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Eew No More #Tilex AD

I’m working with Tilex® on a paid basis, but my opinions are my own.

Ever notice, no matter how clean your bathroom is, you can still find yuckiness on the grout between tiles? We just moved in about a year ago and had the bathroom regrouted, but I guess with four people showering and the bathroom in use a lot, it’s to be expected. I don’t know if it’s mold or mildew, but whatever that is…it’s not pretty (excuse the retro pink tiles, we didn’t renovate everything when we moved into our 1950’s-built home):

pre tilex mold and mildew

Our problem was really around the tub itself, near the spout and just outside where our kids splash a lot, or water drips from my hair after I exit the shower. Hubby won’t take any of the blame since he doesn’t take bubble baths and shaves his head. As you can see from the pictures, higher in the shower where the water doesn’t hit, the grout is still fine, and indicative of what the grout and tiles should look like.

It also turns out that pink stuff near the drain is mold too (eew- I had no idea). 100% of homes in the US have mold, so it’s not a big secret, but not everything can get rid of it, even if it looks like it did. Soap and detergents can make the appearance of mold stains disappear temporarily, but it regrows, sometimes in as quickly as two days.

pre tilex mold and mildew-2

I sprayed Tilex® Mold and Mildew Remover to spiffy the place up a bit, and left it there, because no scrubbing is required. It kills 99.9% of mold and mildew (I guess you always have that .1% that won’t give up) and waited for the mold to vanish (you have to wait until it disappears). Here the spray is doing its thing:

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Finally, I rinsed the Tilex® off. Tilex® Mold and Mildew Remover contains Clorox® Bleach, which disinfects as it kills household mold and mildew on hard, nonporous surfaces. Just spray it, let it sit for five minutes (allow mildew stains to disappear), and rinse if off bathroom surfaces like glazed ceramic tile, grout, tubs, fiberglass, glass shower doors, vinyl curtains, and sinks.

I’d say the after pic is definitely happy making:

sprayed tilex on mildew and mold-3

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Want to learn more about Tilex®’s mold and mildew remover products? Visit here.

So who is the splasher in your family?

I’m working with Tilex® on a paid basis, but my opinions are my own.

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  • We have exactly the same spigot & tiles, only our tiles are aqua with black trim. We thought it was a 50’s style, but found the original paperwork for the tub in the wall through the room behind it… 1937.

  • Penelope

    It’s better than the 70s at least…what was with all that orange and green and yellow?