We recently had our bathtub re-caulked due to excessive black mold. The repairman told me how unhealthy the mold and fungus was. He asked me if I knew how it accumulated there. My response was “The moisture?” hoping that I gave him the right answer so I didn’t appear pathetically ignorant. He said, “Yes, but it’s because of the shampoos and other items we leave on the corners of the tub that allows water to pool there. This causes the moisture to find its way into the caulking and stay. Even though we scrub, we can’t get behind the caulking.”
This shower organizer hangs from existing shower curtain rings and comes in regular and family sizes. Machine washable polyester mesh, dries quickly. If this mold and fungus get out of hand it could be unhealthy. He commented about our shower organizer and how good it was to have the shampoos and other bath items up and out of the way. However, there were still items on the corners allowing the water to pool. When multiple family members share the same shower, you are bound to have several different shampoos, soaps, and other personal care items. I switched the kids to the larger, “family” shower organizer.The investment you make in your bathroom can be a lasting improvement to your home and give you many years of comfort. However, maintenance is an important aspect if you want to keep your bathroom looking its best.
The good old-fashioned remedies Grandma used to use work well. First, clean out the hair and gunk under the strainer in the tub/shower or plug in the sink. Pour one cup of baking soda down the drain. Follow with one cup of white vinegar and one-half gallon of boiling water. Repeat if necessary. The baking soda will also help eliminate drain odors.Stubborn Stains For stubborn stains or scum buildup, use a soft, scrub pad or a nylon net scrubber with a non-abrasive cleaner. Let the cleaner stand on the surface for 1-2 minutes. If stains are persistent, you may need to use a more concentrated strength cleaner. That is fine as long as it does not have the abrasive particles that some do. Also use a soft sponge, washcloth, or nylon bristle scrubber and try not to be harsh with it. Abrasive pads like the green ones you purchase at the store are what cause harm to your surfaces