The room in the house most prone to moisture buildup is definitely the bathroom, due to the constant vapors from the shower. In fact, it is no coincidence that it is in the shower stall that we find most of the classic black mold stains, especially on the silicone. Therefore, today we will see together how to remove mold from shower silicone with these quick and easy tricks to try!
The first remedy we propose for removing mold stains is to use white vinegar, which is known precisely for its cleaning, degreasing, anti-scale and anti-mold properties. All you need to do, then, is to pour 2 cups of vinegar into a jug containing about 2 quarts of water and decant, then, the resulting mixture into a spray bottle. At this point, spray it on the moldy silicone and leave it for about 10 minutes. Finally, use an abrasive sponge to remove all the black, rinse, and you’re done! For a more effective effect, you can also add two tablespoons of baking soda. As if that were not enough, this mixture is also useful for cleaning bathroom tiles and ceramics.
As an alternative to vinegar, you can also use citric acid, which is an environmentally friendly compound derived from citrus fruits that can remove mildew stains, thanks to its anti-scale action and bleaching power. Then, in a jug containing 1 quart of water, add about 1/3 lb. of citric acid and mix it. After that, pour some of this mixture on the mildew stain, leave it for about 15 minutes and rub it with a sponge gently to remove all the dirt. You will notice that the silicone in your shower will turn as white as new!
Lemon juice and baking soda
After vinegar and citric acid, how could lemon and baking soda, which can thoroughly clean and disinfect surfaces, be missing from the roll call? So, pour some baking soda directly on the mold stain, after which you wet the silicone with warm water and leave it for about half an hour. At this point, add water, half a tablespoon of baking soda and the juice of a lemon to a spray bottle and spray the resulting mixture onto the stain sprinkled with baking soda. Finally, wipe with a sponge and rinse: goodbye mildew! As if that were not enough, the lemon will be able to bring a fresh scent to the whole bathroom!
Although not exactly natural, it still has an ecological approach and can be used, therefore, in case of stubborn mold. What are we talking about? Hydrogen peroxide! In a spray bottle, then, pour a cup with hydrogen peroxide and two tablespoons of baking soda and mix it all together. For an even more effective effect, you can also add a few drops of tea tree oil, which has an anti-bacterial function. At this point, spray the resulting mixture on the shower gasket, leave it on for a while and rinse. Finally, wipe with a dry cloth to remove the residue: mold will be just a bad memory! In fact, hydrogen peroxide is so effective on mold that it can even remove the mold that forms on the walls!
Finally, let’s see how to make an anti-mold cleanser that combines the properties of several ingredients to create a super effective product in case of very stubborn mold that does not go away with the remedies seen so far! Therefore, equip yourself with:
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tablespoon of fine salt
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- absorbent cotton to taste.
Start by adding the baking soda and salt to a saucepan containing water, bring it to a boil and then add, the hydrogen peroxide. After that, wait until the mixture becomes lukewarm so that you do not burn yourself and completely soak absorbent cotton balls or cotton discs in the solution. Without wringing them out, place them along the moldy silicone as if to form a kind of barrier and leave for about an hour. Finally, move the cotton balls away and rinse: your shower will be mold-free!
Contact a specialist in case of very stubborn black mold; these can in fact be harmful to your health. Always use gloves and a mask when you want to clean up mold stains.