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Preventing Mold Growth in the Shower

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

The ability to prevent mold growth in your bathroom is the easiest and most effective way to eliminate the problem.

Bathroom mold is something that most homeowners have to deal with at one time or another. From the ceiling all the way down to the tiles, mold growth in the shower, bathtub, sinks, toilets, and other areas of the bathroom are all too common. Mold thrives in dark, damp, humid regions, particularly in isolated spaces. As such, the bathroom creates the perfect scenario for mold to flourish after bathing or showering. When a bathroom lacks adequate ventilation, moisture begins to linger and then mold begins to develop. Some of the other typical causes of bathroom mold are things like damp flooring, rugs, wallpaper, or grouting as well as any type of leaks in the plumbing pipes like the sinks and toilets.

The key to preventing mold growth in the shower is stopping the issue before it starts. The following are some of the most effective ways to prevent mold growth in the shower:

  • Purchase a mildew-resistant shower curtain
  • Use a dehumidifier or an air conditioner in the bathroom
  • Keep the humidity levels under 50 percent throughout the household
  • Always use the bathroom ventilation fan during the bath or shower, as well as leaving it on for an additional 30 minutes following
  • Regularly wash the bathroom rugs
  • Keep your shower items like shampoos, loofahs, and shower toys outside of the shower
  • Dust your bathroom with a microfiber cloth at least once a week
  • Utilize all-purpose cleaner at least once a week and be sure to spray all of the bathroom surfaces
  • Squeegee the shower walls immediately following your washing
  • Utilize glass cleaner to clean the bathroom windows and mirrors
  • Fix any bathroom leaks immediately
  • Wipe all areas of the bathroom dry
  • Keep the bathroom as well-lit as possible

The ability to prevent mold growth in your bathroom is the easiest and most effective way to eliminate the problem. Mold treatment can be quite the headache, so the ability to prevent it from developing in the first place is the ultimate cure. If you believe you have a mold growth issue in your home, contact SERVPRO and our team of mold remediation professionals will address the problem promptly and effectively. Call today!

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