How to clean mould in the bathroom

If you have mould in your bathroom, know that you’re not alone. It is common for nasty porous stuff to thrive in bathrooms, like on your walls, floors and showers. You may even find fungus on bathroom doorsIt happens as a result of exposure to warm humidity and excess moisture, which naturally occurs when washing in the bathroomBut it’s not just for aesthetic reasons that you should get rid of mould, as this porous substance can cause a whole host of health issues. You can use the power of Harpic Bathroom Cleaner to get rid of those unpleasant stains for good.  

Read on for more information on how to clean mould from the bathroom.  

What you’ll need to clean bathroom moulding

  • Rubber gloves  
  • A clean cloth or sponge  
  • A microfibre cloth  
  • Harpic Bathroom Cleaner  
  • mop and bucket  
  • An old toothbrush  
  • Goggles  

How to clean mould off walls in the bathroom

Mould growing on walls is usually pretty hard to miss and it can often make your bathroom look unhygienic – even if that’s not the case. If black mould is taking over your bathroom walls, you’ll need the right technique and tools, like a good sponge and Harpic Bathroom Cleaner, to make your walls look their best. Before you start, always make sure that the room is well ventilated by opening doors and windows and turning on a fan if possible, to provide airflow.  

Step 1: Apply 1.5 capfuls of Harpic Bathroom Cleaner to 4 litres of water in a bucket. 

Step 2: Spread the cleaning solution over the tiles in manageable sections.  

Step 3: Scrub the tiles using a clean cloth or sponge and apply gentle pressure to remove the mould. 

Step 4: Leave the cleaning solution on your tiles for at least 5 minutes. 

Step 5: Rinse off with clean water.  

Step 6: Repeat the steps above if needed.  

Step 7: Dry the walls with a clean microfibre cloth to avoid mould from regrowing.  

If you want to remove mould in grout, follow the instructions above for removing mould in the bathroom wall and use an old toothbrush to get into the cracks. You can also use this toothbrush technique on silicone grout around the sink, bathtub, or shower. Read our article for more information on how to thoroughly clean your bathroom tiles 

How to get rid of mould on bathroom ceilings 

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to find black mould on the ceiling and because of the nature of the surfaceit can be tricky to clean. But you can follow the steps above to banish that mould from your ceiling – just put goggles or eye protection on to shield your eyes from any spillages.  

How to remove mould from the floor

If you think your floor would be safe from the unpleasant porous mould, you may want to think againTiled bathroom floors are just as susceptible to mould which means it can get into all sorts cracks and crevices. Thankfully, it’s easy to clean your floor with Harpic Bathroom Cleaner. Just follow these steps:  

Step 1: Apply 1.5 capfuls of Harpic Bathroom Cleaner to 4 litres of water in a bucket. 

Step 2: Using a mop, spread the cleaning solution over the tiles in manageable sections.  

Step 3: Apply gentle pressure and scrub to remove the mould. 

Step 4: Leave the cleaning solution on your tiles for at least 5 minutes. 

Step 5: Wipe the floor down with clean water 

Step 6: Leave to dry.  

Mould in the bathroom can be daunting to tackle but it needs to be done. With a well-honed cleaning routine and taking the preventive steps (like keeping the bathroom well ventilated during and after washing), you can manage and banish mould for good.