Mould is a type of fungus that thrives in moist, warm places. The shower cubicle is a perfect place for mould to live and spread because water is frequently running and the heat from the water warms up the room. You can prevent mould growth and spread with simple techniques, but if there's existing mould to deal with you can remove that as well, using supplies found in most homes. Once the mould is removed, your shower will be fungus-free and ready to use again.
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Things you need
- Eucalyptus oil
- Washing-up liquid
- Clean cloths
- Spray bottles
Combine 15 ml (1 tbsp) eucalyptus oil with a few drops of washing-up liquid and 500 ml (2 cups) of water in a spray bottle.
Spray the solution, liberally, on all areas in your shower cubicle where mould is present. Be sure to spray cracks and crevices that might be hiding any mould growth. Allow the solution to sit on the mould for at least five minutes.
Rinse a clean cloth in warm tap water and use this to wipe away the mould and eucalyptus solution. Repeat this process for any mould that persists.
Turn on your bathroom air extractor fan or open windows to ensure your shower cubicle dries out thoroughly.
Tips and warnings
- Wearing goggles and with ventilation in the room, spray your shower cubicle with a mixture of 1 part household bleach and 10 parts water after every few showers. This will help prevent mould growth.
- Keep bleach out of reach of children.
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