How To Prevent Bathroom Mold

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Prolonged exposure to mold can cause health problems from mild allergic reactions to respiratory problems and lung damage. The causes for these health implications are the ‘mycotoxins’ that mold produces that is as a toxin within the human body. It’s extremely important to prevent mold before it takes hold of your bathroom.

Where Is Mold Likely To Build Up In Your Bathroom?

Mold is most likely to build up in damp and poorly ventilated areas. Bathrooms are perfect ground for mold. The most common places you’ll most likely find mold are:

  • Window ledges
  • Bath edges
  • Tile grout
  • Ceiling corners
  • Outward-facing walls
  • Shower enclosure fitting points
  • Directly above a bath or shower

How To Prevent Bathroom Mold

  • Keep your bathroom ventilated
  • Routinely check for leaks and blockages
  • Clean on a regular  schedule
  • Check the shower curtain
  • Invest in mold-resistant paint and grout
  • Keep product bottles out of the shower
  • Use a squeegee to clean
  • Buy a heated towel rail

Keep Your Bathroom Ventilated

Ventilation is the best way to prevent future mold growth in your bathroom as mold growth is encouraged by moist areas. If your bathroom has a  built-in extractor fan in the bathroom, turn it on during your shower or bath and leave on for 5-10 minutes after your shower or bath. This will ensure that any excess moist air in the room is removed and help the room to dry much faster. If you don’t have a bathroom fan, open a window let all the moist air out of the room after you’ve finished in the bathroom.

Routinely Check For Leaks and Blockages

Unexpected leaks in the bathroom can contribute to mold growth without ever noticing. Check the caulking around bath or shower edges and behind the toilet’s waste pipe. If you see any signs of leaking or damp then it might be a good idea in investing in sealing the gaps to prevent future mold growth.


Clean On A Regular  Schedule

A dirty bathroom will build-up both bacteria and mold growth. Taking the time to give the bathroom a weekly clean can reduce a mold problem. Remove as much dust as you can as dust is a food source for mold and will enhance growth. Spraying a little vinegar around mold-prone areas will ensure that you never have a problem.


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