You might have heard that a strict cleaning regimen will prevent mold growth. Although cleaning does help lessen your chances of requiring mold remediation in the future, no matter how well or often you clean your bathroom, the high humidity levels still make it the perfect area for mold to grow.
Fortunately, there are a few precautions you can take to improving your chances of maintaining a mold-free bathroom. Here are some easy tips and tricks you can follow to minimize your bathroom’s moisture levels.
1. A Good Fan
An effective fan is your first defense against a humid, mold-prone environment. Keep the fan on before, during, and after each bath to prevent leftover moisture from growing mold. Opening windows to improve ventilation while the fan is running is also a great way to reduce moisture and humidity levels quickly.
2. Use Your Squeegee
One great way to instantly reduce the level of moisture in your bathroom is to squeegee the water off of the shower walls after every bath or shower. This simple activity can eliminate at least 3/4 of the moisture. That’s a big help when it comes to combating mold growth.
3. Take Care of the Grout, Caulking, and Sealant
Cracked grout, caulking, and sealant are prime territory for mold growth. But it is also easy to spot mold on these surfaces. It’s best to clean these surfaces at least once a week with a pH-neutral cleaner, to prevent mold from invading and developing.
4. Fix All of the Leaks
There are many reasons why mold growth can occur in your bathroom. The most prominent reason is due to moisture from a shower or bathtub. However, leaks can also be the cause of mold growth. The sound of dripping and rushing water, stains on the ceiling or the wall, lingering damp odors, or a sudden high water bill could all be indications of a leak. To discourage mold from growing due to a leak, it is important to call your local plumber and fix all leaks right away.
5. Wash Towels and Rugs Regularly
Bath mats, bathroom rugs, shower curtains, and towels are ideal mold growth spots, especially if they stay unwashed for long periods. To combat mold growth on fabrics, wash them at least once a week. Only store or reuse them when you are certain they are completely dry.
A good fan, a squeegee, clean towels and rugs, and regular cleaning can go a long way to preventing mold growth. If you notice mold growing in your bathroom or another area of your home, call the team at Entrusted immediately. We offer free 24-hour assessments and can take the guesswork out of water and mold remediation.