Monday, November 16, 2009

Your bathroom is fucking disgusting


Face it - you probably have mold all over your shower. It may be brown, yellow or red, but it's hooking you up with a mess of spores that you are breathing in like an idiot. Mold can even grow where you least suspect - the ceiling - hanging above you like a freaking bat (albeit a flat bat).

Dealing with mold and mildew isn't easy. Seeing commercials with people spraying their showers after they're done after EVERY shower, or with some weird auto-washing contraption - I figured these people were certifiable crazy hypochondriacs or just suckers. But the stuff never really dies, and if you get lazy, if you turn your back for even a minute to get more toilet paper.... IT'S BAAAACK.

So here's how to kill it a little:

1. Keep a window open. Standing water is always the enemy - it either creates mosquitoes or mold, both of which suck ass. Ventilation will help dry everything, and keep the temperature down. Keep the door open as well.
2. Close the fucking shower curtain. Your mom was right after all.
3. If mold happens (and it will unless you're Martha Stuart), start out first by scrubbing the HELL out of it. Yes, forget chemical, just scrub that sucka. Use a strong bristled brush or steel wool to get at really tough spots that are making you crazy. Some places recommend dipping paper towels in vinegar and sticking those on the wall, but this didn't do much for me. I tried the same thing with OxyClean (which is better for the environment than bleach) but it also didn't do much. The only thing that really DID help was scrubbing my hands raw.
So do that.

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