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How do you get rid of mold in a shower?

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Remove mold from a shower by mixing hydrogen peroxide with water, applying it to the mold, and then rinsing the shower and drying all surfaces with a towel. Unlike harsh commercial shower cleaners that etch natural stone, a hydrogen peroxide solution is even mild enough to clean mold from marble showers.

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  1. Mix the solution

    Mix 1/2 cup of freshly opened 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with a gallon of water. Avoid opened or expired bottles of hydrogen peroxide, as these degrade and lose their strength.

  2. Apply the solution

    Apply the solution to the shower, making sure any mold is thoroughly saturated. Hydrogen peroxide foams when it encounters living materials, but this does not harm the surface. Allow the solution to soak for at least 10 minutes.

  3. Wipe the shower clean

    Dip a clean sponge into the bucket and wipe the shower with a fresh application of the solution. Continue wiping until you remove the mold.

  4. Rinse the shower

    Use the showerhead to rinse the shower. If you cannot reach all the corners with the showerhead, empty the bucket, rinse it and fill it with tap water to rinse the out-of-the-way areas.

  5. Dry the surfaces

    Use a towel to dry all the surfaces. Mold requires moisture to grow, so prevent future mold growth by drying the shower after each use and using the vent fan when showering.

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