Mold loves living in dark and humid places, and one room in your home that perfectly describes this environment is your bathroom. Unlike a basement or attic, a bathroom is used daily, so it’s important to make sure that any mold growth is removed sooner rather than later in order to prevent you and your family from developing mold-related health issues.
Where Bathroom Mold Grows
Mold is most likely found in places that are in direct contact with water, so that means it is most likely in your shower or tub. Don’t forget to check the shower curtain for mold growth and replace or wash the shower if need be. If mold is growing on tile or grout, the removal process is not very difficult. However, if you notice that mold is growing on your walls or ceiling tiles, this is a cause for concern and you should contact a mold removal company as soon as possible.
Removing Mold from Tiles & Grout
If you’ve noticed mold growing on tile or grout, use a strong-bristled brush, soap, and warm water to scrape and remove the mold. Afterwards and to really prevent any future mold growth, be sure to use a water-bleach solution to kill any remaining spores — just be sure to keep the bathroom fan on and/or open a window while using bleach or other harsh chemicals.
After contacting our mold removal company and the mold problem is taken care of, there are a few things you should do differently to prevent mold from returning. First, always be sure to run the fan while showering to prevent steam from rising and sticking to the walls and ceiling of the bathroom. Next try to mop up any puddles created around the rub or sink and fix any leaks. Wipe down all surfaces of your bathroom on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (depending on how much use the bathroom gets) in order to remove grime and soap stains.
Not sure how to remove bathroom mold? Contact our professional mold remediation company today for residential services!