You may have no idea that mold is lurking in your bathroom. Its interesting, mold can be hiding in plain sight and you might not even recognize it! Unfortunately, the bathroom is one of the Mold’s favorite places to hide and grow, so it’s important for any home or business to pay attention and to act quickly if mold is recognized.
Areas of high humidity are a breeding ground for mold. Mold loves moisture, it can grow, spread and thrive anywhere that is moist or damp. Obviously, the bathroom is constantly exposed to moisture and humidity so how can you possibly prevent it?
- Ventilation – Make sure your exhaust fan is in good working order, use it while taking a shower or a bath and even after until the room is dry. If you can’t remember to do so, try putting a timer in your bathroom, set it for 30 minutes after you get out of the shower. No fan? Open the window in your bathroom while and even 30 minutes after your shower to let moisture escape.
- Plumbing – Check all plumbing and pipes for condensation and leaks. Check all drains and even run some cleaner through the pipes to be sure there is no way for water to stand. Standing water leads to mold, and if you have a recurring problem the mold won’t be hiding for long.
- Cleaning – Wash your shower curtain, hand towels, towels and bath mat regularly. As these items continually are exposed to water, they have the ability to grow mold quickly. If you see mold on them, wash immediately. A deep cleaning once a week or two weeks is also helpful to get rid of mildew and soap scum that layers up leaving the perfect place for mold to grow.
A mold inspection can be done if there are any humidity issues in your bathroom or mold growth that you suspect due to moisture. Our team here at HNST Mold Inspections uses a system called moisture mapping to ascertain if there are any ongoing leaks or sources of moisture in your household. If you are experiencing humidity issues in your home, call us today to schedule your mold inspection.