Bathroom Mold

Bathroom Mold, We all know the signs, little black dots start appearing at the bottom of the shower where the wall meets the floor pan. 

Or maybe your bath has a shower in the tub and they will start to appear at the bottom of the wall that meets the top of the tub.  Usually these areas are sealed with silicon and the mold will attach itself and start to proliferate.  

That means to grow.  If it is not dealt with right away, this can then become a very dangerous problem in your home.  Bathroom Mold can cause breathing problems as well as safety problems for you.

  Anyone with asthma knows about the breathing problems; however the safety of your home is at risk if you do not get the mold under control. 

Mold can eat right through everything including the wood framing to your home, sometimes this begins with Mold in Basement areas often overlooked. It can cause such dangerous conditions that you may have to leave your home until it has been eradicated.

  This of course is the extreme side to mold.  Let’s have a look at the causes and what you can do to help stop the growth of the Bathroom Mold.

The definition of Mold:

Mold is one of a large group of fungi that can proliferate on food or in moist areas of a household.  It is a common trigger for allergies.

Of course the Bathroom is a very likely place for mold to start growing.  All of the conditions are met in this room, moisture being number one. 

Bathroom Mold is in the shower, the bath-tub, the sink area, as well as around the toilet.  Just about every surface in this room can have mold attach itself.

The walls, the ceilings, and the floors, are a few others.  Think about your damp towels in this room, as well as the shower curtain if you have one hanging over the tub area, I think you’re getting the hint.

  Every surface in this room can be a harbinger for mold to grow, even under the sink, and oh yes let’s not forget about any of the grout in the room.

It can eat right through the grout in no time at all. Bathroom Mold can be kept under control by making sure that the room is well ventilated.

  This means if you have no windows in here, then turn on the fans when you use this room, if you feel that the fan is not doing its job well enough then either add a new fan to the room or add an extra fan to circulate the air.

  If you have a window then open it and get some fresh air in the room, this can also be a great way to keep the moisture under control when you are showering.

If the steam in the room can be let out somehow then this will help to stop Mold from growing, and can save you a lot of grief in the long run

What else can you do to stop mold from growing

  • Ventilate, Ventilate, Ventilate
  • Keeping this room clean can stop the Mold in its tracks.
  • Remove all wet towels and carpets, keep them dry.

  • If the plumbing is leaking, get it repaired
  • When you are done showering, you can spray the walls with a mixture of bleach and water. This will help to keep the mold from starting to grow.

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If you do see mold, then use some Tilex Mildew on the area.  Just spray and leave it alone, it needs to work until it has dried.

  Of course ventilate when you use this product. And keep it away from any of your chrome; it can damage it by removing the top layer.  It’s toxic, but it does work well.

You can also use a mixture of baking soda and peroxide.  Mix it into a paste and scrub it onto the mold let it sit for an hour or so, then rinse it well.

If you need to repeat the processes then do it again. When you’re done, mix together half white vinegar and half water to a spray bottle and spry down your shower, the vinegar will help to keep the Bathroom Mold from coming back.

You can also use a mold kit to find out just what kind of mold you are dealing with a very good idea. 

Wash your bath mats often, use a mixture of bleach and water and scrub them well.  Let them dry completely before returning them.

These are all great ideas, use them and you will not have a problem with Bathroom Mold. 

Useful Resources:

Bathroom Mold, read all about it inour library, book #24

The CDC, Center For Disease Control:  By going to the CDC site, and searching for Mold, you will be able to go through all of the articles available on the subject.  This is very good information, and it could save your life.

The EPA,Environmental Protection Agency:  Search for Mold and choose your link, everything you would ever want to know about mold is here.

Testing and Inspection: You can check in your local area for Mold testing and inspections.  If you cannot find one, then check with your local government , they will be able to guide you to the right persons.

Mold Remediation and Removal:  Check locally for contractors, talk to your friends to see if they know anyone , and if not once again talk to your local government , they will send you to the right people. 

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