Remove black stains from silicone gaskets with this plumbers' secret method, just a few minutes

Blackened silicone seals are a real disaster.

Remove black stains from silicone gaskets with this plumbers' secret method, just a few minutes

Blackened silicone seals are a real disaster. Over time, silicones deteriorate, become moldy and eventually take on a completely black appearance, which can become very unpleasant.

Silicone seals around the shower tray, bathtub, sink or washbasin are no easy task to clean. Over time, they can darken and require additional effort to clean. However, you can solve this problem with a simple solution known to plumbers, which you can prepare at home. The secret to making your blackened silicone seals spotless in an instant is baking soda.

Baking soda is often used for household cleaning. You can degrease tiles, clean the kitchen and bathroom, or even fight bad odors with this magic powder. Thanks to its high acidity level, it is an excellent cleaner and stain remover. Although it is typically used for ovens, hobs and sinks, it is a very effective solution for cleaning silicones.

To clean blackened silicone seals, you can mix baking soda with water to make a paste. Apply this mixture directly to the blackened silicone seals and let it work. For the baking soda to penetrate the silicones and dissolve the dirt, you will only need to wait between 15 and 30 minutes. After the waiting time, scrub the mixture using an old toothbrush or a soft sponge. Be careful to be gentle during this operation, and not to scratch or damage the silicones.

To make your silicones shine, the last step is to rinse them with plenty of water. This operation ensures the final appearance of the silicones, free of baking soda and dirt.

With this simple and effective method you can maintain the cleanliness and shine of your silicones. However, we recommend that you check that your silicones are compatible with this solution by starting by treating a small, inconspicuous area.

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