Mold buildup can be a nasty bathroom issue! Since mold loves dark, moist areas, our bathrooms provide perfect homes for these unwelcome spores. But, don’t despair. Although, one of the most common problems in homes, if not allowed to get out of hand, it is also one of the more easily solved problems.
An “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a very true statement in the case of dealing with mold. Taking steps to prevent and limit excessive mold growth can save you money, and prevent health issues related to an overgrowth of mold. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Make certain you have good ventilation in your bathrooms by installing an exhaust fan. This will help pull moisture out of the bathroom and keep things dry. Mold cannot grow without moisture. Run the fan not only during your shower or bath, but about 30 minutes afterward.
- Keep check for leaks around toilets, sinks, and shower/tub areas. If you have plumbing from the bathroom in a basement or crawl space area, check these for leaks as well. Have repairs made to any leaky areas or pipes.
- Regularly wash rugs, wallpaper, shower liners and curtains. Purchase a mold-resistant shower liner as these are good places for mold to grow. If installing new drywall or wallpaper these also can be purchased using mold-resistant materials.
- Limit the items stored in the shower (i.e., shampoos, conditioners, shaving creams, etc.) as these provide perfect places for mold to grow.
- Drying showers and tubs after use will also assist in the prevention of mold growth.
Prevention is a great way to control mold, but since mold spores are in the air around us, we will still at times have to deal with it. So, how is the best way to clean mold from our bathroom areas? We will discuss some helpful suggestions in Part 2 of Ways To Remove and Help Prevent Mold In Bathrooms.
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