Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fighting Mildew

My bathroom has a mildew problem. I'll blame it on my 106 year old house and the fact that I don't have any ventilation/fan in my bathroom. A month ago I noticed that the ceiling tile that butts up to the wall was turning black...the whole length of my bathtub. Eww. My first thought was to break down and buy a big jug of bleach. But I hate bleach. No matter how careful I am, I also seem to ruin whatever clothing I'm wearing during "bleach cleaning".  Besides I hate the smell. I haven't used bleach in about two years. So, in search for a recipe for mold killer, I turned to my trusty friend, Google. In the past I've made shower cleaners, which do a good job keeping the shower clean but only a fair job at keeping the mold at bay. I needed something made specifically to kill mold. I found several recipes but this one looked the best:

Shower Mildew KILLER Cleaner
2 cups water
1 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup lemon juice

Mix, put in spray bottle and shoot away!

I've been using this cleaner for two weeks. I also brought in a fan and keep it going for a couple hours each morning. The mold is disappearing!

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