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3 Tips To Help You Deal With Bathroom Mold

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Shower mold in a South Oceanside, CA

3 Tips To Help You Deal With Bathroom Mold

Most homeowners in South Oceanside,CA, experience shower mold at some point. Bathrooms are humid and not as well-ventilated as other areas of a house, making them a prime location for mold growth. There are several home remedies that are generally effective. However, if these don’t seem to be working, make sure to call a mold remediation specialist, as this is not an issue to ignore.

1. Bleach Walls and Tile

Many people already have bleach in their home, making this a convenient solution. This is simply a matter of mixing one part bleach to approximately ten parts of water and putting it into a spray bottle. Be careful with too much scrubbing, as you don’t want to release additional spores. Fortunately, this solution works pretty well, and you can usually just spray and wipe. Anytime you use a bleach solution, make sure to use gloves and eye protection. Always turn on the bathroom fan, and bring in another portable fan if your bathroom is still not well ventilated.

2. Replace Caulking

It can be especially difficult to remove black mold from shower caulking. Try scrubbing with an old toothbrush and the bleach solution. If that doesn’t work, it is probably time to re-caulk. Old caulking can be easily removed using a screwdriver or paint scraper. From there, apply new caulking and clean and dry it regularly to prevent future shower mold.

3. Prevent Future Problems

Not surprisingly, the best way to prevent a moldy shower is to keep it dry when it’s not in use. Keep a squeegee handy, and use it after showering to remove water from shower walls and doors. Keep the ventilation fan on for 5 to 10 minutes after a shower, and open a window if possible.

Shower mold can be a frustrating problem. However, there are steps you can take to deal with it and prevent future issues. If you use a bleach and water solution for cleaning, replace moldy caulking, and keep the area dry after showers, your mold problems should be behind you.

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