Cleaning fan shares an easy 2p hack that will get rid of nasty sealant mould with no scrubbing – anyone can do it | The Sun

UNLESS your God's favourite, chances are your shower sealant is covered in nasty mould.

Fortunately, one woman's come to rescue with an easy cleaning hack that will remove it with no effort – and it costs just pennies.

The game changer of a trick was shared by Afia (@Afelia's Kitchen) on Instagram and it's bound to become a staple in your home too.

''I've never had problems with mould before but we recently had a flood underneath our shower room and the excess damp caused the sealant to go mouldy in such a bad way, I needed a quick and cost effective solution and this 100% WORKS!!'' Afia claimed.

According to the cleaning fan – and foodie – all you need is regular household bleach, some tissue paper and a splash of water.

Before you set off to transform the bathroom, make sure you're wearing rubber gloves to protect your skin from any hash chemicals.

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Start by lining sealant with pieces of toilet paper before wetting it with water.

Once done, pour over a generous amount of thick bleach and leave it do its magic overnight.

''In the morning, the mould will be gone,'' Afia demonstrated the jaw-dropping results in her video.

However, she also warned that the hack is only a temporary solution.

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''This is a quick fix but if the problem persists you really should get the sealant replaced and get the underlying cause seen to, to make sure you aren't leaving anything unseen left to worsen.''

Social media users were just as impressed and flocked to comments to thank her, with one writing: ''Omg it worked and I was shocked. Many many thanks for sharing your hack!

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''So grateful for all the tips and also spraying vinegar.''

Someone else exclaimed: ''Shut the front door! So my husband removes the sealants every year and redoes it!

''Imagine how pleased he’s going to be!!''

However, amongst the over 1.7million viewers were also those who were not entirely convinced by this trick, such as this person: ''Unfortunately the bleach does not make the mould go away it just bleaches it white.

''Need to either take off the sealant and replace or soak in distilled vinegar to kill the mould.''

If the problem does persist and the nasty bacteria is taking over your home, there are other ways of tackling the issue.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Pour three per cent strength hydrogen peroxide into a bottle and spray it on the affected area.

Let it sit for 10 minutes, or until it stops bubbling.

Using a cloth or soft brush, scrub the mould away.

Wipe the surface dry with a clean cloth.

Repeat if necessary.

White Vinegar

Spray some vinegar on the surface and leave it for at least an hour.

Scrub with a brush then wipe with a damp cloth.

Leave to dry.

Remember to never mix vinegar with bleach as it creates a toxic gas which can be deadly if inhaled.

Baking soda

Dissolve baking soda in water, and spray it on the mould.

Apply the mixture and scrub with a brush.

Wipe away the excess with a clean, damp cloth then leave it to dry.

Is mould dangerous?

Living with mould in your home can affect your physical and mental health.

According to research by Envirodent, damp caused by condensation is on the rise, affecting 1 in 5 homes in the UK.

Mould can be harmful for vulnerable groups including the elderly, infants and children and those with pre-existing health conditions.

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Mould impacts your immune system and can cause respiratory problems.

The spores produce allergens that can cause sneezing, a runny nose, skin rashes and even asthma attacks.

Cleaning hacks and tips

Here are some tips to help you clean your home like a pro:

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  • Keep on top of cleaning your oven regularly
  •  Clean your shower to ensure it's always sparkling
  • How to clean your microwave using cheap household items
  • Here's how to get rid of that nasty limescale in your kettle
  • You're cleaning your carpet all wrong – here's how to get it spotless again in no time
  • Unblock a toilet without a plunger
  • Clean your fabric or leather sofa in a few easy steps
  • If you haven't cleaned your mattress in ages, here's how
  • Steps to cleaning your dishwasher to leave it looking brand new
  • This is how to clean mirrors and windows without streaking
  • Keep your toilet clean in four easy steps
  • Give your TV screen a once-over
  • Did you know your Venetian, Roman, vertical, or roller blinds also need cleaning?
  • Deep-clean your fridge in five simple steps

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