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How can you easily remove moldy silicone caulking from bathroom tile grout lines?

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2015-07-15 21:21:15
2015-07-15 21:21:15

A hair dryer and a butter knife. Use the blowdryer to heat up and soften the caulking from around the tub or tile. Sometimes it will just pull up like a string sometimes you need to use the butter knife.I used bleach to really clean and disinfect the area before I re-do the job.Always test first on a spot that will NOT be seen.

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