First, relax. Mold in the bathroom is a common problem and is easy to prevent. Once it appears, there are simple remedies to get rid of it. Mold in the bathroom may appear on the ceiling, shower tiles, and on walls. Mold loves damp, dark spaces so a bathroom is the ideal place for it to grow.
Tubmasters at A-Abel offers these tips to help you deal with mold in the bathroom:
Use Your Fan
Use your bathroom ventilation fan during your bath or shower. Leave it running for 10 to 15 minutes afterwards as well. If you don’t have an exhaust fan, have one installed. If you have a window in your bathroom but no exhaust fan, leave it open if that is practical, until you can install a fan.
Clean Regularly with Mold Specific Products
Clean your bathroom regularly with mold inhibiting cleaners. Undiluted vinegar prevents mold and deodorizes as well. Don’t worry, the smell will dissipate quickly. It is a good idea to spray the bath and shower once a month with vinegar. You don’t need to rinse. Just let it dry on its own. Also wash or replace shower curtains regularly. Most of them are machine washable.
Keep Things Dry
Keep things as dry as possible. A good practice, especially if you don’t have an exhaust fan, is to have the last person who showers simply wipe down the shower with a dry hand towel or squeegee.
Seal It Up!
Replace caulking or sealants. If you have used a cleaner and stiff brush on the seams of your tiles and the mold isn’t coming off then you need to remove and replace old caulking.
Still Having Problems With Mold In The Bathroom?
Call a professional. If you know you have a larger problem then you can handle by yourself, let a professional help. Don’t be embarrassed if mold in the bathroom is invading. Just contact us. We’d love to help you have a beautiful bathroom again!