Tips to Prevent Mold From Growing in the Toilet, Toilet Tank and Walls

If you have a bathroom window, open it during showering.

Make sure that you are using your exhaust fans when you take a shower or bath and leaving them on for at least 30 minutes after you finish.

If your bathroom is prone to higher humidity, grab one of these recommended bathroom dehumidifiers and use it during and for an hour after you shower or take a bath.

Never leave waste sitting in the toilet.

Clean your toilet bowl once or twice weekly using a scrub brush and the EC3 Mold Solution Concentrate or Vinegar.

Add 1 cup of vinegar to the toilet tank a few times a week to help prevent the mold.

For toilets that are not used often, be sure to flush them every other day.

Fix any bathroom leaks immediately.

Cleaning Mold From the Toilet Tank

Pour distilled white vinegar into the tank (with water in it) and allow it to sit for about 120 minutes.

Flush the toilet a few times.

If you still see mold, you will need to turn off the supply valve and drain the toilet tank.

Then use a toilet brush or similar non-abrasive material and scrub the remaining mold spots.

Turn the water back on and flush the toilet twice.

Add another cup of vinegar to the toilet tank and let sit for 60 minutes.

Flush the toilet twice.

How to Get Rid of Mold on Bathroom Walls

Pour distilled white vinegar into the tank (with water in it) and allow it to sit for about 120 minutes.

Flush the toilet a few times.

If you still see mold, you will need to turn off the supply valve and drain the toilet tank.

Then use a toilet brush or similar non-abrasive material and scrub the remaining mold spots.

Turn the water back on and flush the toilet twice.

Add another cup of vinegar to the toilet tank and let sit for 60 minutes.

Flush the toilet twice.

How to Get Rid of Mold on Bathroom Walls

Bathroom mold is an unsightly and unhealthy problem that should be addressed as soon as you spot it. The most common places to find mold are tile grout, caulk and painted or wallpapered walls.

If you have a mold problem in your bathroom, then read these simple steps that will help you get rid of that mold.

Removing Mold on Tiled Walls

Bleach

You can purchase a chlorine bleach cleaner specifically meant for bathroom mold. So long as you don’t have colored grout, you can spray the cleaner directly onto the moldy grout.

Let the cleaner containing bleach sit for at least 30 minutes

Scrub with a stiff brush

Rinsing with warm water

Vinegar

Use a spray bottle to saturate the moldy area with white vinegar

Let it sit for 30 minutes

Scrub with a brush

Spray again, let sit for an additional 30 minutes

Rinse with warm water

Removing Mold From Painted or Wallpapered Walls

Combine two tablespoons of borax with 1/4 cup white vinegar and two cups of hot water in a bowl.

Pour into a spray bottle

Liberally apply on painted walls.

Scrub thoroughly and wipe clean, then spray again and let sit for 10 minutes before wiping dry.

Removing Mold Safely

If you have to remove mold concentrations or perform any black mold removal covering more than a few square feet, where the musty odor is strong or where you find extensive water damage, we recommend that you take special precautions such as:

Wearing old clothes and shoes that you can launder or throw away after the cleanup work.

Wearing special N-95 or P-100 respirators, goggles and gloves.

Turn off your furnace and air conditioner and cover ducts and doors to contain spores.

Keep your wet/dry vacuum outside when you vacuum.