One of the greatest threats to your home environment is mold. Mold is a toxic substance that loves to grow in moist areas of the home, which inhibits healthy breathing and can lead to a host of other diseases.
One of the most common places for mold to build up is the bathroom because the shower tends to create the perfect damp environment for mold to prosper.
Tips to Prevent Bathroom Mold
Here are some simple ways that you can avoid too much mold buildup in your bathroom.
1. Proper Ventilation
Keeping air circulating in your bathroom lets it dry faster and prevents moisture from building up and becoming a breeding ground for mold. Make sure your bathroom fan is on or the window is open the whole time you are showering. Then, once your shower is done, open the doors and windows so everything will dry more efficiently.
2. Stretch Out Your Shower Curtain
Mold loves to colonize the folds of your shower curtain. Stretch the curtain out after showering so it can fully dry and the mold doesn’t get the chance.
3. Clean and Dust Regularly
Mold feeds on dust as well as moisture, so if you get rid of the dust in your bathroom, mold will have a hard time growing. If you clean your bathroom regularly with a bleach or vinegar-based cleaner, you will kill existing mold and prevent a large growth from forming.
4. Paint Your Bathroom Walls
If you paint your bathroom walls with semi-gloss paint, you will create a surface that is more challenging for mold to grow on.
5. Resolve Any Plumbing Issues
Leaky pipes in your bathroom are a quick ticket to mold. If your pipes are leaking, your bathroom will always have spots of moisture that mold can use to propagate. Similarly, drain backups will allow water to collect in sink and shower drains, giving mold even more opportunities to grow.
Following these simple tips should help keep most of your bathroom mold at bay. If you are in the greater Syracuse area and are unable to effectively fix any leaky pipes or drainage backups by yourself, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse will be happy to come to your rescue. Mr. Rooter Plumbing will send you a licensed plumber who is certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing related project.
You’ll receive fast, friendly service and the job will be done right the first time. Mr. Rooter Plumbing proudly offers a full range of residential, commercial and emergency plumbing services with upfront, flat rate pricing, convenient appointment times and a promise that we’re not done until we have completed the job to your satisfaction. To learn more or request service, contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse today.