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How to Prevent and Remove Mould Growth on Tile and Grout?

How to Prevent and Remove Mould Growth on Tile and Grout?


If you see or smell mould, remove it!

Did you know...

  • Moulds have been around for millions of years.
  • Grout is porous, which allows mould to grow.

Mould develops in areas with warm temperatures, moisture, and poor air circulation, so you should be cautious of the possibility of mould growth in these conditions. As a result, mould is not uncommon to find on walls and ceilings, between tiles, and on caulking in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.

Mould can cause serious health problems for you and your family, as well as jeopardise the structural integrity of your home if the damage is severe. Knowing this, you should do everything possible to prevent mould from growing on grout surfaces and to know how to get rid of it if it does.

Mould on tiles

Remove Mould from Grout

To get rid of mould from your porcelain and ceramic surfaces' grout, you will need a little patience and elbow grease. You must not only clean the visible mould patches but also disinfect the area to ensure that all spores have been killed and your bathroom or kitchen has been restored to a safe and sanitary environment.

So, how do you remove mould out of shower grout? How do I get it out of the lines between the kitchen backsplash tiles? How do you clean bathroom grout?

Precautionary Note:

Work in a well-ventilated area with an open window or a working fan. To protect your skin, put on non-porous gloves, and do not forget to wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from splashback while cleaning.

Use Lithofin KF Mildew-Away Spray - 500ml is ideal for cleaning porcelain and ceramic surfaces. removes black mould and mildew spots from cement and silicone grouting in bathrooms and kitchens as well as discolouration caused by plants. It is suitable for use around ceramic and porcelain tiles only. It works quickly and efficiently inhibits re-growth.

We want to make sure that not only your bathrooms, shower, and toilet areas that has ceramic or porcelain tiles on its surface be not only free of mould but also to ensure a healthier environment is preserved in these areas. 

Mould Removal by a Professional

Even as there are many other DIY methods for removing mould from tile and grout surfaces, there are some situations where it is simply too much to handle. Mould may spread over a large area, DIY techniques may be insufficient, or you may simply prefer that a professional clean up the mess.

Mould removal services

With our mould remediation services, Stone Doctor Australia's Restoration Services team of professionals can remove mould growth from your tile and grout surfaces. Our trained and certified technicians can address any level of mould growth and safely remove it using advanced techniques and equipment.

Keep Mould Away

After you have repaired the tiles and removed the mould, make sure you do not let it grow back in the grout. To avoid regrowth, take the following precautions:

Allow for adequate ventilation

well ventilated bathroom

Maintain proper ventilation by keeping windows and doors open. Hot and humid conditions encourage mould growth in cracks and crevices in tiles and other surfaces.

Grouts Should Be Sealed

Gout sealing

Use appropriate sealers on your porcelain & ceramic tile surface to keep the grout dry. This will reduce moisture penetration into the crevices and thus control mould growth in these grouts.

Use an Exhaust Fan in the Bathroom

Leaving the bathroom floors wet after a shower can encourage mould growth in the grout. To avoid this, use exhaust fans to ensure proper ventilation and floor dryness.

Performing Routine Cleaning and Drying

Hang your towels to dry thoroughly and avoid contributing to humidity and moisture issues in your bathroom. After you have finished showering, wipe down the shower walls, door, and floor to remove any excess moisture. A washcloth, a hand towel, or a squeegee can be used to clean the shower walls.

On a regular basis, clean and dry the tiles. This can help to reduce the likelihood of mould growth. If you do not clean the tiles on a regular basis, soap scum will accumulate, which can lead to mould growth. Draw the shower curtain and liner out to dry as well.

Use Lithofin KF Stain-Stop - 1 Litre, which is quite unique and will give a clean and uniform feel to ceramic & porcelain tiled surfaces. Lithofin KF Stain-Stop - 1 Litre is a low maintenance, non-film forming penetrating sealer for all types of ceramic & porcelain tiled floors and walls including its use on vitrified quarry tile. Use this product every 2–3 years to up keep your tile and grout surface looking pristine at all times.

Mould growth in minor cracks, crevices, and tile grout can give your lovely home a terribly bad appearance. It not only looks bad, but it is also unsanitary! As a result, you must devise strategies to combat this issue! We hope that this article has helped you figure out the best ways to remove mould.

To know more about tile and grout restoration services call us at (03) 9429 1223.

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