Mildew is a common household nuisance that can be combated with the correct tools and effort. Unless you have a bathroom that never gets wet, it is very likely you have experienced the dilemma of mildew. Bathrooms exposed to warmth and moisture for a prolonged amount of time can become victim to unsightly dark mildew stains. No one wants to be plagued by mildew but, luckily, there is a solution. Mildew can happen to the best of us but, with a little know-how, you can successfully remove mildew and brighten up your bathroom.
What you will need:
- Bucket of warm water
- Abrasive Sponge
- Cream Cleanser
- Elbow Grease
- Metal Scourer
The first step in the mildew removal process is to fill a bucket with warm water and place it with you in front of the affected area.
Next, dip your sponge into the bucket of water and, using the soft side of the sponge, wet the affected area.
Apply cream your cleanser of choice to the abrasive side of your sponge.
Begin to scrub the stain aggressively with the abrasive side of the sponge.
Once the stain begins to lift, rinse and repeat as necessary.
It is important to understand that there really is no quick solution to mildew removal but, that doesn’t mean you need to give up and replace your bath. With a little old-fashioned elbow grease and effort, mildew can be removed using only warm water, cream cleanser and abrasive sponge. Cream cleanser is the preferred solution to combat mildew as it clings to the affected areas. A liquid cleanser is likely to run down the drain before you get a chance to clean the mildew. It is important to use gloves at all times to protect your hands from the cleanser.
Keep up the hard work and continue scrubbing aggressively until the mildew stain is lifted. You can always take a break, let the cleanser sit on the stain for a while, and come back when you are ready to try again. If the stain is difficult and you still seem to be making little progress, try using a metal scourer. A metal scourer gives you more cleaning power but be careful. If you have a porcelain tub, a metal scourer could scratch the surface and become a breeding ground for more mildew. Porcelain tubs are best handled with care. Rinse and repeat the cleaning process as needed.
For harder to reach areas, try using a toothbrush. A toothbrush will allow you to scrub small corners and spaces where mildew can hide. Once you have finished cleaning, discard dirty water and enjoy your clean bathroom. Tackling tough mildew stains can be intimidating but, if you try hard enough, the stains will eventually lift and reveal a clean surface. Regular mildew cleanings will help you combat the development of mildew and keep your bathroom looking bright. You may not be able to stop mildew but now you have the know-how to get rid of it.