Preventing Mold in the Bathroom

Mold is one of the biggest threats to a homeowner. This bacteria thrives in moist, damp places, making the bathroom one of its favorite hangouts. There are several ways to prevent growth and it is best to take proper measures to do such because it is much easier than attempting to get rid of it once it begins growing in the bathroom. Be sure to call a professional as soon as possible if you discover mold in the bathroom.

Why Does Mold Grow?

Mold grows in areas where there is a lack of ventilation and excess moisture. It breeds quickly and easily in the bathroom and there are many reasons why this is such a popular room for growth. First, it can grow when leaky faucets and pipes are present, which is just one reason to call a plumber fast to fix those issues. It can grow when rugs, carpets, shower curtains, etc. are wet and left without cleaning. You can help prevent the growth of mold by ensuring that you keep the bathroom clean at all times.  Properly disinfecting the bathroom is important as well.

DIY Removal?


It might be tempting to try to remove mold on your own, but this is never recommended. First, you must identify the source of the problem or you won’t be able to clear it, at least not for a long period of time. Second, it is risky to the health to attempt to make the removal on your own. You need proper masks and ventilation to remove model the right way and without risking your health. Mold can also spread if it is not removed the right way and that is the last issue that you want to experience.

More Tips to Keep in Mind

A few additional ways to keep mold presence in the bathroom out of your life:

– Check the bathroom caulking. It is a common place for mold growth but can be easily removed and new caulking added.

– Clean areas with even trace growth with bleach or a disinfectant of your choice. Call a plumber for major problems.

– Wash the shower curtain regularly and use a mildew-resistant material

– Leave a bathroom window open when showering

The bathroom is a small room, but one that is very important. Use the information above to continue using your bathroom with comfort and convenience!