A cheap and effective hack for getting rid of bathroom mould has been shared on social media after one woman needed help in her home. The solution was shared in a Facebook group dedicated to sharing cleaning tips and tricks.
Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, gained popularity after sharing ingenious cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and TV. The cleaning enthusiast has managed to gain over 4.4 million followers on Instagram and has also authored several books.
Mrs Hinch fan groups on Facebook have hundreds of thousands of members who help each other with cleaning hacks for problems around the home. Mrs Hinch fans were quick to offer solutions to getting rid of bathroom mould, with one solution being recommended time and time again.
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Group member Tracey Lamb asked for help. She said: “I’ve got mould round the sealant of the bath. Just tried Astonish mould blaster and it’s not really made any difference. Any ideas would be very welcome.”
Mrs Hinch fans were quick to share their solutions. Kelly Jane said: “I’ve come across this problem, I put Aldi bleach on the areas, covered with toilet roll to stop if running away from area. Then left for 4 hours, returned back and just wiped away with the toilet paper it was covered with, then rinsed down with water.
“It will need re sealing though at some point as it will keep coming back. It only does this when the sealant is damaged and you will risk more mould build up again. But this does work.”
Isabella Mclauchlan said: “Soak cotton pads with raw bleach and leave overnight.” Belinda Wright agreed. She said: “Roll up a cotton wool cleansing pad and soak in bleach. Place on the mould overnight. Will be gone by the morning.”
Some group members recommended replacing the sealant altogether. Samantha Mercer said: “When it comes to mould on silicone you will never get rid of it. You can take the colour out but it will always come back. It needs to be removed, cleaned allowed to dry and then new silicone. It’s so cheap to buy from places like Screwfix and it’s really easy to apply. Just remember if it’s a bath you’re doing. You need to fill the bath up with water before you do the silicone and leave the water in until it’s dry.”
One commenter had advice for keeping mould away in the first place. Lin Whitehouse said: “Once you get rid of the mould or replace the seal, dry it with a micro cloth each time you use bath/shower to keep it looking good.”