How to Clean Mold On Bathroom Grout and Showers Without Bleach
By Marilee Nelson |
A little mold can cause a lot of issuesOftentimes, mold and mildew in tile grout gets overlooked because it’s just so darn common. However, just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s healthy or safe. Mold in showers, or anywhere else in your home, can create a cascade of health issues including
- Respiratory illness
- Lowered immunity
- Eye irritation
- Skin rashes
- And even mood swings.
- Memory loss
- Hormonal imbalance
- Chronic sinus infections
- And more
A little bleach here-and-there can actually hurt
First off, if you’ve used straight bleach or bleach-based cleaners to eliminate mold before don’t beat yourself up. It’s what we’ve all been taught to do for decades. However, it’s important to understand that breathing in chlorine bleach, even in small amounts, can negatively impact on your health—especially if you’re already suffering from a chronic condition. Bleach is a chlorine-based corrosive substance that is absolutely poisonous if it is inhaled, swallowed, or comes into contact with your skin in certain amounts. When it comes to cleaning with bleach, inhalation is of primary concern as bleach fumes have been shown to immediately irritate the mucous membranes of nose, throat, and mouth and deteriorate your esophagus, lungs, and respiratory system over time
Bleach can exacerbate your mold problemIt’s true! Per OSHA
How to remove (and prevent) mold in tile grout without bleachNow that you understand the importance of keeping mold under control without the use of bleach, here’s what to do instead:
- Use Branch Basics Bathroom solution, Oxygen Boost + 3% hydrogen peroxide to eliminate mold on hard surfaces
- Spray grout lines liberally with Branch Basics Bathroom solution.
- Sprinkle with Oxygen Boost. Wet the Oxygen Boost with a spray of Bathroom solution.
- Scrub with toothbrush or scrub brush.
- Let sit 1-5 minutes (the longer the better).
- Rinse or wipe off with a microfiber cloth to remove the mold.
- Finish by spraying straight hydrogen peroxide on the grout lines (you can add a spray bottle cap directly to your hydrogen peroxide bottle to make this easy), and let dry.
The big takeaway
Just because something is common, like cleaning mold on tile grout with household bleach, doesn’t mean it’s safe. By using our non-toxic mold removal method as outlined above, you can easily and safely take care of mold problems in your bathrooms without causing any future health issues...a healthy home win-win!
Marilee Nelson is an Environmental Toxins expert who has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the chemically-sensitive and chronically-ill. She is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Certified Bau-Biologist and Bau-Biology Inspector and specializes in Food As Medicine. She has helped thousands of families and individuals identify, heal and recover from toxic exposures and is on a mission to revolutionize the way American families view their health.