Having mold in your home can impact your health and the comfort of your kitchen or bathroom. Mold growth usually happens in the bathroom with baths and showers causing lots of steam and moisture. These many plumbing mechanisms, pipe leaks, or water leaks can cause issues under flooring and in showers. In this blog, we want to help you prevent bathroom mold from growing in your bathroom sanctuary while keeping it clean. If you do have mold, we have also included some ways to help kill and stop further growth.
1- Utilize The Bathroom Fan
All bathrooms should be equipped with a bathroom fan. These fans can help circulate the air around your bathroom and help keep condensation to a minimum. Leave the fan running for around half an hour to an hour after you shower.
2- Squeegee After Your Shower
Using a squeegee to remove excess moisture can keep standing water from pooling up, and water from dripping into small corners and growing mold. Squeegees can help remove water down the drain and keep your glass shower and tile looking clean.
3- Wash Your Shower Curtain And Liner
Small parts in your shower curtain and seams can be a breeding ground for mold. Because your curtain is constantly getting wet, it is important to keep it as dry as possible. Plastic or fabric shower curtains can be washed in the washer. Cleaning these liners helps to kill bacteria and hanging them to dry can remove extra moisture.
4- Replace Cracking Grout
Cracks in your tile, caulk, or wood can lead to water becoming trapped. These small spaces are places for mold to grow unexpectedly for a while. Replacing old flooring, and old tile, and checking for hidden pipe leaks can help keep mold from growing out of your eyesight.
While hidden mold is not as unattractive as mold you can see, it can be just as harmful. Mold is toxic and can cause lots of health problems for all the members of your home if not handled. Hiring a plumber with S&B can help you find pipe leaks or other problems quickly.
5- Strip Caulk With Mold Growth
Caulk is meant to help fill in small openings in tile, but once it has mold growth, it can no longer do its job properly. To prevent further growth, remove grout or caulk that has mold growth so that it can not spread any farther.
6- Use Mold-Killing Products
Once you have mold, you need to remove it properly and kill the bacteria that are harmful. Using products such as vinegar or hydrogen peroxide will kill the mold. Be careful not to mix harmful chemical products that can also make you sick.
Using a diluted bleach solution can also help remove mold. Bleach is a common cleaning solution in bathrooms that will also not damage your tile or bathtub.
S&B Plumbing And Bathroom Mold
Having consistent plumbing inspections can help you detect pipe leaks or standing water problems before mold growth gets out of hand. S&B Plumbing knows how to detect pipe leaks, main water line leaks, burst pipes, and more. Our plumbers see many unique problems and have the problem-solving skills to restore your home.
Since 1985, S&B Plumbing has been growing our services and service area. We want to help as many Utah homeowners feel comfortable in their homes. Dealing with plumbing emergencies or low water pressure can wreak havoc on your day. Having access to indoor plumbing is something that we often take for granted. Keep the convenience of plumbing in your home by hiring our skilled team.
Contact us or visit our office in Marriott-Slaterville today. We look forward to making you a part of our family.