Ways to Reduce Mold in Your Bathroom

Is there black mold around your bathroom window or pink mold around the edges of your shower or tub? Mold in the bathroom is common, but it can also be controlled. Excessive mold can be signs of too much moisture, plumbing problems or other issues in your bathroom. There are ways to minimize mold, protecting your bathroom surfaces and your family’s health.

Mold Loves Bathrooms

It is no mystery why mold is common in bathrooms. Mold spores thrive in moist, warm environments. A closed shower with wet walls or a steamy bathroom with no exhaust fan allow for moisture to linger and mold to grow. A few ways to control this moisture includes:

  • Wipe down showers and tubs after use
  • Don’t leave wet towels or clothing in the bathroom
  • Keep a working exhaust fan in the bathroom and turn on during baths and showers
  • Open windows to allow air circulation and moisture escape
  • Frequently clean tub, showers, sinks and other surfaces to remove mold spores

Another cause of mold issues is plumbing issues. A dripping sink faucet, leaking showerhead, condensation on the toilet tank or a leak in the pipes under the sink can add more moisture to the air. These leaks and drips keep humidity high 24/7, making it almost impossible to control mold problems. Repairing faucets and leaks can help minimize moisture, protecting your plumbing and home, while helping prevent mold in your bathrooms.

Mold can stain or damage your surfaces, cause health issues and make your bathrooms look unclean. Implement options to control the moisture in your bathrooms and fix plumbing issues to ensure your bathrooms are less prone to be invaded by mold.

Posted on behalf of:
Metro Septic LLC
1210 N Tennessee St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(404) 973-2471

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