How to Stop Mold from Growing in Your Bathroom
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How to Stop Mold from Growing in Your Bathroom
May 26, 2022

How to Stop Mold from Growing in Your Bathroom

A lot of cleaning occurs in the bathroom, but keeping it clean doesn’t protect you from mold. Most homeowners spend hours cleaning or a fortune on a cleaning service and forget that mold is brought by high humidity, making the bathroom one of the most susceptible rooms in your home. The basement is close, especially with all the plumbing that runs through it. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we believe that the battle against mold is a battle against humidity. The earlier you deal with the moisture in your bathroom, the easier it will be to mitigate mold growth and the subsequent effects.

Humidity comes from the sink, shower, and toilet, creating a conducive habitat for mold to grow. Whether you are taking a hot shower with windows closed or using the hot water faucet, water vapor collects on the ceiling, walls, and floors creating the ideal conditions for mold. We recommend hiring a reputable plumber for routine maintenance and professional plumbing repair to prevent fungi from wreaking havoc in your indoor space. Here are some tips to stop mold from growing in your bathroom.

Proper Ventilation

One of the most effective ways of decreasing humidity levels in your bathroom is by ensuring proper ventilation. If your bathroom is always filled with vapor when you take a hot shower, adding an extra vent goes a long way in maintaining a fungi-free bathroom. We recommend running your event during the storm and for half an hour after to alleviate any subsequent dampening in the walls, ceiling, and floors. A modern fan is equipped with a timer that can be set to run at a specific time if you forget to turn it on.

Use a Squeegee

If you have specialized squeegees, it is advisable to regularly use them on your floors and walls. This might not be the most fun and an easy task to do after taking a shower, but they are quite effective in reducing moisture in your bathroom. Still, if you prefer a hands-off approach, you should consider hiring a professional plumber to conduct regular maintenance checks. We leverage cutting-edge tools and equipment to enhance the quality of service and pinpoint the affected areas for repair.

Fix Leaks

Most leaks go undetected for a long until they cause irreversible damage worth thousands of dollars in repairs and medical care in the case of mold. A plumbing leak in your bathroom increases the humidity on your walls and floors, leading to mold and mildew growth. Once your bathroom becomes a habitat for fungi, it becomes harder to get rid of it than prevent it. Our experienced plumber can conduct a comprehensive assessment for signs of mold to determine the severity of the situation before recommending a solution.

While there are numerous DIY solutions to getting rid of mold, the only way to ensure your bathroom is free from mold is to onboard a plumber. Contact us today at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, and schedule an appointment with the experts. We guarantee quality plumbing repair service at a competitive market price.