Mold can be a real problem in the bathroom. It loves damp places like around light fixtures and shower stalls. Once it gets into your bathroom, it can be very hard to remove, making prevention the key to this messy problem. Here is a list of some of the most effective tips for the prevention of bathroom mold.
Install and Use a Ventilation Fan
A properly installed ventilation fan sucks the excess moisture out of the bathroom air and sends it outside. It is important to make sure it is the correct size to draw out the right amount of air and moisture from your bathroom, otherwise, it will just be a waste of electricity.
The other portion of this prevention tip is that you must turn on the fan in order to make it work. If you forget to flip the switch, there will be no mold removal benefits for your bathroom. Turn the fan on for at least 10 minutes before you get in the shower to keep the air circulating in the room and leave it one for at least 30 minutes after your shower to continue the ventilation process.
Seal Grout Annually
If you have grout between your tiles, it is important to reapply sealer to it every year. Grout lines are the perfect places for bacteria to grow. By sealing the lines, you are removing the option, making sure the mold and bacteria cannot stick to the shower surface.
Don’t Leave Out Damp Towels
Damp towels are another breeding ground for bacteria. After your shower, be sure to hang up towels to dry them; don’t leave them in piles on the floor. Wash all bathroom linens weekly and store in a dry place to keep the mold away.
Mold loves the darkness. You can fight this by designing a bathroom that feels light and airy. If you are having trouble with bathroom mold, a plumbing leak could also be the problem. The experts at Clearwater Plumbing can come to look at your bathroom situation and make recommendations to fix the problem. Give us a call today for more information on how to start.