Question for those of you here—how do you prevent mold on your shower curtains?
Previously we had a single synthetic liner that felt like cloth (possibly nylon or polyester). It was supposed to be mold resistant. It looked good and seemed to work well. That was the case for about 6 months. Then like all other liners it began to get moldy. First with pink mold and then black mold.
- We tried to wash it with white vinegar. The pink mold was gone, but the black mold didn’t disappear.
- We tried to wash it with bleach. The black mold didn’t disappear.
- We tried to washed it it again with bleach. The black mold didn’t disappear. So we tossed it.
Since then we’ve been purchasing cheap plastic liners from Amazon. They last for 5 or 6 months and then get covered with mold and mildew. Once that starts to happen we simply toss the liner in the trash, scrub the shower and purchase a new one. We’re about to toss the third one we’ve had.
Now this is hardly the environmentally friendly thing to do. I’d like to go back to one that we can wash. Is there a specific brand shower liner or curtain that you recommend? Is there something we can do to prevent the mold from coming back so quick?
Open to all ideas here.