Mold remover formula

Here’s how to get rid of pink mold in your shower – LifeSavvy


There are a lot of gross things in your bathroom. Its good. It is true for all of us. But no one wants to see unsightly pink mold somewhere. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to banish.

All you will need to remove pink mold from your shower is bleach, baking soda, and dish soap.

If you’re wondering what causes pink mold, know that it’s not mold at all. It is probably one of two types of bacteria: Serratia marcescens or Aureobasidium pullulans. The bacteria produce a pigment, prodigiosin, which causes the pink to orange hue seen in your bathroom.

Fortunately, for most healthy people there is no real problem with the bacteria, just don’t let it enter the body (ie don’t touch it, then touch your eyes or mouth).

So how to get rid of it?

You will want to put on protective gear first (goggles, gloves, and a mask). Next, turn on your bathroom’s ventilation system or exhaust fan. Max a mixture of 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 tablespoon dish soap. Next, dip a nylon cleaning brush into the mixture and start scrubbing at the highest point of growth, working down. Once you have cleaned everything, rinse with water.

To completely rid your bathroom of bacteria, you will also need to disinfect the area. In a spray bottle, mix half warm water and half bleach. Spray the area liberally, let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes, then scrub again. Rinse and dry the area, and you’re done.

Although removing mold may take two scrubbing cycles, you’ll have a perfectly spotless bathroom afterward.