The bathroom is a prime location for mold growth, but that doesn't mean that unsightly mold is inevitable in this room of your home. Here are three tips for controlling mold in your bathroom
Get rid of wallpaper
Wallpaper can give your bathroom a unique and stylish look, but it also provides a breeding ground for mold. In fact, the area behind your wallpaper is the most common place for mold to grow, and since it's out of sight, you won't even notice that it's there. Wallpaper is a perfect place for mold growth because moisture gets trapped behind the wallpaper from your showers; plus, materials like dust can get stuck to the glue of the wallpaper and provide a food source for mold.
To control mold in your bathroom, remove your wallpaper and replace it with paint. For best results, choose paint that contains mildewcide, a chemical that kills mold.
Control moisture in the bathroom
Mold spores are not able to grow in the absence of moisture, so if you control the moisture levels inside your bathroom, you can keep mold growth at bay. There are many things you can do to keep your bathroom as dry as possible
Remember to turn on your extractor fan before you get in the shower so that the moist air can be drawn out of the room. If your bathroom has a window, open it, even if it's cold outside. After you're done showering, dry off the shower stall and the window with a towel to get rid of the excess moisture. If you're still having moisture problems, you can also put a dehumidifier in your bathroom to collect excess moisture from the air.
Clean with bleach regularly
You probably already know that bleach kills germs, but you may not know that it can also kill mold. When you clean the non-porous surfaces in your bathroom, like your tub or your countertop, use bleach to get rid of both mold and its spores.
To clean with bleach, first dilute it with water. Get a large bucket and fill it with one gallon of water and one cup of bleach Then use a cloth or a sponge to wipe down non-porous surfaces. Remember that bleach can irritate your skin and your eyes, so wear gloves and splash goggles while you're working.
If you're worried about mold growth in your bathroom, get rid of your wallpaper, take steps to control moisture, and clean with bleach regularly. If it's too late and you already have a lot of mold in your bathroom, hire a mold remediation service, such as Big Mountain Insulators Inc, to fix the problem.