Since the shower room is a moisture-prone area, it is not exempted from one of the dangers of water damage which is black mold! This is one particular threat that you need to look out for. And not dealing with it right away would cause not only becoming an eyesore in your shower but respiratory issues and allergies, too.

If you find yourself in this situation, no need to be upset. There are products that you can use to kill black mold both chemically and naturally. Moreover, there are easy tips that you can follow on how to get rid of black mold in the shower.

 Is shower black mold dangerous?

 Black mold can be harmful, especially to people who are allergic to mold. There’s also a possibility that the species of mold in your shower is the toxic Stachybotrys chartarum. It requires the help of mold remediation experts.

 Where does black mold grow in my shower?

 One of the black mold’s favorite places is in the grout. It can also grow on the shower caulking, around the drain, on the drain plug, and in the door tracks. Mold can even grow under bottles of shampoo and under bars of soap. Shower curtains should be checked too for mold growth though not technically a part of the shower.

 Mold and mildew can also spread on the wall due to a leak. And if your grout is old and cracking, water can seep behind shower tiles thus allowing mold, particularly black mold to grow.

 

How to get rid of black mold in the shower?

Since the bathroom is dark, warm, and humid, it is one of the breeding grounds for mold growth. In cleaning mold stains and eliminating toxic mold spores, you can use different solutions either chemically or naturally. Here are some tips on how to remove black mold:

1. In using bleach, combine 1 part with 2 parts water in a bottle and spray the solution in affected areas. Then let it sit for 10 minutes. The mold will begin to fade away on its own.

However, some stubborn stains remain in areas. In this case, use a brush to scrub the mold away. Afterward, rinse the surface or affected area with water.

Remember that good ventilation is a must whenever you will use bleach.

2. In using baking soda, mix 1/2 cup of it with water into a spray bottle. Shake well and spritz onto the sealant. Scrub with a brush until it is removed and rinse with water. 

 As prevention, spray the area/surface again and let it dry. Baking soda can remove the mold in your shower.

 3. White vinegar is also very useful in killing fungus. Spritz the vinegar onto the caulk sealant and let it remain for one hour. Then scrub afterward.

 4. You can also use 3% concentration hydrogen peroxide to remove mold. You can put it into a spray bottle or directly apply it to a sponge or brush to scrub the affected area like the caulk.

How can I prevent future mold growth in the shower?

 You can’t kill mold completely, but you can prevent it from growing and spreading in your bathroom.

  • Regularly clean your bathroom, once a week will do. Keep an anti-mold solution or product in your monthly cleaning routine.
  • Always wipe down shower doors, sinks, bathroom tiles, or curtain showers with a squeegee and cloth after each use. This is to eliminate extra moisture and prevent any type of mold in the bathroom.
  • Decrease humidity in your shower. Install/upgrade an exhaust fan and run it every time you shower and several minutes after. This will dry the air out and help in getting rid of residual steam
  • Keep a preventive spray on hand such as vinegar. Spray vinegar after a bath or shower then air-dry after. This helps prevent mold growth on shower walls or affected areas. 

If you want to make the vinegar smell less offensive, you may add a few drops of essential oil such as tea tree, lavender, or peppermint.

Call Superior Flood and Fire for Professional Mold Removal Services

 How to get rid of black mold in the shower completely is best done by a professional mold remediation and removal company. They have specialized tools and equipment and implement advanced techniques for black mold removal. As a result, they can bring your property back safely to pre-loss condition. 

 Get rid of mold and prevent it from returning anytime soon by calling Water Damage San Jacinto. We offer professional fire, water, and mold remediation service. You can contact us anytime because we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.