Bathrooms and other spaces – particularly those in the basements of Michigan homes – are prone to mildew. If you have a finished basement but there’s no dehumidifier pulling the moisture from the air, you’re at particular risk for mildew growth.

For that matter, any space in a home that’s been subjected to repeated, prolonged moisture is prone to mold or mildew growth, which can also occur after some type of water damage stemming from a leak or flood.

So how do you remove mildew from grout or walls? Here’s what you need to know.

How to Remove Mildew From Grout or Walls

To clean mildew from your grout or walls, you’ll need one part bleach and three parts water.

Dampen a sponge with your bleach and water solution, but be careful not to soak it through – you don’t want any drips. Wear protective gear, too, because bleach isn’t safe for your skin or your lungs.

Apply the solution to the mildewy areas with your damp sponge, adding more solution as necessary.

You should be able to watch the mildew disappear, and as it does, blot away at the area with a clean rag.

Pro tip: Squeeze excess water from the sponge frequently so you don’t have a big, drippy mess on your hands.

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