Let’s just agree that cleaning the shower tiles is not a pleasant task. Not to mention the heartbreaking duty of removing shower grout mildew. This black mildew is the most difficult to eliminate. However, putting the work in might just do the trick. With the proper natural household products, you can do it. Keep reading and see different natural methods for shower grout mildew removal. Take control and you just might get rid of it.
1. Baking soda, lemon juice and vinegar
Now, cleaning shower grout mildew, you need to use the strongest solutions. This is the perfect time for the trifecta of household products: baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar.
Thus, let’s begin:
– sprinkle the baking soda onto the grout.
– pour white vinegar on the baking soda.
– let this mix act for 5 minutes.
The mixture will loosen the shower grout mildew and it will make for easier removal. After waiting for 5 minutes, scrub the grout with a tile brush to remove the mildew. When you finished scrubbing, make sure you rinse the area very well. Rinse with clean warm water. If it is necessary, you could repeat this procedure until the shower grout mildew is gone.
2. Make a paste
Another effective natural cleaning method is to mix baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar together to make a paste. Mix equal parts vinegar and lemon juice then add a little baking soda at a time while stirring until a paste consistency is formed. Using a brush or gloved hand, rub the paste on the tile grout. You will notice that this paste will make things easier. As you will see, the benefit of this paste is it won’t drip. After scrubbing the grout thoroughly rinse with warm water and repeat.
3. Scrub it out
If you have tried these natural ingredients and still, the problem persists, try to scrub it out. Use a microfiber cloth to scrub in between the towels to remove the mildew. It will take some force to scrub out mildew, especially set-in mildew, so scrub the cloth hard in areas where mildew appears.
4. An intense solution
An intense solution would be bleach. This is for shower grout mildew that builds up for several years and just won’t come off. Thus, this will be your best course of action to remove mildew as a last resort. Make sure to wear gloves, first of all. You don’t want to hurt yourself in the process.
So, in your bucket, prepare a solution of three parts water with one part bleach. The amount of bleach and water you use will depend on how much mildew you’re facing. Also, make sure to mix bleach in a well-ventilated area so you won’t inhale it.
Fill a spray bottle with this bleach solution. The next move would be to sprinkle it over tiles, focusing on mildew surfaces. Let the solution act for about 15 minutes. Then, you can simply continue with the cleaning process. Rinse very well with warm water and see the results.