Mould is not only annoying but it is unhygienic and damages your walls and ceilings. Mould can grow in damp places, meaning it can be common for it to be in your bathroom. In this article, we discuss the top ways to prevent mould from growing in your bathroom.
1. Eliminate Dust
Dust is a food source for mould. Mould often travels by air and settles on surfaces. It is highly important that you dust everything in your bathroom to prevent the spreading of mould. Start dusting high and work your way down to the lower areas for efficient dusting. Also, remember to wipe underneath and behind objects on shelving units or ledges.
2. Spray All-purpose Bathroom Cleaner
By purchasing a bathroom cleaner, you can get more control over the mould. Bathroom cleaners can be purchased at most supermarkets. Make sure that you read the instructions of the cleaning product before disinfecting bathroom surfaces. By cleaning your bathroom once a week, you can ensure that you are staying on top of it.
3. Wipe Everything Dry
As previously said, mould grows best in damp spaces. By keeping surfaces dry, you can help prevent mould. Wiping away any residue in the sink, bath and shower is always a good idea.
4. Get a Good Fan and Run it Properly
Having an effective extractor fan can be really helpful in reducing mould growth. These fans work by taking the moisture out of the air and sending it outside. This can be considered as the first line of defence against unwanted moisture and mould. By using the cubic feet per minute count on the fan, you can determine whether that will be effective for the space. In order to calculate the best strength of the fan for the room, multiply the square footage of the room by 1.1 for an 8ft ceiling and 1.5 for a 9ft ceiling. For best results, you should leave the fan on for at least half an hour after you’re done using the shower/bath to ensure all moisture is removed.
5. Fix any Leaks
Leaks can be the main cause of the accumulation of moisture. If you notice a leak, make sure that you get it fixed as quickly as possible. By waiting to get it fixed, mould can already start to grow, which is a lot harder to get rid of than preventing it.
6. Wash Towels Regularly
Bath mats and towels are the perfect spots for mould to grow as they are often damp for long periods of time. Mould is also more likely to grow on these items if they are left in a heap and unwashed. To prevent mould from growing, it is a good idea to wash your towels and bath mats once a week, as well as hang them up properly to dry out.
If you have any other queries on how to prevent mould or would like to speak with us for help in removing mould from any room in your house, contact us today!