A home where there is the presence of mold is not a healthy environment in which to dwell. This is a fungus that reproduces through tiny spores that can also inhale leading to negative consequences for health. It prefers areas with little light and a lot of moisture, creating the typical unpleasant odor. When moisture cannot escape tends to deposit on the cold walls, creating condensation for the change in temperature. First, use a few small steps will help us to fight it: ventilate the rooms without creating excessive thermal shock (outside very cold, very hot inside and vice versa), use thermal or with anti-mold paint.

The areas of the house where unfortunately this is very annoying this phenomenon are the bathroom and the kitchen and it is also the most delicate since their food is prepared. Just to avoid that the use of water causes damage to the walls and to facilitate a more thorough cleaning, often is clothed with the tiles. The part where the leak is more delicate, frequently creeps mold making the wall definitely not very aesthetic. We see then, a few tricks to remove the tile grout, returning to its former glory.


The most common solution is the application of bleach on the classic escape, colliding with batting and let it work. After a few hours we will have to rinse first with water and then wash with a cleanser for bath and finally acquisition again.

For those who cannot stand the overwhelming stench of this chemical highly toxic by the way, I propose a “green” solution equally efficacious. Put in a spray bottle, hydrogen peroxide at 30-40 volumes, or to make your life easier, buy the mild bleach (oxygen-based) and sprinkle over the joints. Let it sit for a few hours, finished the job if necessary, with the aid of an old toothbrush bristles on adding baking powder and rub. When you are satisfied with the result, rinse.

Among the remedies grandmother’s space is white vinegar. I always recommend to spray it directly on the attached and do not worry if you also deposited on the tile, even help you clean it up from the limestone. Let it sit for a few minutes, then remove it with the aid of water and the usual toothbrush. In all these cases, do not forget to wear gloves to protect you. Most immediate method is the use of an appliance that generates pressure steam that will pass in the interstices. Do not forget to remove the dirt with a cloth on which we applied a common detergent.