How to Clean Mold On Grout
Mold thrives in warm, wet environments, and your shower is a cozy place for it to grow. Over time, your daily shower gives the fungus everything it needs to spread and get stuck in your grout. Luckily, there are some things you can do when mold begins to invade.
How to Clean Mold on Grout
Option 1: Bleach
Make a solution of one part bleach, four parts water. Put this mixture into a spray bottle and spray the affected area. Give it 30 minutes to sit, and then scrub with a toothbrush. Rinse with cold water.
Bleach is your heavy-duty solution for mold on grout, but you have to be careful because it can cause fading and discoloration, so it’s not the right choice for colored grout. Plus, improper use of bleach can cause health concerns, so you must follow the manufacturer’s directions.
Option 2: Baking Soda
Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with one gallon of water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the infected area, and wait an hour before rinsing with warm water. You can also make a more concentrated mixture of 1/2 cup baking soda and a few teaspoons of water and put the paste directly on the grout. Scrub it with a brush and rinse.
Baking soda is an all-around safe option and won’t harm you or your grout. It is, unfortunately, not as effective as bleach.
Option 3: Salt
Simply wet the area and sprinkle salt into the grout lines. Let it sit overnight and rinse in the morning.
Option 4: Call JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care
Mold on your shower grout isn’t just unsightly; it can be a health hazard, too. Some solutions for mold on grout are unsafe if done incorrectly and others simply aren’t as effective. The guaranteed solution? Call JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care at 844-GET-JDOG. Our tile and grout services make your bathrooms shine like new.