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Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Mold-Free
Jun 06,2024

Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Mold-Free

Bathrooms provide an ideal environment for mold growth due to the high levels of moisture and humidity present. Not only is mold an eyesore once it takes hold of your bathroom, but it can also be harmful to your health. Luckily, there are several preventive measures you can take to prevent mold in your bathroom. In today’s blog post, Mr. Rooter Plumbing outlines 8 bathroom mold prevention tips.

  • Install a Reliable Exhaust Fan

An exhaust fan removes moisture-laden air from the bathroom, preventing it from clinging to surfaces and creating a breeding ground for mold. If you’ve not installed an exhaust fan in your bathroom, you’re welcoming mold with open arms. Without proper ventilation, moisture lingers in the air, clinging to walls and ceilings. Contact professional plumbers that provide bathroom plumbing services to install an efficient exhaust fan.

  • Run the Fan During and After Showering

Don't just turn on the fan when you're done showering – running it during your shower helps capture the most moisture being produced. Let it run for an additional 15-20 minutes after you're finished to ensure everything dries completely.

  • Fix Bathroom Leaks

Bathroom leaks can originate from faulty plumbing, damaged waterproofing, or cracked fixtures. Leaks are a constant source of moisture, and even a small trickle can provide enough water for mold to thrive. Addressing any leaks as they occur prevents this problem at its root. If you notice water leaks in your bathroom, reach out to a nearby plumbing repair service for leak detection and repair.

  • Clean Your Bathroom Regularly

Mold thrives where there’s a food source. That’s why it’s important to regularly clean your bathroom to remove dirt, soap scum, and other organic material that mold feeds on. Pay special attention to areas with high moisture, like the shower, bathtub, and around the sink.

  • Squeegee the Inside of Your Shower After Every Use

Squeegeeing removes water droplets from the shower walls and doors, preventing them from accumulating and creating a damp environment. After showering, take a few seconds to wipe down wet surfaces to prevent mold growth.

  • Hang Your Loofah or Towel to Dry

Don't leave loofahs or towels bunched up in a corner where they can't dry properly. Hang them up to allow for air circulation and prevent mold growth.

  • Reseal Tile Grout Lines Annually

Grout, especially between tiles in the shower, can deteriorate over time. Resealing annually fills in any cracks where mold spores can easily hide and grow. You can handle this task yourself or call an expert to help you.

  • Wash Towels, Mats, and Shower Curtains

These items trap moisture and harbor mold spores if they are not washed regularly. Wash towels and bath mats at least once a week in hot water and dry them completely. Shower curtains, especially liners, should be cleaned or replaced according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for All of Your Bathroom Plumbing Needs

Perhaps you’re looking for a trusted plumbing service to help you install exhaust fans in your bathroom, or maybe you suspect a water leak and need professional leak detection services. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the name you can trust for all of your bathroom plumbing needs, including leak detection, walk-in tub installation, toilet replacement, sink repair, and many more. Call us today if you need reliable and affordable bathroom plumbing services.

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