It can be a challenge to preventing bathroom mold. The environment in your bathroom is perfect for mold to grow. The combination of heat, water, steam, dampness, and the dark can cause black patches to appear between tiles and around bath edging.
It is always easier to prevent mold from forming than to eliminate mold completely. Mold tends to eat into silicone, grout, and any porous surface. So, the more you can do to keep your bathroom free from dampness, the fewer mold problems you will experience.
In this article, you will learn the top 4 ways to prevent mold taking over your bathroom. First of all, let’s look at the dangers of mold in your home.
Any kind of mold in your home, including bathroom mold, is associated with a number of health risks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to moldy environments can cause serious healthy issues in some people. Some of the dangers of breathing in mold spores are:
So, preventing bathroom mold – the most common room in the house where mold accumulates – is a must.
Of course, you should make sure and fix any leaking faucets or pipes in your bathroom to prevent water accumulating. But what can you do to avoid moldy patches developing after having a shower or bath?
It’s important to remove all dampness and steam from your bathroom by running bathroom ventilation for at least 30 minutes. If you don’t have an exhaust fan, contact your local plumber to get one installed.
Mold thrives in dark places, so try to keep your bathroom as light as possible. You could install a light timer that keeps the light on while the exhaust fan is running.
After a shower or bath, dry off all excess water from the walls, shower screen, and bath. You can prevent mold developing by keeping all bathrooms areas as dry as possible.
Prevent mold in your bathroom by keeping any rugs, shower curtains, or other fabrics clean. Dirt and grime on rugs or curtains can attract mold and, before you know it, you have a mold problem in the bathroom.
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