How To Get Rid of Mildew For Good
Mildew is typically white or gray, appears flat like a film, and feels like dry powder. Mildew forms in humid and poorly ventilated areas like bathrooms, windows, attics, and basements.
To remove mildew from grout, tile, bathroom fixtures, and more
using white vinegar to remove mildew is easy:
Fill a spray bottle with undiluted distilled white vinegar.
Spray the vinegar everywhere you see mildew.
Let the vinegar sit for an hour. Wipe away the mildew with a clean, damp cloth.
For stubborn mildew stains, you can use 3% hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach.
Just pour the peroxide onto the stain, let it sit for 10 minutes, and wipe the area with a damp cloth.
To remove stubborn mildew from grout, follow these instructions:
Combine equal parts vinegar and lemon juice and enough baking soda to create a paste.
Use a toothbrush to scrub the grout with your paste.
Wait five minutes and rinse the grout with warm water. If you still see mildew, pour undiluted 3% hydrogen peroxide onto the grout. Let the hydrogen peroxide work on the mildew for 10 minutes.
Rinse the grout with warm water.
To remove mildew from grout in hard-to-reach areas, use cotton balls. Soak a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide, place it on the grout, wait a few hours, and then rinse the area with warm water.
Turn on the exhaust fan while you’re showering and let it run for 30 minutes after you bathe.
If you have a window in the bathroom, open it to increase ventilation.
Leave your shower curtain open and leave the lights on for 30 minutes after bathing.
Squeegee your shower walls and doors and dry any water on the floor.
Clean underneath shampoo and body wash bottles and dry the bottles.