How To Prevent Mould Growing In Your Bathroom

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Proper Ventilation 

The most obvious way to prevent rising humidity levels is to provide proper ventilation, through the use of the exhaust fan. The fan pulls moisture from your bathroom and expels it outdoors. It would be wise to ensure that the fan you currently have installed is correct for the size of the room. 

You most likely already run the exhaust fan while you shower or bath but you should also run it for approximately 30 minutes afterwards as well. This helps to prevent the dampening of your walls and ceilings as mentioned above. These days, you can even buy and install fans that have a built in timer to shut off automatically after a specified amount of time.

Squeegee 

You might be surprised to know that there are specialised squeegees for shower cleaning, they are designed to be used specifically on your shower walls and floor. It may seem a little mundane to give your shower the once over with a squeegee, but it is a necessary one if you’re looking at ridding the room of mould. 

Fix Leaks 

Your bathroom is probably the room in your house that is most susceptible to any kind of plumbing leak. Make sure you address the problem as soon as you find any sign of a leak, no matter how small it may seem. The leakage can cause an increase in humidity and therefore, an increase in mould presence and you know what they say, prevention is better than cure.

 

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Towels & Mats Your towels and your floor mats are ideal places for mould to grow. The best thing to do is wash them once a week, all together. This will help keep them dry, clean and mould free. 

Remove Sponges & Bottles 

Just like water clings itself to the walls and floor, it will attach itself to anything you keep in the shower. To get the best results, it’s best to keep your shower completely empty, however, we understand that that’s not always viable so we’ll just say keep it to an absolute bare minimum. The less you have in the shower, the less things that water can cling to and the less chance you have of mould growing. All of the above will help contribute to a mould free bathroom. 

Remember, keep the room as dry and least humid as possible. If you find you’ve take all of the above steps but are still having issues with mould in your bathroom, give us a call, we’re on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone 1300 329 238.

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