Norwex released a Mold and Mildew Stain Remover, and it is a much needed product in many homes. But the question that we are all asking is: Does this product actually work? I’ll let you know the benefits of the product, what problem areas it’s for, how to use it, and what happens when this product is put to the test!
Benefits of the Mold & Mildew Stain Remover
- The Mold and Mildew Stain remover is free from harmful chemicals like chlorine, bleach and peroxide
- Also contains no: Ammonia, Phosphates, Sulfates, Dye, or Fillers
- There is a smell to this product: But it’s simply lime and lemon peel, so there are no artificial fragrances! And, it is in there to both give the product a pleasant smell, as well as a cleaning agent.
- Contains environmentally friendly and biodegradable ingredients
- Gentle preservative is GMO-and gluten-free
Did you know that exposures to chlorine gas, even at low levels, can irritate mucous membranes and cause coughing and breathing problems; burning, watery eyes and a runny nose? Higher levels can lead to chest pain, vomiting, severe breathing problems, fluid in the lungs and pneumonia. Yikes! You can see why a gentle solution from Norwex is a better alternative!
How to know if the Mold and Mildew Stain Remover is for you:
If you have Mold or Mildew, and you’ve removed it from the surface, but there are ugly stains remaining, then it’s for you!
Your surface is: tile, sealed grout, porcelain, natural stone, laminate, glass, plastic, vinyl, stainless steel, fabric, wood or concrete, then it’s for you!
You want a safe, effective product, that is an alternative to harsher products to remove stains, then it’s for you!
Who it’s not for
- People looking to do an initial clean up of the mold and mildew buildup in their home. Remember, this is a STAIN remover. So, you need to clean the mold and mildew first, using a different method. If you’ve got stains remaining, THEN you would want this product.
- This product may not be able to remove stubborn mildew stains that are embedded in: hard water deposits, old grout or silicone caulking. So, if those are the surfaces you have your hopes on removing the stains from, this product may not be the answer you’re looking for.
How To Use It
Before using this product, remove/clean the area of mold or mildew. If a stain remains, then:
• Apply generously and directly to mold and mildew stain.
• Wait until stains disappear and rinse. Heavy mildew buildup may require longer contact time or multiple cleanings.
• If the stain persists, re-apply product as needed, wait 10 minutes and scrub area with EnviroCloth, Bathroom Scrub Mitt, or sponge, and rinse clean with water.
• Rinse immediately after use on rubber, plastic, wood and vinyl.
Does it Work?
The answer to this question is: most of the time. But not all the time.
Mold and mildew stains can be tricky, depending on the surface that they’re on. Like stated above, it may not work on surfaces like old grout or hard water deposits. And from consultant feedback, it appears to NEVER work on caulking. If only! That seems to be the most frequent place for it, doesn’t it? The container does state that it’s not going to remove from caulking, so it’s good that what it WON’T do is transparent! If you’ve got mold and mildew stains in caulking, you’re likely going to need to replace it.
But, if you’re using it on one of the surfaces listed above, you’re going to find that yes, it does work! You should know that if your stain is older, you will likely need to apply more than once. And in some cases, old stains need additional scrubbing to help do the final lifting from the surface, after the stain remover has sat and worked away at the stain.
Here are some before and after photos to show you how it worked for some customers:
Here’s Carolyn’s outside window. It was covered with a big mess. She keeps her compost bin outside this window, and she found that its presence made this mess on her window.
She put the Mold and Mildew Stain Remover to the test, and look at how beautiful her window turned out!!!
Heather had outside toys that were covered in stains. She put the stain remover to the test on her wagon.
Here’s what the inside looked like after:
She said to me, “Look at it! It looks brand new!” Her neighbour, who is also a good friend of hers, saw her out walking with the wagon later that week, and said to her, “Whatever you used to clean your outside toys/wagon is AMAZING. I can’t believe my eyes…it’s sparkling !!!”
Kristen has had mold built up on the ring of her front loading washer for a while. She has a little one, and a washing machine in an open area, so she’s always had to close the door, instead of keeping it open after a load, to dry between uses. I let her borrow the stain remover to try, after I had heard other consultants expressing that it had worked for the very same problem they were experiencing in their washer:
Kristen applied three times, scrubbing with an EnviroCloth after letting it sit.
You can see that there is some improvement, but not much. Her EnviroCloth was quite dirty after the first two scrubs. Her conclusion was that it’s, “not that awesome” on the stains on the ring of her machine. If her stains weren’t as old, it may have worked better.
If you’ve got mold and mildew stains that you want to tackle with a safer, healthier solution, get your hands on some Norwex Mold and Mildew Stain Remover today!