Mould thrives in damp and humid environments, so it’s no surprise that it is often found in the bathroom. Removing mould in the bathroom needn’t be an uphill battle, though – take the time to identify the cause and you’ll be in a great position to get rid of it for good.
Unwanted mould and mildew can be eradicated with ease if you follow these simple tips:
Repair Leaks or Damage
A leaky tap, broken pipe or gap in a window seal or wall can cause excess moisture to seep into your bathroom and stimulate mould growth. If you are blighted with any of these problems be sure to do the necessary repairs as soon as you can.
Inadequate ventilation is a leading cause of mould in the bathroom (and any other room in the house, for that matter!), so it is certainly something to address early on. Moisture accumulates in areas where there is no air movement, so if your bathroom does not have one already be sure to install a good ventilation to help to stimulate airflow and remove steam generated by hot showers and baths. This is particularly important if your bathroom doesn’t have a window.
Remove Excess Water
Removing mould in the bathroom is less of a challenge if you keep excess water to a minimum. Moisture is a breeding ground for mould, so it is a good idea to use a sponge, cloth or towel to wick away water and soap scum from tiles and floors after you’ve had a shower or bath. In addition, be sure to wash towels regularly and air them properly to try to keep them dry. Avoid air drying wet clothes in the bathroom, too.
A dry, brightly lit room is a nightmare for mould, so maximise your bathroom’s exposure to natural light as much as you can. Make sure that windows aren’t covered by thick blinds or curtains, or, if your bathroom does not have a window, perhaps consider a skylight.
Keep it Clean
Mould thrives upon organic matter such as dead skin cells and dust, so remember to regularly wipe bathroom surfaces clean and vacuum or mop your bathroom floor. Likewise, be sure to keep toilets, cupboards and even toothbrush holders sanitary to ensure that mould or mildew isn’t left to grow in these parts.
Mould in the bathroom shouldn’t be a cause for concern if the above measures are in place. That said, if the mould is too much or you are having difficulty taking care of it yourself, do not hesitate to bring in the help of the professionals. Servicing the Sydney, Gosford, Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens areas, Mould Removal Australia is always on hand to deliver expert services in mould inspection, prevention and removal. So, if you have any mould-related questions or concerns of your own, please do get in touch via our Contact Form and we’ll be ready to help.