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Bathroom expert's 'ultimate black mould killer' with two ingredients for under £2

Aug 20, 2023

The specialist's go to solution for stubborn black mould uses ingredients you likely already have at home.

Bathrooms are one of the toughest parts of the house to keep clean. And one of the biggest problems found in the bathroom is the accumulation of mould, thanks to the constant presence of damp air.

Even if you keep the window open during a shower or bath or think you're safe from mould during the winter, experts say think again. While mould is most prominent in the colder months when windows are kept closed to keep heat in, the rising humidity during the summer months can be responsible for mould growth.

Luckily, clean freaks worried about bathroom mould can rest easy, as one specialist has shared how to get rid of it with minimal scrubbing. Warren Kinloch - bathroom expert at Bathroom Deal - has shared two household items that are "great" for getting rid of bathroom mould - baking soda and vinegar.

Each ingredient's reactive properties work together for an effective cleaner on a number of scrubbing tasks, from unblocking drains to disinfecting mouldy washing machines.

Warren said that combining the alkaline baking soda and acidic vinegar will not only banish mould from bathroom surfaces, but the musty smell that often comes with it.

He explained: "To use white vinegar, spray it directly onto the mouldy area undiluted and leave for one to two hours before scrubbing away. This allows the vinegar to really soak, especially if you have porous surfaces like wood in your bathroom.

"For the ultimate black mould killer, combine baking soda, white vinegar, and water together to create a solution that’s much tougher and likely to kill stronger mould.

"Regularly inspect areas like corners, edges, and hidden spots, as mould often hides in hard-to-reach places. Promptly address any leaks or plumbing issues to prevent excess moisture buildup.”

If you don't already have these items, investing in them won't break the bank. A full 568ml bottle of vinegar costs 29p from Tesco while a 200g tub of baking soda costs £1.39, making for a £1.68the full cleaner that can be used again and again.

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