Many homeowners and business owners are confused to find mold in the bathroom when they have been regularly cleaning the area. In reality, mold can grow in perfectly clean bathrooms. In this article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing, we will go over some of the causes of mold and mildew, and we will present some tips on how to prevent and eliminate mold in the bathroom. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to consult with a expert plumber, then call Rooter Hero Plumbing. We are ready to schedule a flexible appointment or arrange an emergency dispatch today.
Dry Wet Surfaces As Soon As Possible
It is no secret that mold and mildew need moisture to thrive. That is why humid areas such as the bathroom and basement are so susceptible to mold and mildew growth. Deprive mold of its nourishment by keeping the bathroom dry. Grab a towel to dry the countertop after your grooming or morning routine and dry the floor after your shower. You can also use a squeegee to wipe off excess water on your shower glass and walls. The less moisture, the better.
Keep Towels, Loofahs, and Rugs Dry
Towels and rugs help keep you and the bathroom dry by absorbing water from your body, but what are you doing with those damp or wet towels and rugs? If you are leaving them as they are, then you are allowing mold growth. The bathroom rug and wet towels are great places for mold to grow. They should be cleaned and dried regularly if you want to avoid mold growth in the bathroom. This goes for the loofah as well. It might seem reasonable to hang the loofah in the shower, but you should wash it with anti-bacterial soap, wring it, and keep it in a dry place.
Repair Leaks Immediately
Leaks are a sign of damaged pipes but ignoring leaks will allow plumbing damage to worsen. You’ve also got the wasted water and potential water damage. The harms of leaks don’t end there. Leaks provide the moisture that mold seeks, and you should repair faucet leaks, showerhead leaks, toilet leaks, and pipe leaks as soon as possible. You can call Rooter Hero Plumbing to arrange an emergency dispatch or schedule an appointment that best suits you.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
Drying the bathroom and using the squeegee are helpful but you need some help if you want to eliminate humidity. Your best friend in this endeavor is a ventilation system or fan. This will expel extra humidity outside and prevent the dampening of your walls and ceilings. Run the vent for at least thirty minutes after your shower is over to get rid of that moisture.
When there is a plumbing emergency, there is no one better to call than the folks at Rooter Hero Plumbing. Our live representatives and trustworthy plumbers are always ready to take your call. We can schedule an appointment or have a plumber at your location as soon as within the hour!