Hello, dear readers! The joints between the tiles in the bathroom - the most vulnerable place where mold can appear over time. It is necessary to fight against it, because it damages the health and spoils the appearance. And how to clean the seams between the tiles in the bathroom, you now know.
Why clean the seams?
The tile became for a long time necessary for arrangement of an interior in a bathroom. But quite often black mold appears in the seams between the tiles.
Mold in the bathroom at the seams of the tile is not so much not aesthetically pleasing as it is detrimental to the health of the household. It is in the joints that harmful bacteria quickly appear and multiply. Therefore, a thorough cleaning between the tiled space is a protection against dangerous microorganisms.
At home, you can successfully deal with this problem, if you know effective means to remove such pollution. As always, the funds of our grandmothers come to the aid of the mistresses.
Available recipes for cleansing seams
Folk remedies can easily cope with mold. Wear rubber gloves on your hands and prepare a mixture of soda, lemon juice and vinegar:
- soda - ½ cup;
- lemon juice - the third part of the fruit;
- Vinegar (9%) - ¼ cup.
All components are dissolved in 1.5 liters of boiled water. Be careful, because when mixing them there will be a rich burning foam!
Dampen a sponge with a hard side, then carefully wipe each seam. After 20 minutes, rinse the tiles thoroughly to see excellent results.
Coping with stains will help hydrogen peroxidediluted with water 1: 1. Moisten the affected area with liquid, leave for 40 minutes. Repeat the procedure for another day.
To permanently get rid of this scourge, add 1 tsp to the peroxide solution. tea tree oil. Spray on the affected place, leave for a day, then clean with a scraper. The procedure can be repeated. Tea tree oil is famous for its disinfectant properties.
To clean the walls, give the tile a dazzling shine will help ammonia:
- in 2 liters of water pour 1 tbsp. spoon of ammonia;
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, spray it on each joint and tile;
- leave for 20 minutes;
- Wipe the walls with a slightly damp cloth.
Calcium will remove fungus and fresh mold.
To cope with your trouble will help two active components - whiteness and soda.
Make a mushy paste out of them. Using a spatula, apply the paste on each seam, leave it to dry. Then rinse the walls with a sponge or brush. This method is not suitable for color grouting, since the whiteness will simply “eat” the paint. But whiten white grout can be exactly this tool.
An excellent, but less aggressive remedy can be made from lemon juice, soda, mustard.
- soda - ½ cup;
- juice - 1/3 of the squeezed liquid lemon;
- toothpaste - 1 tsp;
- mustard powder - 1 tbsp. spoon.
In 1 liter of water, add all the ingredients, mix. Using a sponge, rub the mixture into each space between the tiled spaces. How to wash the burning mixture? After half an hour, rinse with warm water.
Hot steam cleaning
Many housewives use steam cleaner. The steam released under high pressure copes well with its task. A jet of hot steam first softens the pollution, then knocks them out of the joints, killing along the way the fungus and dangerous bacteria. However, steam cannot cope with heavy pollution.
Use of household chemicals
In stores, all the shelves are filled with all kinds of bottles, jars of cleaning products. You can choose any suitable product. But the trouble is that in many housewives they cause allergies!
To protect yourself, wear gloves and a protective mask before work. What can be removed pollution?
Good remedy - cleaning pen.
Its dressing consists of a dye on a waterproof basis. In addition to the destruction of microorganisms, it masks the dirt on the seams.
Try a different product:
- Oxygen bleach is mixed with warm water in a 1: 1 ratio.
- Sponge applied to the seams and tile, leave for 1.5 hours.
- The remains are cleaned with a stiff sponge.
"Whiteness" can be used independently.
Melamine sponge is an effective remedy for dirt, but it is powerless against mold.
The shops are sold effective means: HG, "Mr. Muskul", Domestos, BOZO, Anti-Fungus, "Atlas Dolphin". But they are intended only for white fillers seams.
If the fungus has penetrated too deep into the grout joints, you will have to act with a scraper or renew the entire tile.
How to wash the mold in the bathroom
Why it is necessary to fight mold and fungus on the walls of the premises? How dangerous is mold to human health? Mold of any color produces and spreads toxins, dangerous spores, harmful substances throughout the dwelling.
They settle on the mucous membranes of the person, the skin, in the lungs, enter the stomach, and then in the blood. Allocations are especially dangerous for people with allergies and asthma. Those who are predisposed to oncology may bring this terrible disease closer. Even perfectly healthy people can eventually experience health problems:
- Reduced immunity;
- Allergic reactions;
- Diseases of the digestive tract and liver;
- Irreversible diseases of the bronchi and lungs.
Mold and fungus are not only harmful to health. They destroy wood, stone, even concrete.
How to get rid of dangerous growths? There is a solution - the use of the above means or the complete removal of the grout, followed by disinfection. Entrust this work to professionals, so as not to get one of the diseases.
If you decide to act independently, put on your glasses and a protective mask to prevent dust from getting into your eyes and respiratory organs, and get to work.
- First grind the grout with water and vinegar.
- Remove the grout.
- Process joints with antifungal solution.
- Put the grout again.
- Glazed tile can not be cleaned with acids, otherwise it will fade.
- Matte tiles process mastic with protective properties to create a protective film.
- Mosaicas glass tile Can not be cleaned with alkali and acid.
Grout for joints choose with epoxy base. They are resistant to contamination, resistant to mold and mildew.
The causes of mold
- High humidity.
- Poor ventilation.
- Poor quality coating.
- Faulty plumbing.
- Rare cleaning of walls, pipes, baths.
To avoid this problem, often leave the door to the bath, even the toilet, repair the pipes in a timely manner. If the stains appeared on the whitewashed or plastered surface, then you will have to clean up to concrete, then treat with an antifungal solution.
Finally, so that the dark spots do not spoil the seams and walls, try to eliminate the cause of mold, do not give her a chance to live in your house.