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3 Ways To Minimize Mold Growth In Bathrooms

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Whether you are a commercial or residential property owner, moldy bathrooms can be problematic. Experiencing mold growth in your bathroom can be a cause for concern. Just because there are no leaks, mold growth can still occur. Why? Poor ventilation, grout in need of repair and accessories can all can all create an environment conducive

Here are three useful measures you can take to eradicate any growth for good and ensure proper mold prevention in your bathroom for years to come.

Ventilation

Install a proper ventilation system. When it comes to keeping moisture at bay, a high-powered ventilation system is key. Exhaust fans should not only be on during a shower, but be kept on for close to 20-30 minutes after a shower as a method of keeping constant air flow throughout the space. This can help enforce a moisture-free environment in areas where high humidity are common occurrences.

Grout

Keep a close eye on tile grout and caulking. Grout between your shower tiles, especially if it’s cracked in places, makes for great breeding ground for mold. Therefore, it pays to clean your grout on a weekly basis to hinder any mold growth. Furthermore, replace it every 6 months and seal it well to effectively ward off its potential spread. If you’ve noticed water damage and mold as a result of cracked grout or degraded caulking, contacting a highly-qualified mold remediation team could be crucial for eliminating any greater problem areas.

Bathroom Accessories

Focus on your shower curtains, towels, rugs and any cloth decor. Fibrous towels and rugs come into direct contact with water on a daily basis and should therefore be washed consistently. Shower curtains made of cloth should be washed in hot water or replaced by plastic varieties that can easily be wiped down and cleaned.

Mold occurs naturally in all environments. While it is possible to minimize the risk, preventative measures will not guarantee a mold free space. If you suspect the presents of mold in your house please give our expects a call at SERVPRO of Foxborough at (508) 533-5305. We will assess your situation and if need be, make it "Like it never even happened."

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