While you may be regularly cleaning your bathroom that doesn’t necessarily prevent mold from growing. Mold grows because of humidity, not because of cleanliness and bathrooms usually tend to be the most humid room in the house. This is why bathrooms are always the most likely place to grow mold.
Preventing mold growth means preventing humidity from building up in your bathroom. Here are some tips to prevent mold growth.
Provide Proper Ventilation
The first thing you should do to prevent humidity in your bathroom is to have proper ventilation. If you have a bathroom fan, the moisture in the air will get pulled through the vent and released outside. Make sure to run the fan not only while you’re showering but also for a little while once you get out. When you’re done showering that doesn’t mean the moisture has left the room. Keeping the fan going for a little while after will make sure all the moisture and humidity gets out of the bathroom.
Make Sure Leaks Are Fixed
Moisture in your bathroom doesn’t always just come from the bath or shower. If you have a leaking pipe in your bathroom, that too could cause a buildup of moisture in the air. If you notice a leak in your bathroom, make sure to call the professionals and get it fixed right away. Even if it’s only a small drip, overtime that could not only lead to mold growth but also bigger plumbing issues.
Keep Towels & Rugs Clean and Dry
Make sure to wash your bathroom towels and rugs at least once a week. If your towels and rugs are not cleaned often, it is likely that mold will begin to grow on them. While people regularly wash their towels they often forget about their rugs. Think about it, if you’re stepping in and out of the shower everyday onto your rug, the water coming off your body will drip onto the rug and make a home. This will encourage mold growth.
Remove Bottles and Sponges from Shower
When you’re done with your shower it’s actually best to remove everything from the shower. Water not only attaches itself to the walls and ceilings but also anything else you have in your bathroom like shampoo and conditioner bottles, clothes, loofahs, etc. If you have no place to put these things other than the shower, make sure you are drying them off after each shower. Mold will not grow on them if they stay dry.
Contact Elite Plumbing and Heating
The bottom line is that mold grows in places that are humid. Keep your bathroom clean and remove water and moisture from the air in order to prevent mold from growing. If you have a leaking pipe or don’t have proper ventilation in your bathroom, contact Elite Plumbing and Heating today!