How to Remove Mold from Shower Caulking

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Mold in the shower is not only unsightly, but it can also be harmful to your health. As someone who loves to clean, seeing mold in the shower can be irritating and, quite frankly, gross.

Fortunately, there are several ways to effectively clean mold in the shower - and prevent it from returning. From natural remedies like vinegar and tea tree oil to commercial cleaning product.


Toiler Bowl Cleaner

Toilet bowl cleaner will cling to the mold and dismantle it almost immediately. All you have to do is pour the toiler bowl cleaner on the affected area with mold and then place some paper towels to keep it in place.


Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is a natural essential oil with powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial effects. Add it to a spray bottle and mix it all together. Spray the moldy area and let the oil solution sit for about an hour


White Vinegar

Spray vinegar on the impacted area and allow the vinegar to sit on the mold for 45 minutes. You can then use an old toothbrush or scrub to remove the residue.



Spray the bleach solution on the mold and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. You may want to leave it on longer if you have really tough stains.


Baking Soda 

Baking soda is known for attacking mold by absorbing its moisture and destroying the mold. Just create a baking soda paste by using baking soda and water. Make it just thick enough to cling to the mold. 

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