8 Tips On How To Keep Shower Curtains Mildew Free

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If you don't like mildew in your bathroom, there are 8 Tips On How To Keep Shower Curtains Mildew Free. Mildew loves warm and moist environments with a relative humidity of 70 to 93 percent, which can easily occur after you take a shower. Here are some tips to help you keep mildew at bay:

Tip #1

Wash your shower curtain regularly. If it's machine-washable, toss it in the washing machine with some towels, laundry detergent, baking soda, and hot water. Hang it up to dry before the spin cycle begins.

Tip #2

Shake your shower curtain after each use to remove excess moisture. This is especially important for fabric shower curtains.

Tip #3

Turn on your bathroom's exhaust fan after showering and let it run for at least 15 minutes to pull dry air into the bathroom and reduce humidity.

Tip #4

Leave your bathroom doors open after showering to allow humid air to escape.

Tip #5

If you have a bathroom window, open it when the outside air is cool and dry to let the sun in and kill mold. Don't open the window if it's humid outside.

Tip #6

Use an air conditioner to keep your home's temperature a few degrees lower than the ideal range for mildew growth (77-86 degrees Fahrenheit).

Tip #7

Hang your wet towels up to dry on a towel rack. Don't leave them crumpled on the floor or counter, as they add to the humidity in the bathroom.

Tip #8

Use a daily mildew-prevention spray on your shower curtain. You can buy one or make your own by combining water, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and liquid dish soap in a dark-colored spray bottle.

To check if a dark stain on a surface is mildew or dirt, put several drops of chlorine bleach on it. If it's mildew, the bleach will kill it and the stain will disappear. If it's dirt, the bleach won't have any effect. You can also purchase a mildew-resistant shower curtain liner to help prevent mildew growth.

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