How do I clean black mold in shower silicone?

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Mould is never a welcome sight to see in your home, and if you've found some, you probably want to know how to remove mold from your environment. A little bit of mould isn't a huge issue; it's when the mould gets out of control that it becomes an issue. Especially black mould which can be very toxic for our health and wellbeing. The spores of the mould are constantly floating in the air, and if the black mould is present in your home, it's likely you're breathing in the mould particles. These spores can cause some minor health issues like headaches, but they can also cause respiratory issues as well. The spores are like an invader to the body which makes the immune system work overtime as well stressing out the body. Sometimes if a mould problem is too far gone, the home will not be habitable anymore, but usually, professionals are able to come and clean up the mould and completely remove it from the home. To prevent mould from growing in your home in the first place, it's a good idea to always keep your home free of humidity and excess moisture. That means, when you have a shower, always run the fan, if you air dry clothes, dry them outdoors.

Even the steam from boiling water on your stove can cause excess moisture in the home, so always use an exhaust hood over top of your stove to dissipate the steam. Other things you can do is buy a dehumidifier that will extract the humidity out of your air inside the home and don't leave your windows open when it's raining. These preventative measures will only do so much though, so if you already have mould growing in your home, you'll want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Either by following these cleaning tips on how to remover mold or by hiring professional services to remove it for you. Mould can sometimes be found on the silicone in your shower, which is the perfect, steamy and humid environment for it to grow. So if you already have some growing here are som cleaning tips to help you out. First, choose the cleaning solution you're going to use to kill the mould. Bleach, ammonia, or white distilled vinegar work really well for attacking black mould. You can also use an all natural cleaning product from the store, or one that you create yourself.

To make your own all natural cleaning solution to get rid of mould, get a spray bottle, and fill it two-thirds full with white distilled vinegar and then add in about 2 teaspoons of baking soda; just the regular stuff you use for baking. The two ingredients combined will fizz up which is normal, but just wait for the fizzing to dissipate before you put the spray nozzle back on the bottle. Then just spray the silicone with the mould on it with whichever cleaning solution you choose. Make sure you really saturate the entire area with the solution and then let it sit on the mould for at least an hour. The acidity of the vinegar will kill the mould spores, which will cause them to also stop growing and spreading even further. Then, take an old toothbrush and start scrubbing the mould off of the silicone and rinse with hot water which will also work to stop these spores in their tracks. Once you're all finished, you can spray once more with your cleaning solution and then make sure the area is dried off really well. Hopefully, the mould will cease to return to your shower.***

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