Your bathroom is the perfect breeding ground for mold. It’s moist, warm, and full of organic matter – everything mold needs to grow. Unfortunately, mold can cause structural damage and health problems. So how can you keep this problematic fungus at bay? Here are our top tips.
Make sure there is no stagnant water.
That means making sure your shower is draining properly, that the plumbing is in good condition, and that the shower is built properly with no warping or sagging. The shower and tub areas should be waterproofed correctly as well to prevent water from traveling into your walls and turning into hidden damage.
Ensure there’s sufficient ventilation.
All bathrooms should have an exhaust fan to remove moisture and you should leave the door open frequently to allow fresh, clean air to circulate around the room.
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Update your paint job.
Give your bathroom a makeover with a fresh coat of mold-resistant paint. It is an easy way to quickly update your bathroom on a budget.
Getting rid of existing mold.
Unfortunately, if you’ve already developed a mold problem, it can be extremely difficult to get rid of it. When you try to scrub, scrape, or wash away mold, more spores are released which makes the problem worse. If you’ve just started to notice or smell mold in small patches, you could use bleach, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, or a mold cleaning agent to kill the spores before scraping or scrubbing away. For serious problems, it is best to contact a professional to find the source and replace any damaged surfaces.
TIP: NEVER mix ammonia and bleach! Highly poisonous gases are produced and are extremely dangerous. When using any type of chemical, be sure that there is proper ventilation and protect yourself with a respirator.
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