22 Jul Prevent Mildew/Mold Build-Up In Your Shower!
I don’t know about you, but I hate cleaning the bathroom. It gives me the heeby jeebys! I’ve written a blog about cleaning the hard water spots off, which is one pet peeve in the shower. The other pet peeve is the mildew that can get in the grout and make it super yucky.Or just super yucky looking.
Honestly, I haven’t found a cleaner for those mildew spots if they get out of hand. I’m still on the search for one or maybe I’ve found a natural cleaner, but I haven’t used it in the right way.
BUT, I did find a way to prevent it from showing it’s ugly face. The key is to make sure that you are keeping it a priority and doing it consistently.
What To Do?
In a glass spray bottle, put in straight vinegar + 20 drops of tea tree essential oil. I spray this usually after I shower in the grout. Once a week, I will spray this and actually do a scrub down. So far, so good. I haven’t had to deep clean or use chemicals.
Tea tree is a great anti-fungal + has been also studied to be beneficial for your health. We’ve written a past blog about this before, so go check it out!
Some other preventative tips that you can do to prevent the buildup of mildew is to make sure that you air your shower properly. Use the vent that is in the bathroom. You can even use a dehumidifier to take out the moisture in the air that accelerates the growth of mildew.
You can also make sure that your grout is sealed in well. Without the seal, more moisture is able to be absorbed into the grout.
What do you do when your grout is filthy with mildew/mold?