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Mildew on grab-bar soap dishes

9 years ago

I have a grab bar soap dish similar to this

The white part is removable and plastic. I have many more items on my shelf than shown in the stock photo above. Water collects under the bottles and I suppose it is mildew that forms under the bottles. Every two weeks or so, I take the bottles down, scrub the shelves and the bottle bottoms with bleach.

I'm thinking of drilling holes in the white plastic shelf so the water will drain.

Does anyone have a better solution? If not, do you have any advice on how to drill the holes? Should I put a block of wood under the shelf while I'm drilling?

FWIW, I have no other mildew problems in the shower.

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