Mold and mildew saturation in the bathroom can lead to multiple health issues as well as damages to your bathroom’s walls, ceilings and fixtures. It is essential to prevent mold saturation before it infests every corner. Bathrooms are known for moisture which is essential for mold saturation. If you know how to deal with excessive moisture saturation and follow regular cleaning practices, you will be able to enjoy a mold-free bathroom. Here are a few tips that will help you prevent mold saturation in your bathroom.
Install a Good Exhaust Fan
The easiest way to prevent mold in the bathroom is by installing a good-quality exhaust fan on the ceiling. If you keep the exhaust fan running for 30 minutes after taking a bath or shower, it will prevent moisture saturation on walls, ceiling and tiles. You can also try keeping the bathroom door open while the fan is still on. A local pro can help you purchase an ideal exhaust fan based on the size of your bathroom with a timer so it becomes easier for you to monitor without increasing your electricity bill.
If your bathroom window is very old and its framing is coming off, has breaks in it or is leaking, it can be a haven for moisture saturation. You can update your bathroom window by adding modern framing. This will help to avoid the concentration of moisture around window corners. You can update your windows as a part of a bathroom renovation project or hire a local carpenter for this particular task.
The corner of your bathtub and faucets can accumulate mold if not maintained properly. You can seal the corners of your bathtub with caulking tools that will prevent leaks. If you like to take regular baths, make sure you use skin-friendly products to clean the bathtub to avoid bleach allergy patches. Cleaning the bathtubs regularly is of essence to avoid the accumulation of hazardous black mold. You can hire a local cleaning company that will use eco-friendly products to deep clean your bathtub periodically.
Shower Stall Care
If you have a shower stall, make sure you clean the sliding door at least once a week. The sliding door and its corners become quick inhabitants of soap and shampoo scum. You can scrub it out by using a homemade mixture of white vinegar and soap water. This will help stop moisture saturation and the growth of dirty yellow mold.
Wash Bathroom Accessories
Regular washing, changing and cleaning of some bathroom accessories will help your bathroom stay clean and healthy. Bathroom towels, rugs and most importantly shower curtains can hold moisture for a long time. Even a 30-minute long exhaust fan can’t get rid of the moisture they hold. The longer you keep them uncleaned, the dirtier, moisture ridden and slippery they will get. You can hand wash them or put them in your washer, depending on the fabrics. You can also purchase a mildew-resistant shower curtain if you’re not a fan of regular cleaning.
Repair All Leaks and Breaks
Leaks from the shower, bathtub, sink faucets, toilet valves and tank can not only flood your bathroom and increase water bills but can also lead to mold accumulation. Getting all the breaks and leaks fixed along with a thorough inspection of pipes will help keep your bathroom mold-free. We also recommend you get your pipes cleaned of any mineral or dirt and debris saturation for a clean supply of water.
Prevention is always the best method. When it comes to a case of bathroom mold, it saves you from expensive damage repair as well as health problems. You can hire a local cleaning company, plumber or a mold remover to help you deal with any of these problems. Preventing mold accumulation from your bathroom should be on your priority cleaning list this season.