Mold is one of the most common — and if not the biggest — problems of any bathroom. Most the time it can be a simple dot of annoyance, but when ignored and not addressed immediately, it can thrive and ruin your bathroom fixtures and even spread all over the house. Below are some quick and simple tips to prevent molds from growing in the first place.
Regularly Clean Bathroom Items and Surfaces
If you haven’t done this yet, make cleaning your bathroom a regular practice. You can start with these simple tasks:
- Apply shower spray or bathroom containing materials that prevent mold and mildew growth on bathroom surfaces including walls, floor, bath tub, shower area, shower door or curtain, mirror, window, and sink.
- Wash rugs once or twice a week.
- Use a lightly dampened microfiber cloth to remove dust. Remember, dust serves as food for mold and can build up and clog drainage and fans.
- Keep everything as dry as possible. Mold thrives on moisture, so after all the cleaning that you have done, make sure that your bathroom is wiped dry.
- Check for dark spots. If regular soap can’t do the trick in removing dark spots in corners, try asking for stronger brands.
Ventilation is Important
Humidity causes condensation, and condensation results to excess moisture and mold growth. Turning an exhaust fan on for approximately 30 minutes after you have taken a bath usually does the trick in removing humidity. You can also try opening all bathroom windows and doors to keep the air flowing in and out. If you notice these tricks are no longer enough, then installing a ventilation or more powerful exhaust fan or adding a dehumidifier will be your next step.
Store Your Items Properly
Avoid leaving bathroom essentials such as shampoo and conditioner bottles, soap, loofah, wash cloth, and bath toys on the bath tub or sink. Keep them dry and stored in one particular area. Also, properly squeeze and hang your bath towels and washcloths. All these items can host mold.
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