How to Clean Shower Mold

Dec 4, 2017Glass Cleaning Tips, Residential Glass, Shower Enclosures

Over time, your shower and shower door may accumulate shower mold. This mold is unsightly and can be unhealthy, but there are some methods for removing it.

Read on for some tips and advice on how to clean shower mold


Before you clean shower mold, you will want to clean your shower walls with a vacuum with a HEPA filter. This can help remove any loose mold rather than just moving it around your shower.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is an effective, gentle inexpensive cleanser. You can use baking soda to make your own shower cleaner. Use one cup of baking soda, one teaspoon of liquid soap, a few drops of essential oils, and enough water to make a paste. Spread the paste over the mold and allow to sit for a few minutes, then wipe away with hot water. Do not forget to clean mold from the shower door. This should remove most of the mold.


For the mold that was not removed by the baking soda paste, you should try bleach. Make a solution of 1 part bleach to 2 parts water and put in a spray bottle. Spray directly onto the mold and allow to it to dry. Spray again and then use a scrub brush to remove the mold. Rinse with water. If there is still mold left, repeat the bleach process.

Bleach can be dangerous. Make sure to wear gloves and keep the bathroom ventilated to prevent inhaling toxic fumes.

Replace Caulk or Grout

If you cannot get rid of all of the mold, you may want to consider replacing the caulk or grout in your shower.


You can also try cleaning your shower mold with vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray the mold until coated with vinegar. Let it sit for 1 to 2 hours. Use a microfiber rag to scrub away the mold. You can use a toothbrush to scrub the grout and remove mold shower door hinge.

If you try the vinegar method along with the baking soda method, make sure to keep your bathroom well ventilated, as the mixture of the two results in the production of carbon dioxide, which can be toxic in large quantities.


Borax is another cleanser you can try. Dissolve 1 cup of borax into 1 gallon of water. Use a scrub brush to spread the borax solution onto the mold and scrub it away. Wipe away with a damp washcloth and let dry.


Use clear ammonia in a spray bottle to spray directly onto the mold. Then use a scrub brush to remove and rinse away. Make sure the room is ventilated, as ammonia can give off potent fumes.

If you plan to use ammonia, make sure that you do not mix it with bleach, as it can create hazardous fumes.

Replace Your Shower Door

If the mold simply will not budge and you cannot clean the moldy shower door or remove the moldy shower door hinge, it is time for a new shower door. GoGlass can help you replace and install your new shower door to return your shower to its original sparkle.