Preventing mold in your bathroom is supposed to be easy, but sometimes your bathroom isn’t set up in the best way to prevent moisture build up. Sometimes extra steps have to be taken to avoid mold, but if you follow these, you shouldn’t have a problem. Mold builds up because moisture isn’t allowed to escape the room. If you have a small bathroom without a window, you know what it’s like to get out of a hot steamy shower and realize the walls are covered with a thin coat of water. These are the things that will cause mold to eventually take over your bathroom.
The first step to avoiding mold in your bathroom is a regularly scheduled good old fashioned scrubbing. Cleaning your bathroom regularly will help stir up any forgotten dust or dirt, and dry out any left over water left laying about. Your bathroom should be thoroughly cleaned once a month, with regular check ups once a week. Clean towels, and clean floor mats, means a healthier bathroom for all! Replacing your towels often seems like an obvious solution to keep mold out, but cleaning your bath mats should also be done regularly! Doing both once a week will make all the difference.
Another way to ensure that you’re avoiding mold in your bathroom is by making sure that not only are you using your fan every time your shower, but that you’re letting it run for up to 30 minutes after you are finished showering. This is important to keep it through the whole shower, but also afterwards so that it assists in drying the walls and shower quickly.
Regrouting your shower is also a wonderful way to keep mold out. Once mold starts, it’s hard to kill, so doing this will keep mold from growing in between your shower tiles. Regrouting is also a nice way of sprucing up your bathroom! Whether you have grouted tiles or a plaster tub, using a squeegee will help remove leftover liquid from your shower. We recommend purchasing one to use on the walls alleviating some of the work your fan needs to do!
The last way we can recommend keeping your bathroom mold-free is by removing shower items when not in use. Things that lay about in your shower are great breeding grounds for mold and other icky things. By keeping your shower clean and free of everything, you’re making sure that it’s also free of moisture!
Mold is a serious health risk, and shouldn’t be left to its own devices in your bathroom! Keeping your bathroom clean and free of moisture is great for the whole family, and will help keep potential costs of redoing a bathroom down. These are just a couple of small ways you can avoid mold growth in your bathroom, but once you have it, it’s best to bring in a professional. If you suspect you have water leaking in your bathroom or some plumbing issues leading to mold growth, give Tony’s a call for a check up!
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