Do you ever have mold and mildew show up in your bathroom? We do! We own an older home, and for some reason the mold seems to grow here faster than I have ever seen before. We really have to watch the caulked areas around the tub and shower. I think since the house has obviously "settled some", the tub is on a slight slant, so water seems to pool in some areas on the sides, encouraging mold growth. I am constantly looking for new or different ways to stop mold growing here.
I have used vinegar to try and keep it under control, but it just never seems to keep it under control. One time I used bleach with a spray bottle and I would apply it, let it sit for several minutes and then use a toothbrush to scrub it out. It took several times of repeating this process. And of course you need to have a well ventilated room to do this. Unfortunately our bathroom has no windows, a perfect setup for mildew growth, so I have to set up a fan to blow fumes out the door and out the bedroom windows when we clean. We usually soak the shower curtain in a tub filled with water and bleach and allow it to soak. Then we rinse thoroughly and re-hang to dry. We have to do this about twice a month to keep the mildew under control. The boy's bathroom is set up the same way, with no windows, so we have the same problems there. At least they only have a shower to wipe down! We are actually considering re-doing all the caulking to see if this will help. Any neighbor who has a suggestion please feel free to leave a comment. If we weren't on a road trip, I would include pictures!
Now, Tilex has a new product out Tilex Mold Stain and Mildew Stain, Refreshing Breeze, that I think I might give a try. And not only do they have new products, but to introduce them they are having a "Cancel the Mold Show in Your Bathroom" Sweepstakes. Are you interested in entering? They are giving away 3 large 40" flat screen TVs as well as some other prizes. Just visit the Tilex Facebook page for more information, but I will let you in on a secret, you will receive an extra entry for each friend you invite.
Take a minute to view the video with Sonny Mold and Frankie Mildew, two trouble-making stars. And then try Tilex to remove them from your own bathroom!
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