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Posted May 9, 2015 by HomeownerExpert in Home Improvement
 
 

How To Prevent Bathroom Mold



Bathroom mold is one of the most common problems in any household. It’s also a pretty easy one to avoid. The average bathroom provides the perfect environment for mold — isolated corners, ample moisture and dim lighting throughout much of the day — but you can eliminate it in a few easy steps.

Causes of Bathroom Mold

  • Persisting moisture due to poor ventilation.
  • Damp, porous materials like towels, rugs, shower curtains, wood, wallpaper, drywall and grout.

Common Mold Locations

  • Corners of bath tubs, shower doors and cabinets.
  • Hidden areas under sinks and inside cabinets.
  • Shower and sink fixtures.

Preventing Bathroom Mold

  • Wash towels and bathroom rugs frequently.
  • Use a mildew-resistant shower curtain.
  • Always run a ventilation fan while showering or bathing, and let it run for at least 15 minutes after you finish.
  • In summer, open a window while showering or bathing.
  • Keep household humidity below 50%.

Getting Rid of Mold

  • Strip away caulking or sealant with mold growth and replace it quickly.
  • Open doors and windows while cleaning to help dry out the mold and provide fresh air.
  • If you see mold getting into walls and insulation, contact a professional.
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