So I live in an apartment and there are black spots all over my bathroom ceiling. I assume it's mold. I've kind of avoided dealing with it because it's on the ceiling which makes it harder to clean. However, inspections are coming up so I gotta deal with it.

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Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Would you edit in a picture of the mold? And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know how best to participate here. Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 21:58
  • I took pictures but apparently the file sizes are too big to upload.
    – Matt
    Commented Oct 12, 2019 at 0:50
  • Post the URLs, and someone will be along to edit them in. Commented Oct 12, 2019 at 1:07
  • i.imgur.com/F5TEcNx.jpg i.imgur.com/dtsoKcI.jpg
    – Matt
    Commented Oct 12, 2019 at 4:03
  • They worked as-is. I'm guessing you tried pasting them from your clipboard; for some reason the editor thinks they're much bigger that way. Just using the URL worked. Commented Oct 12, 2019 at 10:57

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White distilled vinegar works great. Just put it in a spray bottle and spray on to the moldy surface. Wait an hour and then wipe down surface with water. I used to use bleach but it only really works on non porous surfaces.

Does your bathroom vent well? Try to determine the cause of the mold and fix it. Also, don't let it build up until the next inspections. good luck.

  • Good advice I like hydrogen peroxide but 3% is stronger than most have and white vinegar is another form of acid that works and in my opinion won’t stink like bleach , another treatment many people use.
    – Ed Beal
    Commented Oct 12, 2019 at 0:17
  • I'll have try that. I did try the Clorox bleach spray and a scrub brush but that really wasn't helping much.
    – Matt
    Commented Oct 12, 2019 at 0:41
  • I take hot showers so I'm guessing it's the steam causing moisture buildup.
    – Matt
    Commented Oct 12, 2019 at 0:48
  • So anyways... I tried the white distilled vinegar but it didn't really help. :( I feel like the damage might already be done.
    – Matt
    Commented Oct 15, 2019 at 20:54
  • @Matt the vinegar will kill the mold but not necessarily remove the stains.
    – JACK
    Commented Oct 15, 2019 at 21:03

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