How to Prevent Mold From Growing in Your Bathroom

How to Prevent Mold From Growing in Your Bathroom Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mold that was found in the bathroom of a home in Plant City.

Moisture is your biggest concern when it comes to avoiding mold growth in your home. This is because mold thrives on moisture. Bathrooms that are small and windowless are full of moisture because there are few places for it to escape. When mold begins to grow, it can spread in your walls and create illnesses for those living in your home.

Take time to find preventative measures that keep mold from ever having a place to thrive.

Why Bathrooms Are Ideal for Mold Growth & What Household Surfaces Can Mold Grow On

Since constant moisture is what causes the onset of mold, the bathroom is the ideal place for mold to begin to grow in your home. Moisture is constantly present in your shower, on your walls, and even on the floor, and this aids mold spores in growing and multiplying.

Mold grows on many household surfaces that are probably in your bathroom right now, such as:

  • Wood
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Fabric
  • Cardboard
  • Paper

If there is moisture in the space to help it survive, mold will grow and spread. If you are constantly showering and using water in your bathroom, is there any hope of mold prevention? The answer is yes! There are habits you can develop and appliances you can use to kick moisture out of your bathroom.

Develop Mold Prevention Habits & Schedule Non-Invasive Leak Detection Services

Example of a Lakeland bathroom where the walls are wiped down after showers are taken.

The best way to get rid of mold is to prevent it from growing in the first place. Developing certain habits will help in this effort. Wipe down shower walls and sinks after you have finished using them. Mold likes to cozy up in corners and behind sink faucets.

When trying to find moisture, check under your sink and around windows. Also, look at the base of your toilet. Another thing to do is to keep in mind that True Builders offers non-invasive leak detection services that can be scheduled, in case it seems that the source of moisture in your bathroom may be coming from an unseen leak.

Your home should have an annual or bi-annual mold inspection, with the bathroom being a priority, as unseen leaks can cause less obvious mold growth.

Maintaining Low Humidity in Your Bathroom

There are many options on the market to keep your bathroom moisture free. Low humidity in the space is the best thing you can do for your bathroom. Homeowners can do this by investing in appliances that offer good air circulation.

Make sure to use an exhaust fan when running water for a bath or shower. Exhaust fans help reduce the moisture levels in a bathroom. Make sure your exhaust fan works and is in good condition. Invest in a better model if your current one is not meeting your needs.

Another way to maintain a low humidity level is to invest in a dehumidifier or air conditioner for your bathroom. Exhaust fans do help but a dehumidifier or air conditioner will be the best method of stopping mold growth in your bathroom.

Poor air circulation encourages quicker mold growth. Opening windows can help decrease moisture.

Call our experienced professionals for mold remediation services.

Taking time to keep your bathroom fresh and clear of stagnant moisture will keep your bathroom from growing mold. However, If your mold problem is out of control and past the point of prevention, you can contact True Builders for mold remediation services. Our experienced and licensed professionals can be reached at (863) 647-1800.

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