 10p a bottle.”

Quoted Content Sourced From http://home.bt.com/

4 Bathroom Designs You Should Have In Your Home

When you think of the bathroom of your dreams, what features does it have? Does it have a huge walk-in shower and a soaking tub right beside it? Does it have a large double vanity? Here are four current bathroom designs that we are loving.

This design screams luxury all across the board. Double vanity, huge walk-in shower and gorgeous lighting fixtures.

 

We’re a big fan of having both a large walk-in shower with rainfall shower and a soaking tub in the same bathroom space.

 

The mirror, chandelier and beautiful window make this a wonderful quaint bathroom.

 

Any time you can put a soaking tub next to a window with a gorgeous view, we’ll be on board. Not to mention this bathroom has a double vanity and a huge walk-in shower.

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