Have tried many, many, of the liquid products, but has anyone ever
found a cleaner that actually removes Mold from the Grout lines in a
Tiles are clean, but have found nothing that works on the Grout.
| > Have tried many, many, of the liquid products, but has anyone ever
| > found a cleaner that actually removes Mold from the Grout lines in a
| > shower ?
Bleach. It's mildew, not mold. The thing to kill
mildew is bleach. You could also try a stiff brush
and soap if it doesn't turn white with bleach,
but soap won't actually affect the mildew.
Products like Tilex are simply a few cents worth
of bleach, watered down and put into a spray
bottle. With any cleaner product you buy you
should check the ingredients first, and don't buy
anything that doesn't list ingredients. There are
a lot of scam products in that category because
they're marketed mainly to housewives via TV.
I have pretty good luck mixing dish liquid, water and bleach, then going at
it with an old toothbrush. I don't suppose it matters much, but the dish
soap I use will be either Dawn or Ajax, whichever is the flavor of the week.
Mix about 5% soap with 15% bleach and the rest warm water - maybe less
bleach if it's the concentrate. Spray it on, wait, then brush it off. If
it's built up it will take more than one try, but once you start keeping up
with it the process is quick.
Bleach usually works well. Mix some and wipe or spray it on and let
it sit, rinse.
One thing you can do to prevent it is to put a squeegee in the shower.
Takes seconds to do the walls and keeps them clean and dry. The
shower will need very few "cleanings" if it is done regularly.
Epoxy grout helps too, but too late now.
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