Having a picture-perfect home includes having everything sparkling clean, and that takes a lot of work! Every homeowner knows that keeping the house clean requires a strict maintenance schedule. That’s especially true when it comes to your bathroom. In this post, we’ll take a look at some practical ways to target a specific problem: mold. Mold can happen anywhere there’s excess moisture. The bathroom is a prime place where this can happen! Mold could be the result of a steamy shower or bath, spilled water on the counter, or even a toilet leak.
BATHROOM EXHAUST FANS
Bathrooms in newer homes come standard with exhaust fans. However, they are not so common in older homes. These fans are great at removing bathroom odors, but also remove the moisture in the air that causes mold spores to grow. Be sure to use the fan every time you take a bath or shower! Make sure the fan is set to fit the size of the room. For example, a large master bathroom would need a different fan than a small half-bathroom.
GET THE GROUT
Tile and grout in the bathroom should be cleaned, retouched, and resealed on a regular basis. Any moisture that seeps its way into the crevices can turn into bacteria which can then lead to mold. Aside from guarding against mold, regularly cleaning your tile and grout will keep your bathroom looking and smelling nice!
Regular cleaning is important for your shower as well. Simple extra steps like wiping down the walls of the shower after every use can make a big difference in the long run in eliminating moisture, and the mold it could leave behind.
Another source of moisture in the bathroom is wet towels. It can impact the moisture in the air, which can encourage mold and mildew growth. Using fresh towels every time you bathe (or at least changing them out regularly) will decrease your chances of bathroom mold. It can also prevent your towels from becoming musty.
WORTH THE CALL
The Bosworth Company has experts that can help you with all your plumbing and HVAC needs. If you find mold and mildew forming in your bathroom, it could also be a sign of a leak, so a plumbing solution could be exactly what you’re looking for. Make an appointment online, or call us today at (432) 570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always!