I've got some black stuff growing on my shower curtain. Any ideas as
to what it is and how to get rid of it? I'm guessing mold, but I doubt
just spraying it with anti-mold stuff will completely eliminate it.
I'm a big fan of this method. I throw it in my front loader along with the
small rug that sits by the bathroom sink, load the machine with soap and a
generous amount of bleach and let the machine do the rest. I just hang the
Curtin back up on the shower rod and let it drip dry. Saves buying a new
shower Curtin and you don't have to mess with smelly mildew killers and all
the soap scum is washed away, too.
More likely mildew than mold. Trash that curtain, and dehumidify the
bathroom. If the smell doesn't drive you nuts, and you're old enough
to not be worrying about cancer, hang one of those benzene-releasing
mothball slabs in the room. Find some way to add some UV light to
the shower enclosure, but not when you're in there. Hose it
down every few days with a mild bleach solution. (does vinigar kill
I use a thin fabric curtain. It used to gro mold where it touched the
inside of the tub until I set up a string and hook arrangement. When
I get out of the shower, I reach behind one end and grab a nylon cord
that's tied to the towel bar, with a plastic ring on the other end.
I bring it around the outside of the curtain, and slip the ring over a
hook that's epoxied to the opposite wall. This lets the curtain hang
free, so it dries faster.
(I also have the rod mounted even with the outside edge of the tub,
which gives me shoulder/arm room, and keeps the curtain firmly in
contact with the inside of the tub, which prevents billowing inward.
When too much soap scum builds up, it will start supporting mold, so
then, I take it down, and toss it in the wash with some bleach..
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