Mould can appear anywhere in the house and cause havoc on the health of the family. It is particularly fond of bathrooms because of the environmental conditions: high heat and moisture. In order to reduce bathroom mould, you will have to make the space less hospitable to this menace. Below are a few simple tips that you can consider:
1. Keep things dry through improved air circulation.
The nature of the space means that it will always be a bit wet from time to time. The trick is to make sure that things dry up as soon as possible once it is no longer being used. Increased air circulation is a good way to do this. Turn on the exhaust fan to get steam out of the bathroom. Keep the door open to let the air inside. Do the same for the windows. Note that your shower curtain may also experience mould growth if perennially wet, so be sure to stretch it out for better aeration.
2. Repair leaks immediately.
Leaks mean that moisture is always present whether the bathroom is in use or not. These provide mould with a highly conducive environment in which to grow. Therefore, you should conduct a thorough inspection to see if there are any leaks that lead to puddles and moist surfaces. Take action immediately when you find one. Some of these may be resolved by just tightening the fixtures or applying sealants. Others may prove to be more difficult and require the attention of a plumber. Don’t delay as things will only get worse with time.
3. Resolve any drainage problems.
Puddles may also be an issue if the drainage system is clogged. Instead of flowing down quickly as it should, water may stay on the floor, the bathtub, or the sink for a while and drop ever so slowly. Sometimes it remains stagnant if there is a major blockage. There are plenty of products that you can use to remedy the situation including liquids, plungers and toilet snakes. Again, don’t hesitate to call a plumber if none of these solve the problem.
4. Cover the walls with semi-gloss paint.
It is also a good idea to freshen up your walls. If it’s been a while since the last renovation, then consider a new coat of paint as an economical way to enhance the look and feel of the bathroom. Not only will this hide the stains and discolorations that have piled on, it can also protect the walls from further damage. Semi-gloss paint is highly recommended by experts as its smooth surface is able to repel more moisture, resist stains, and prevent mould growth.
5. Make it a habit to clean the space.
Of course, you should also clean the bathroom often to get rid of dust and dirt. These can be used by mould as their fuel so remove them as frequently as you can. On a regular basis, wipe wet or dusty surfaces, wash the rugs, and spray the walls with commercial solutions. It takes a bit of work but you will be able to reduce bathroom mould and safeguard your family’s health.
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