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How To Prevent Mold In The Bathroom?

Posted on 1 February 2022
How To Prevent Mold In The Bathroom?

Bathroom mold is one of those cleaning struggles we tend to keep in the dark. No matter where you live, a high moisture level in your bathroom makes mold almost impossible to get rid of, no matter how much you clean. Eliminating bathroom dampness is the key to keeping bathroom mold from growing. Here’s a top 10 tip list:

  • Always switch on the bathroom fan. Leave it running for half an hour to an hour after you shower. If you don’t have a built-in shower fan, get a fan and do the same thing—run it for half an hour to an hour after every shower.
  • Open windows after a shower, if you have them. If your bathroom has a window, open it up to allow fresh air in and circulate.
  • Hang your washcloth, loofah, or sponge to dry. Don’t leave them sitting on shower surfaces—they’ll trap water and take longer to dry out.
  • Put your shower products on a soap dish or rack. Water can become trapped under and behind your bottles of shampoo and body wash if you leave them sitting on a solid surface. Keep air circulating by putting your shower essentials on a soap dish or storage rack.
  • Squeegee shower/use a shower spray after each shower. Squeegee your glass and tile after you shower to remove excess moisture. Alternatively, a spray has rinse-free formulas that make it easy to spray and go at the end of your shower and keep mold and mildew at bay.
  • Keep the door or curtain open after each shower. Open the stall up after each shower to allow air to circulate. If you prefer to keep it closed for aesthetics, you can close it when you go in to turn off the fan.
  • Wash your towels and bath mats frequently. You’re probably not doing it enough. Every two to three days is what microbiologists recommend.
  • Wash your shower curtain and curtain liner regularly. You can even wash plastic shower curtains in the washer.
  • Wipe up water when you see it. Wipe up standing water as often as possible, including wiping down the counter if it gets wet from hand-washing.
  • Replace cracking bathroom grout. Water and moisture from humid air can leak behind it and lead to mold growth behind the tile or even rotting wood.

If you need a fan or a bathroom update to help address your mold issue, call in one of the professionals from PipeMasters: info@pipemasters.ca or (289) 404-9063. Our experienced team will help you get a handle on this unsightly problem.

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