Preventing Bathroom Mold
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Tips To Prevent Bathroom Mold
Mold & Air Duct Pros knows that other than your kitchen, your bathrooms may be one of the most used rooms in your home. It’s only reasonable to assume that your bathrooms need a lot of care to prevent mold growth. In most cases, a bathroom may contain no window of its own and get very little natural sunlight, or any light at all. Between bathing, showering, brushing of teeth, flushing the commode, and hand washing, there’s a lot of water and humidity that builds up, usually with the door closed. Put these factors together and you end up with a small space, containing lots of humidity, creating exactly the right conditions for mold to grow!
Bathroom mold will damage walls and wall paper, floor coverings, vanities, and ceramic tile. And if you or a member of your family is sensitive to mold exposure, that person could have a severe allergic reaction that threatens their health.
Cleaning Bathrooms to Prevent Mold
- Start by dusting your bathroom at least once a week. Dust contains lots of organic particles, like hair, skin flakes, and paper fibers. Mold requires organics and water to survive. It’s hard to limit the water released in a bathroom so dust to eliminate organics.
- Use a cleanser designed for bathrooms. Wipe down sinks, toilets, countertops, and bathtubs at least on a weekly basis. This will not only get rid of any leftover dust but also any mold spores that may have settled in the area.
- Clean mirrors and windows. Try spray the glass with rubbing alcohol and then wipe it off with a micro-fiber cloth. The alcohol will dry quickly and using a micro-fiber cloth will ensure that no paper fibers are left behind. Also, the alcohol will cut through things like hairspray and toothpaste faster than normal glass cleaners.
- Don’t leave wet towels in a pile and clean shower curtains often. Eliminating piles of wet clothing, towels, and wash cloths from a bathroom will really help with humidity buildup. Cleaning shower curtains and liners will help cut down soap scum.
DIY Prevention Techniques
There are several other things that you can also do to hold down humidity levels in your bathroom. Fix faucets and shower heads that leak or drip. Always turn on your bathroom exhaust fan when you are using the room. Once every month leave the bathroom light on for 24 hours along with the exhaust fan. Mold hates bright light and moving air, so leaving the light on and the fan running for a short period of time won’t run your electric bill sky high. We guarantee that doing this will be less expensive than a mold remediation, that’s for sure!
If mold becomes an issue in your bathrooms, Mold & Air Duct Pros, 440-249-4779, is your best solution. They are IICRC certified mold remediation specialists that can eliminate your bathroom mold problem and proudly provide this service throughout Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties. If you want your mold problem taken care of quickly and completely, Mold & Air Duct Pros is the company to call. Our courteous and competent emergency teams are available 24/7.
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A Division of Cleveland Water & Fire Restoration
Bedford Heights, OH 44146