Your bathroom is going to be filled with moisture almost all the time. Showers and baths will fill it with steam. You might knock over your water cup while brushing your teeth and think nothing of it. Or your toilet might spring a leak. All of these sources of water are like a sauna for mold and mildew – they love it. So let’s find out how to keep them under control and out of your bathroom.
Installing Vent Fans
The vent fans in your bathroom are extremely important. Without them, you won’t be able to remove any stinky odors. Plus, the right fans and vents can also pull steam and other types of moisture out of your bathroom, confounding the spores that develop into both mold and mildew. You have to use the fan system on a regular basis and you must also make sure that it’s the right fit. Every bathroom is different, especially since the master bathroom can be larger than the powder room located by the foyer.
Resealing the Grout
While the tile and grout in the bathroom are difficult to clean, this task must be done. Bacteria can hide in the cracks where the grout wore away and flourish there. You can stop mold in its tracks and also help your bathroom look, feel, and smell cleaner, which is always nice.
Squeegee the Shower
You’ve also got to spend some time cleaning the tub and the walls of the shower. This trick depends on if the tub and shower are combined or not. Run a squeegee over the walls after every time you take a shower or have a bath. Doing this will help cut down on the amount of moisture that is left behind.
Clean Up Linens and Liners
Most people probably don’t think that their shower curtains and towels need to be cleaned. You should put both body and hand towels into the laundry every three days and replace them with fresh, clean linens. Leaving wet towels and soiled clothing in the bathroom for too long encourages the growth of mold and mildew.
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