Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Rid your shower and bath of mold the easy way

Those black spots in your bathroom shower aren’t just unattractive, they might be a sign you have mold – and that could pose a health risk to you and your family. Mold, like mildew, thrives in moist, humid areas. But unlike mildew, mold can grow quickly on porous surfaces. 

There are several types of mold that lurk in bathrooms. Allergenic molds are the most common and tend to cause allergic reactions or asthma-like symptoms, especially for people who have respiratory issues. Pathogenic and toxigenic molds are much less common and cause more serious health problems.  

Since it can be extremely difficult to know which type of mold might be growing in your bathroom, we (along with the CDC) recommend removing all mold as soon as you see it. Luckily, with the steps below, it’s easy to rid your bathroom of mold (and mildew, too), and keep it at bay, so your home is healthy.

Below is a safe, quick, and inexpensive way to eliminate mold from your bathroom shower, tub, and anywhere else it’s growing. In fact, you may already have everything you need in your cabinets and cupboards to start cleaning. 

How to rid your bathroom shower mold 

It’s perfectly fine to use cleaning products specifically designed to treat mold. In fact, there are plenty of excellent mold removers and cleansers available at your local home improvement store. Here’s something important to remember: Bleach, while excellent at removing stains caused by mold, cannot kill mold. So, most bathroom cleaners with bleach won’t do the trick. 

Here’s a tried-and-true cleaner that is a safe, inexpensive, and very effective mold remover for your shower and bath. 

What you’ll need 

  1. Rubber gloves 
  2. Spray bottle 
  3. Scrub brush*
  4. Paper towels 
  5. White vinegar 
  6. Bleach cleaning solution
  7. Bathroom cleaner  


First mix one-part vinegar to two-parts water in a spray bottle. 

Next, clean the shower, bathtub, walls and other areas where you see mold growth with your chosen bathroom cleaner. Let the product sit on the area for at least 30 minutes. 

Scrub the areas with mold vigorously with the brush, making sure to get all black spots. *Remember to avoid using a steel brush, as this can damage the surface of your bathtub and shower area. 

Now, rinse the areas and wipe down with paper towels. Let dry. If you still see black areas after this step, go ahead and scrub the area again with a bleach cleaning solution. 

Lastly, spray with white vinegar and let dry. The vinegar will act as a preventive tool so that mold has a difficult time growing back. 

We recommend following this cleaning regimen once every month to keep the mold away. However, if you see mold growing again, it’s time to call  or  contact the team at Allied Reddi-Rooter.