Avoiding Mold & Mildew In Your Shower

Many people forget that the thing that keeps you clean also needs to be cleaned. Being the moistest room in your home, your bathroom can mold pretty quickly. Taking simple steps to keep your shower clean can save you a lot of trouble in the future.

What Causes Mold?

The first step to figuring out how to prevent mold is knowing what causes it. Being as most people shut the door when they shower, all of the moisture-laden steam is getting trapped in one room, causing a high level of humidity. Keeping the door closed also means a lack of ventilation. With no airflow, the moisture in your bathroom is attaching itself to everything else it lands on. This provides perfect conditions for mold to grow. Damp bathmats, shower grout, and caulking that is beginning to deteriorate is also a great place for mold to form.

How To Prevent Mold

In order to prevent mold, you need to try to get your bathroom as dry as possible after every shower. Using a squeegee and a rag, wipe away the excess water in your tub. Since mold is caused mainly by humidity, making sure your bathroom is well ventilated is important. With most bathrooms being equipped with a fan, make sure you leave it on for at least 30 minutes after each shower. If you do not have a fan already installed, look into installing one. Otherwise, opening the door or windows is the next best thing. However, if you don’t want to shower with the door open, or it’s too cold to open windows, invest in a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers can be small and inexpensive, but make sure they are set correctly – mold only needs 55% humidity to grow.

Austin Made Service – It’s Cleaning Time!

Making sure your bathroom stays dry, ventilated, your grout is replaced every six months or so, and your bath mats are washed and dried frequently can keep mold at bay. If you are ever in need of some extra help and need some house or apartment cleaners, Austin has a green cleaning company that works hard so you don’t have to.

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