Updated: Oct 26
Did you know that some mold spores and fungal germs keep on floating in the air and dust, no matter how well you maintain your house? These spores can easily grow in the presence of moisture and result in dirty-looking mold and fungal layers on the bathroom surfaces. These growths can cause several infections and respiratory problems and the only solution to these growths is bathroom renovation. The good news is that you can prevent the mold and fungal growth in your bathroom. Find out how you can do that.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
Ventilation is important to throw excessive moisture out of the bathroom and prevent mold and fungal growth. Install adequate windows and ventilation in your bathroom. Open the windows after every shower so that the moisture can easily escape from the bathroom.
Fix the Leaks
Thoroughly inspect your bathroom and look for any leaks or wet spots. If you notice the surface of the faucets, toilets, or basins being wet for a long time, try to find out the cause of it. The wet spots, leaky faucets, showerheads, toilets, or even roof contribute to the moisture level inside the bathroom. Call a plumber and get the leaks and drips fixed at the earlier.
Seal Grout Lines and Caulking
Over time, the grout between the tiles and caulking that secure plumbing fixtures can deplete. Moisture and dirt can get trapped in the uneven grout lines and result in mold growth there. In order to keep the grout and fixture connection mold-free, seal them annually. You can either waterproof the grout and caulking or add more grouting or caulking material.
Dust and Clean the Bathroom
Dust and dirt are the food sources for mold and mold spores. Hence, it becomes crucial to keep your bathroom clean in order to keep mold out of your bathroom. Dust and clean all the bathroom surfaces, shelves, cabinets, etc. with a duster or a soft, microfiber cloth every 4-5 days.
Remove Excess Water After the Use
After every bath, remove the excess water from the bathroom flooring and walls. Wipe the walls and floor to remove excess water. The leftover water can increase the moisture levels inside the bathroom and result in mold growth on the surfaces of the walls, flooring, curtains, or in the hidden spaces.
Install Appliances to Reduce Humidity
There are several appliances that can lower the humidity in your bathroom. These appliances are used to circulate the air inside the bathroom and even to throw the moisture out so that it isn’t trapped in the hidden areas of the bathroom. Some of the most common bathroom appliances are bath fans, exhaust fans, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.
If your bathroom has already been affected by mold and fungus and these unwanted growths are now tough to remove, you must consider a complete bathroom renovation. Call our professional home renovators today and take a step towards achieving a comfortable bathroom.