Mildew In Bathroom - How To Clean And Remove Mildew Stains

The video below demonstrates a great technique for cleaning and removing mildew in a bathroom.

It provides really simple instructions, with tools commonly found around the house, for this common problem in homes.

You will need the following equipment:To remove the mildew and mold in your bathroom, and the stains it can leave behind, you will manually remove it with the scrub brushes and also kill it with the chlorine bleach solution.

The video suggests using 1 part chlorine bleach to 15 parts water. This is quite similar to my homemade mildew cleaner recipe, although mine has a larger ratio of bleach.

Spray the bleach solution onto the mildew and let it sit for at least five minutes, which is the time necessary for the bleach to kill the mildew spores.

Then, physically remove the mildew and mold from your bathroom surfaces with the scrub brushes.

You can watch the video for full details:

The video also mentions washing your shower curtain, which is a great idea if you have mold or mildew on it.

Otherwise, even if you clean your bathroom surfaces the moldy shower curtain will "reinfect" the areas you cleaned, and you will just have to start all over again.

So, do you have any tips for removing mildew, including mildew stains, from surfaces of your home?

If so, submit your tips here, or read other tips already submitted.

In addition, there are even more tips below.

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Alternate Use For Extra Peroxide In Hair Dye Kit For Cleaning

by Sonya

Sonya says:

I dye my hair myself and use the remaining paste in the tube for cleaning.

Its main ingredient is peroxide, so I don't have to buy a bottle of hydrogen peroxide separately.

I also use the remaining dye paste to remove mould around the bathroom taps.

Taylor says:

Thanks so much for this tip Sonya!

I love being able to find unusual uses for things around the house, and this definitely qualifies as one.

Most of the time we use the 3% hydrogen peroxide that is available in the brown bottle in the first aid aisle at the store.

Using it from the tube it is a much stronger concentration so be careful, but I think it makes great sense to use it for killing mold and mildew on hard surfaces! Just make sure to test it in an inconspicuous spot first to make sure it doesn't harm the surface you're using it on.

If you'd like to see more uses for hydrogen peroxide click here, or you can share your own tips and ideas as well!

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Removing Bathroom Mildew - Tips And Video

Below is another video giving tips for removing bathroom mildew.

Specifically, this video shows how to get rid of the actual unsightly mildew and stains it leaves behind around your shower, and other hard surfaces around your bathroom like tiles.

The video suggests using hot water, the abrasive side of a kitchen sponge, what it calls a "cream cleaner" (such as Soft Scrub), an old toothbrush and elbow grease to get rid of the fungus.

What I think this video is lacking are some suggestions for preventing mildew from forming in your bathroom in the first place, and also how to kill (not just physically remove) the mildew that has developed, so it is less likely to come back.

Here are some homemade mildew cleaner recipes which can help with this.

You can submit your own tip for removing mold and mildew here, or read others already submitted.

In addition, you can read reviews of commercial mildew cleaners and removers here if you're in the market for one.

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Letting bleach sit on caulk
by: Tracy

Having just had to have BOTH showers in my house regrouted and caulked, be careful letting bleach sit on the caulk. It dries it out and and can lead to cracks and pulling away from the wall, which can lead to leaks and rain in your foyer. I think you have to do it once in a while, but just be aware of this side effect.

mold removal from ceiling
by: Kelly

I have it on the bathroom ceiling. I don't want it to drip on my floor, so how do I clean it?

mildew stains on ceiling
by: Anonymous

I have mildew stains on the ceilings and walls. It's a rental. Any tips that will get them off?

Mold in shower
by: Anonymous

I use Clorox toilet cleaning bleach gel to run the grout lines in my shower. It works great!

Bleach alternative?
by: Rosie

Is there an alternative to using bleach for removing mildew? I care for an elderly parent and the bleach will cause an asthma attack.

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