Monday, September 28, 2009

Bathroom Mold

Leave Shower Curtain Closed to DryNo matter whether your bathroom is new or old, whether you can see it or not, it probably has some amount of mold. Since there is so much moisture in the bathroom, it is easy for mold to grow and thrive. A simple way to prevent mold growth is to keep all areas and surfaces clean and dry including ceilings and walls. Other ways to prevent future mold growth in the bathroom are:
  • keep drains clean at all times
  • check humidity levels and allow air to circulate when humidity is high
  • close shower curtain after use to ensure the entire curtain dries equally
  • use a semi-gloss paint on walls
To remove existing bathroom mold:
  • use a fungicide as opposed to bleach to remove mold as well as its scent
  • perform an ozone shock treatment
  • clean surfaces with baking soda or vinegar
Source: Home Mold Tips