How to Remove Mold from the Bathtub

I’m sure, at some point in your life, you’ve experienced mold around your bathtub. You know, that icky black stuff that grows in the caulking around the tub? Well, today, I’m going to tell you how to rid your tub of that mold. You may even have mold spores growing on your wall, AC vents, etc. What I’m about to tell you will help with that, too.

What you’ll need:

  1. Spray bottle
  2. Water
  3. Bleach


  1. First, you’ll need to fill the spray bottle with about 1/10 bleach. The other 9/10 of the bottle should be filled with water. This is called a 10 to 1 bleach mixture.
  2. Next, spray all around your tub, spraying each area generously.
  3.  Let bleach sit for about an hour. Do NOT wipe the area after bleaching. Wiping causes the mold spores to spread, therefore, making it worse, especially on walls.
  4. Return after about an hour to check the area. If your mold was on the walls, you may have noticed it started to remove the mold immediately, and you may not have to re-spray it. Just check to make sure you covered the whole area, and spray the parts that you missed, again. If your mold is in the caulking of your tub, then you’ll notice it has lightened up a little, but you’ll need to spray it again.
  5. Keep checking back every hour, and spraying every hour until the caulk has turned white again.

There you have it, folks. This is how I remove the mold around my tub. You may have to refill your bleach bottle, but bleach is very cheap, and it’s a lot less expensive than replacing the whole bathtub, or calling in the mold and mildew remediation crew. Hope these tips help you as much as they’ve helped me.

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