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ICAN/ATEX: How can I get rid of discoloration in a tub?

July 18, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

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How do you remove the black stains on anti-slip spots that are on the bottom of tubs?

Thursday’s Answer:

I’m guessing that the black discoloration is from mold or mildew growing on or under the stick-on spots which tend to hold moisture and soap scum on their rough surface.

Try a mild bleach or hydrogen peroxide solution, if that doesn't work, try a vinegar and baking soda combination, or any of the dozens of mold/mildew sprays available commercially.

Let the product dwell, keeping it wet for 10 to 15 minutes. Scrubbing peroidically with  ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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