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How To Stop Bathroom Mold

How To Stop Bathroom Mold

Let’s face it, we’ve all seen that bathroom mold growing on our shower. Mold is a form of fungus that develops in wet, humid areas. Since our bathrooms are so humid, mold tends to increase specifically around the caulking and grout lines in our shower. If you’re like me, you don’t even notice it growing until one morning you’re showering, you look down, and it hits you in the face. The process of growth is slow and you don’t recognize it until you have those black foul mold lines on your grout.

Add A Squeegee To Your Shower

There’s really no stopping it, but you can keep it from returning by taking a couple of extra steps after you shower. Ventilation is critical since mold grows in wet, humid environments. In the winter months, we tend to close our bathroom windows while taking hot showers. Remembering to reopen the windows will slow the mold from growing. Adding a squeegee to your shower to quickly remove the excess water from the doors and tiles can also help.  There are so many products out in the market that not only clean mold, but also stops it from growing.

Products:

Method Daily Shower Spray – This product claims you’ll never have to scrub, wipe or rinse, and it cost less than $3.

  • Home Armor Mildew Stain Remover
  • CLR® Bleach-Free Mold & Mildew Spray, Foaming Stain
  • KRUD KUTTER MS324 Mold and Mildew Stain Remover
  • Moldex 5510 Concentrate Mold Mildew Remover

  • These are some of the products that can remove mold or stop it from reappearing. The cost is just under $6. Let’s not forget about vinegar or baking soda, these would also do the trick.

    Check Under Your Sink For Bathroom Mold

    Bathroom mold can also gather under our sinks when even the slightest leak occurs. Most bathroom vanities have particle board shelves and even the slightest bit of water can cause your vanity shelf to bulge and accumulate mold. Checking your fitting under your sink once a month for leaks is a good practice.

    Prevention Is Key To Preventing Mold

    Let’s recap, ventilate the bathroom by keeping windows open. Use a shower squeegee for doors and tile after each shower. Try and use a daily shower spray or vinegar, and clean with a mold cleaner. Look under your vanity sink once a month for water leaks. If you catch a leak early, you will save your vanity, as well as the drywall from damage.    

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