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How to Remove and Prevent Bathroom Mold

Bathroom mold can easily occur, but isn’t always the easiest to remove. And unfortunately, it’s not always obvious, as it can begin growing beneath plumbing fixtures, surfaces, and walls. Every homeowner should know how to remove any mold they currently have and how to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

 

What Causes Bathroom Mold?

 

  • Excessivemoisture due to lack of proper ventilation

 

  • Leakyplumbing fixtures and pipes

 

  • Constantpresence of damp towels, rugs, wallpaper, curtains, etc.

 

 

How to Remove Bathroom Mold

 

  • Checkall caulking within the  If you happen to find some with mold growth, completely remove that section and replace it with new caulking.
  • Anysurfaces with small traces of mold should be cleaned with bleach or hydrogen 
  • Keepwindows open during mold removal to help dry out any excess moisture and to provide the bathroom with some fresh air.
  • Areaswith a large amount of mold should not be handled by the homeowner, as disturbed mold can spread further and be dangerous to inhale. Instead, hire a professional to remove the mold (especially since a lot of mold lies beneath plumbing fixtures and walls).

 

 

How to Prevent Bathroom Mold

 

  • Alwaysuse the bathroom ventilation fan before turning on t_he shower or drawing a  If your full-sized bathroom doesn’t currently have a ventilation fan, have one installed.
  • Open the windowor leave the bathroom door cracked when showering to allow excess steam to 
  • Purchasea mildew-resistant shower curtain and wash it regularly.

 

  • Avoidkeeping bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and soap in the shower, as they can cause mold to grow beneath 
  • Washbathroom towels, rugs, and other fabrics regularly to keep them from being damp.

 

 

Bathroom mold isn’t just ugly, it can be harmful to your bathroom’s surfaces and even your own health. When you need plumbing leaks fixed or new plumbing fixtures installed, contact Clear Drain Plumbing!