Preventing Mold in Your Bathroom
One of the most common places mold grows in our homes is in the bathroom. This room is usually damp, exposed to high-humidity, dark, and often neglected. Investing a small amount of time and money now, can help prevent a large amount of time and dollars down the road. Here are a few simple suggestions to help prevent mold growth in your home:
Choose Mildrew-Resistant paint After a nice hot shower, our bathroom walls absorb the lingering moisture, which can invite the growth of moisture. Selecting a paint that resists mildew will give your walls an extra level of protection.
Proper Ventilation Mildew loves moisture. To help eliminate excessive moisture, be sure to run your exhaust fan during your shower, and for about 30 minutes after. This helps ensure the walls and ceiling will dry properly.
Let the light shine A surprisingly simple step, that is easily overlooked, is to let in the light. Mildew loves darkness, so leaving the overhead light on, or better yet, allowing natural light to enter the room through a window will actually help keep that fungus at bay.
Mop up water Nip mildew in the bud by getting rid of excess water as soon as possible. Keep a squeegee near the shower to quickly take care of the shower walls, and mop up any puddle on the floor.
Keep it clean Simply taking the time to give your bathroom a good cleaning on a regular basis can help prevent mildew from gaining any ground in your bathroom. Spending 20 minutes a week to wipe down and disinfect can save you save you a lot of time and headaches down the road.
Prevention is the key when it comes to mold in your home. But if you do see or smell mold, do not hesitate to give SERVPRO a call today! Our Mold Remediation Specialists are ready to respond, and make it ‘’like it never even happened”.