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How do you get mildew out of marble tiles in the shower?

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Asked by ana1961 at 7:11 PM on Jan. 14, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • lots of clorox (bleach)

    Answer by parrott39 at 10:36 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • bleach and hot water

    Answer by Texan1993 at 11:31 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • bleach actually corrodes the surface, allowing mold to grow easier. try a baking soda paste and a scrub brush. toothbrush is good for grout lines.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:13 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • Make a paste with baking soda, salt and white vinegar; add a couple of drops of tea tree oil (it is a great anti-fungal)

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:19 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • Bleach causes the mold to rapidly release spores. It will keep coming back. The EPA recommends against bleach.

    Hydrogen peroxide kills mold. It will whiten grout. It will not interact with the minerals in your marble.

    The acid-base reaction of baking soda and vinegar can harm some marble. The chemical reaction does help tame fungus, but it can pull mineral salts out of your marble. This can cause a change to the finish, a change in color, or pit the marble. Same goes for granite and other natural stone.

    Answer by ecodani at 11:33 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • I use a spray bottle...mix some clorox bleach and water. Spray over area..let it sit for a bit then scrub with a scrub brush. You might have to do several times. BUt once you have it gone, spray on tiles about once a week and wipe it down and it should not return.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 5:32 PM on Jan. 15, 2010

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