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I have some pink mold on the seam where the bathtub connects to my wall tiles. There's also some on the grout on some of my tiles.

I've tried to clean them with ajax. It doesn't get it all off. I've also tried to spray the tub and the tiles with a 50/50 solution of vinegar/water and that didn't fully get rid of them.

How do I get rid of the pink mold? Once I get rid of it, how do I keep it off?

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I think what you are seeing could be fluoride that is put in the water by the utility company. Try CLR or Clorox clean-up –  shirlock homes Dec 29 '11 at 11:03

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I think what you are seeing could be fluoride that is put in the water by the utility company. Try CLR or Clorox clean-up –

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I don't think so ... I am on a well, therefore have no flouride, and have a small patch of pink mold on the floor of my bathroom. –  Kate Gregory Jan 26 '12 at 12:07

The pink stuff is a bacterial biofilm. Cleaning agents containing bleach work well to kill the stuff.

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Hydrogen peroxide poured directly on the pink grime can be effective at removing it, especially if coupled with light scrubbing with an old toothbrush or sponge), should you wish to use a bleach alternative.

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