How to Get Rid of Bathroom Mould

A common issue in many bathrooms, mould can start off as an insignificant small spot and quickly turn into a sight that is disgusting and unsightly. In severe cases of mould, it can even become a health and safety hazard. If you suspect that your bathroom may have mould, you’ll be glad to know that by carrying out just a few simple steps, you can end up with a clean and fresh mould-free bathroom. Whether you’re designing a new bathroom with or simply want a spring clean, read on to discover the various ways that mould can be removed – it’s easier than you think!


Baking Soda and Bleach

Baking soda is a cleaning agent that is not only inexpensive, it’s fume-free and gentle on surfaces. Mix baking soda with bleach or soap and hot water to create an effective mould cleaning substance for your bathroom. For the best results, use one teaspoon of liquid soap, one cup of baking soda, a few drops of an essential oil, and mix with enough water to form a paste.


Because of its mildly acidic nature, vinegar is extremely inhospitable for mould. It makes a very inexpensive and effective bathroom cleaner, and should be put into a spray bottle undiluted and sprayed directly onto the mould affected areas. Wait for an hour before wiping the area clean with hot water and a clean towel or cloth. Remember that damp encourages mould, so it’s important to make sure the area is fully dried as well.


Borax is a natural cleaner and natural insecticide that can be purchased cheaply at most major grocery stores and supermarkets. For the best results, mix one cup of borax with a gallon of water. The most effective method of removing mould using borax is to vacuum up any mould spores before you begin in order to minimise the chance of spreading spores around. Once done, use a brush to clean the affected area with the borax solution. If you are worried that the mould may reappear, vinegar can help prevent another outbreak.


Ammonia can be very effective in removing mould, but it is important to remember that you should never mix ammonia and bleach together, as this creates a hazardous substance. When removing mould from a bathroom, be sure to only use ‘clear’ ammonia rather than the ‘cloudy’ or ‘sudsy’ varieties. Pour the ammonia into a spray bottle, and spray it directly onto the surface affected by mould. Use a scrubbing brush to clean the area of any mould or spores, and leave for an hour or two. You may also want to air the bathroom out as the smell of ammonia is very strong. Once done, wipe away with clean water.

Which methods do you use to remove mould from your bathroom? Do you have any other methods or ideas that you’d like to add to this list? Whatever works for you, we’d love to hear all about it in the comments below.

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