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3 Ways To Prevent Mold in Your Bathroom

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Ways To Prevent Mold Growth In Your Bathroom

Your bathroom will always have a lot of moisture, whether you live in Hilshire Village, TX, or another city. It’s difficult to keep water damage from building up in a room where you take showers and baths.
Here are a few ways you can prevent mold growth in your bathroom.

Replace Caulking When You Notice Mold Growth
Water gets behind the tiles through holes and tears in the caulk, leading to mold and mildew buildup. You can easily replace bathroom caulk in five steps.

  1. Apply a caulk remover.
  2. Use a caulk remover tool to pry off the caulk.
  3. Use a small brush or putty knife to get rid of any loose bits.
  4. Clean the area with alcohol so the caulk will adhere to the tiles.
  5. Once the space is dry, apply a mold- and mildew-resistant caulk with a caulk gun.

Remove Moisture With Air Vents
Run the fan during your shower or bath and leave it on for at least 30 minutes after. It will take the moisture out of the air and send it outside, preventing water damage. Fans come with a CFM (cubic feet per minute) rating that tells you if it’s strong enough for your space. You can calculate the CFM you need by multiplying the room’s square footage by 1.1 for 8-foot ceilings or 1.5 for 9-foot ceilings.

Clean Your Bathroom
Take charge of mold prevention in your bathroom with a few simple cleaning supplies. Sponges and squeegees help you remove moisture from bath tiles and shower doors. Keep surfaces clean by spraying them with a product that kills mold, such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar. Use only one of these products, as mixing them can cause dangerous fumes or reactions.
If your bathroom has too much water damage, you might want to hire a mold remediation company to come in and remove the mold. They have the equipment and training to take care of substantial mold problems.

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