How to get rid of black mould in bathrooms

Close up of bath corner with blue tiles and black mould
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When you see black mould in bathrooms you know it's time to take action. Not only does it spoil the aesthetic of your bathroom, it's not good for your health. Leave it to fester and it will only get worse and more difficult to get rid of. 

Black mould needs to be eradicated as soon as possible. There are a few methods for removing mould from ceilings, walls, wood, tile and grout, that can kill it off permanently. But if the underlying issue isn’t tackled the mould will eventually reappear. Follow this guide to make sure that doesn't happen. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.