Thursday, February 12, 2015

5 Top Tips For Preventing Bathroom Mold!

Unsightly and unhealthy, bathroom mold can cause serious problems for your household. Mold thrives in any place where there is moisture, meaning that the bathroom in particular can be a breeding ground for mildew. The best way to avoid this issue in your bathroom is to follow these simple tips to prevent mold and mildew from growing there.

1. Find the cause

Humidity is often the main trigger for mold growth, which is above all a major concern in the bathroom. Before tackling the problem, it is important to determine which area of the bathroom is most affected. Are your tiles and grout suffering from mold? Or perhaps your shower curtain or bathroom rug attracts mildew? Discovering where the mold is developing or which areas are the most humid is the crucial first step for resolving the problem.

 2. Ensure the bathroom is well ventilated

Ventilation is key for preventing bathroom mold, as this will eliminate moisture from all affected areas of your room. Using an exhaust fan or opening a window during and after taking a shower or a bath is the easiest way of keeping your bathroom mold-free, since these methods will circulate the air and rapidly reduce the level of moisture in the atmosphere. Try to keep windows and doors open whilst cleaning your bathroom to lower the risk of mold and to guarantee freshness.

3. Choose the right cleaning products

When eradicating and preventing bathroom mold, choosing the right cleaning products is essential. Mold-killing products such as bleach, detergent or vinegar are perfect for the task. For a more natural approach, why not try mixing tea tree oil with water? This solution serves as a great all-purpose organic cleaner.

4. Keep the bathroom fresh

Mold can grow in any damp places in the bathroom, so it is crucial to abolish any unnecessary moisture. Clean and replace shower curtains regularly and keep your bathroom products organized, as these can hide and even encourage mold growth. To avoid mold-friendly clutter in the bathroom, unclog your shower drain regularly and ensure that your towels are hung up to dry as quickly as possible. Also, make sure to clean tile grout vigorously or seal the grout to render it waterproof. Do not forget to dry off any excess water and wash any bathroom rugs frequently to discourage mold growth.

5. Add the finishing touches to prevent bathroom mold

Once cleaning and airing the bathroom are complete, it is time to add some final touches to ensure that bathroom mold is banished for good. Why not add a bathroom-friendly plant to enhance the fresh air, such as aloe vera, bamboo or snake plants? Ensure also that your bathroom receives plenty of light by keeping the windows clear and open as much as possible. 

Claire Ruth from Hudson Reed was our guest author today for this article.

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