How to Prevent Mold Growth in a Bathroom

Mold Growth Washington DCOn a regular basis, moisture and heat accumulate in bathrooms, offering the ideal environment for growth of mold. Not only may mold impact the look of your bathroom, it also can lead to damage to your floors, walls, and ceilings, as well as become a health hazard. You can prevent mold by keeping your bathroom clean, providing ventilation, and eliminating moisture accumulation.

Keeping your Bathroom Clean

Dust the bathroom at least one time a week. Since dust is a source of food for mold and spores travel through the air and settle on any surface, you have to dust everything inside the bathroom consistently to prevent growth of mold.

On all surfaces, spray an all-purpose bathroom cleaner in the bathroom weekly. Thoroughly go over the sinks, bathtub, and toilet using a microfiber cloth and the all-purpose bathroom cleaner.

Clean all mirrors and windows in the bathroom using glass cleaner. On a microfiber cloth, spray glass cleaner and wipe the windows and mirror from top to bottom ensuring that you use an “s” pattern.

Wipe all things dry. Use a couple of paper towels to rapidly retrace the cleaning steps to eliminate your bathroom of all moisture.

Wash your bathroom rugs and shower curtain liners often. Those items become wet each time they are used; therefore, it is necessary that you wash them and allow them to air dry every 1 – 2 weeks.

Toss your plastic liner inside your washing machine in conjunction with a load of detergent, whites, and a touch of baking soda. After it is clean, hang your liner out in order for it to air dry.

Wash the bathroom rug inside your washing machine with a gentle laundry soap and cold water. Tumble your rug dry on the coolest setting possible.

Keep all bathroom towels hung up. Don’t toss towels on the bathroom floor as you are finished using them. Doing that keeps the towels from drying and will contribute to the moist environment, encouraging mold growth.