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How to Clean Mould in The Bathroom

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It seems that no matter how hard we try we cannot avoid the formation of mould in the bathroom. Even the pleasant climate in Sydney cannot serve as protection from mould. The unpleasant black specks mainly occur at the joints between the tiles and the edges of the tub. They are certainly one unpleasant aesthetic and hygienic problem which is potentially dangerous to health, especially if it spreads to other parts of our home. So, what exactly can we do in order to get rid of this unpleasant mould?

Increase room ventilation

Bathroom ventilation

The bathroom is a hotbed of mould because this room is constantly humid, warm and it doesn’t support normal airflow. In order to prevent the formation of mould, we need to find a way to alter these conditions. For example, leave some of the windows in the bathroom or the door slightly opened when you are showering (if this is possible).

In case you don’t have a window, use a dehumidifier or a ventilator that is beneficial to be turned on even when the mirror in the bathroom is not blurred because even then the moisture in the bathroom is present. Even if we can’t see the moisture this doesn’t mean that it is not there.

Keep your bathroom clean

Cleaning bathtub

Many people believe that they can successfully protect their homes from mould if they polish the tiles in the bathroom on a daily basis. These tiles should be polished only when it is necessary. However, there are certain measures of precaution that can be performed every day in order to prevent and fight these ugly dark layers.

Keep all the surfaces in the bathroom clean from dirt and especially from things like remains of shampoo, cream, and oil for the body. Keep the wet towels out of the bathroom and the bathroom curtains should be made of synthetic materials that have low water absorption power (not doing so will increase the likelihood of a mouldy shower.

Keep in mind that the way you fight against mould depends on how much and how long it has been present. If there is much work ahead of you, you should definitely choose cleaning products that don’t contain many hazardous chemicals in order to avoid respiratory problems. Many experts can confirm that water and microfiber cloth that has great power of absorbency can be the most efficient tools in this procedure. In order to clean the corners in the best way use some old toothbrush or special cleaning sponges.

Use Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide

If these methods don’t provide any results, then it is a good idea to use a bleaching method. Create a mixture of three cups of water and one cup of bleaching liquid or simply buy some stain remover that contains a smaller amount of bleach. If this method doesn’t work, use a stronger concentrate. Remember not to combine two different products like bleach and ammonia for example, because they can result in toxic fumes that can seriously damage your health.

If all these methods don’t work you can book our bathroom cleaning service in less than 60 seconds.

Adriana Aziz is the operations manager at MaidForYou. With over 6 years of experience managing cleaning operations, she knows all the best hacks when it comes to cleaning residential and commercial buildings. With expert experience in managing house cleaning operations, interior design and logistics. She spends her free time with her family and as a freelance food critic.

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