Mold likes to build up wherever there is an excessive amount of moisture. Think about the parts of your home that are especially humid: the basement, the kitchen, and the bathroom. It’s in these areas that you’re most likely to encounter mold and mildew growth. While it’s true that these pests can form anywhere there is water damage, in these rooms (plus the laundry room), they will more often than not be the most highly concentrated.
Ensure Proper Air Circulation
Bathroom ventilation makes more of a difference than you might think. As such, you should do everything you can to ensure that there is sufficient airflow inside this room. Hot showers and warm baths leave behind plenty of condensation. What does that mean for when you are done? Potential problems if you neglect to head them off at the pass. Put the air vents to good use. Crack open the door and let some of that steam out. Cooler air from elsewhere inside your home can waft in, and this way, you won’t have to worry about opening a window for the same purpose.
Confirm That The Tile Grout is Intact
Our next suggestion is to verify the condition of the tile and grout. Although grout is a common sealant used in bathrooms, it can rapidly degrade if you aren’t careful. Any cracks, even small ones, invite mold to take root there. That’s why it’s so important to inspect the grout and tile and patch them up from time to time whenever needed.
Inspect the Room for Leaky Pipes
While you’re in the bathroom, take a closer look at the plumbing. That said, it might be easier to use your ears and listen for anything that sounds…unusual. Don’t despair if this advice confuses you – we mean that you should inspect the room for any leaking pipes. Leaky pipes and faucets are more than just a nuisance since they can turn into a summer vacation spot for mold! Odd puddles around the fixtures indicate you need urgent repairs. Don’t delay – call a master plumber right away!
Attempt to Clean the Mold You Find
Depending on the severity of the infestation, you might be able to clean some of it yourself. Even so, heavy-duty mold remediation should be handled by professionals. In the meantime, here are some pointers for what you can do: start by spraying undiluted white vinegar. Give it time to rest (about an hour or so), then come back to scrub it off. Baking soda and warm water make this concoction even stronger!
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