Mold thrives in moisture and humidity. Therefore, bathrooms are the best places for mold to reproduce. Mold poses serious health risks, damages property, and creates an unpleasant odor. Mold can exacerbate symptoms in people with asthma, it can trigger allergic reactions in immunocompromised individuals and is especially dangerous for kids. When it comes to property damage, mold can cause discoloration and stains on tiles, walls, and ceilings. There are certain ways through which mold growth in bathrooms can be prevented.

Proper Ventilation:

Proper ventilation is the key to prevent mold growth in bathrooms. Install exhaust fans in bathrooms to control excess moisture. Leave the exhaust fan running for at least 30 min after showering or bathing. If your bathroom doesn’t have an exhaust fan, open windows and doors to allow air to circulate. 

Keep It Dry:

Moisture is the primary catalyst for mold growth. After every use make sure to dry your bathroom. This includes walls, sinks, tubs, and countertops. Use a squeegee to remove excess water from the bathroom floor and speed up the drying process. 

Fix Leaks Promptly:

Even minor leaks can contribute to mold growth. Regularly inspect your bathroom for any leaks such as dripping faucets or stains on walls and ceilings. A dry, moisture-free bathroom is not very ideal for mold growth.

Use Mold-Resistant Materials:

Choose moisture-resistant drywall, paint, and flooring material whenever you are renovating your bathrooms. Additionally, consider using mold-resistant caulking and grout in areas prone to moisture, such as around showers and tubs.

Maintain Proper Humidity Levels:

After moisture, humidity is also a great friend of mold. Use a dehumidifier to keep the humidity levels of your bathroom under 60%. Additionally, running the air conditioner or opening windows during humid weather can help reduce humidity levels indoors.

Clean Regularly

Above all, cleanliness is the most important aspect when it comes to preventing mold growth. Regular cleaning with a mildew-resistant cleaner is great for preventing mold growth.  You can also use a solution of vinegar and water to clean bathroom surfaces. Vinegar is known to prevent mold growth. However, don’t be too much dependent on it as it cannot solve major mold problems. 

If you notice mold in your bathroom or anywhere else in your home and you think it can't be treated with DIY methods, contact RidAway. 

RidAway is a professional mold removal company. RidAway has the qualifications and dedication to ensure the work is done to the highest standards.

It is EPA-approved, uses industry-grade technology, and is fully licensed and insured. 

If you clean up mold without stopping the water intrusion that’s causing it to grow, the mold will almost certainly come back. That’s why RidAway takes extra precautions to ensure mold gets out and stays out. We’ll find out how moisture is getting into your home so that we can take the necessary steps to stop it, keeping your home dry and preventing future mold and mildew growth. 

If moisture intrusion has caused water damage in addition to mold growth, you can count on us for expert water restoration services as well, allowing you to keep your home clean, safe, and healthy with help from one expert team.

Reliable service from a trusted mold remediation company near you in Massachusetts.