Tricks to stopping bathroom mold
No matter how much you scrub, bleach or spray, stopping mold from growing around the shower, tub or toilet is almost impossible. It just loves to breed in the calk, grout or adhesive around the fixtures. Besides being unsightly it can cause mild to severe illnesses, especially if it goes unchecked and gets behind your walls or spreads into other areas of your home.
The biggest key is to keep the dampness down and the air moving. I know, that is almost impossible – it is a bathroom after all. But here are a few tricks to keep dampness and mold to a minimum.
After a shower or bath, squeegee or wipe water off the shower walls and stall doors. This will eliminate at least three-fourths of the moisture that feeds mildew and mold.
Use the bathroom fan during your shower or bath. Continue to run it for a half an hour afterward to evaporate the remaining moisture. Adding a timer switch to make this an automatic step will ensure the fan runs whenever anyway enters the bathroom.
If your bathroom is tiled, seal the grout lines at least once a year with a standard grout sealer to keep them waterproof.
Periodically, check pipes to ensure there are no leaks or drips.
Do you have a window in your bathroom? If so, keep it cracked whenever you can to help ventilate steam.
If your bathroom is constantly in use you might want to consider investing in a dehumidifier. The optimum humidity level for a bathroom is 30% to 50% depending on the time of year and outside temperatures.
Remember, mold is dangerous. There is plenty of evidence that all molds can potentially cause headaches, rashes, dizziness, allergic reactions, and asthma attacks. In people with weakened immune systems, they can cause serious lung disorders.
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