Tackling Bathroom Mold and Mildew

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Tackling Bathroom Mold and Mildew

Mold can be found almost anywhere; mold needs moisture and a food source to grow. Common food sources include wood, paper, carpet, drywall etc. The most common places for mold to grow inside of your home is your basement, attic and bathroom. Bathroom mold or mildew needs to be taken seriously and corrected ASAP to prevent the problem from progressing. It is important to tackle mold quickly because it can have serious consequences for your health, especially for young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. One of the best ways to deal with a case of bathroom mold is to hire a professional contractor.

Even if you do decide to tackle the mold problem yourself, it is helpful to ask professionals to come and inspect your home and at least identify the kind and scale of mold problem that you are dealing with. The one true way to know what type of mold(s) you are dealing with would be through testing and analysis by an accredited lab by the mold professional.

A great tip for dealing with bathroom mold is to create a borax cleaning solution. Combine 1 cup of Borax with 1 gallon of hot water. Mix the solution together, spray it onto your bathroom tiles and then use a scrub or a bristle brush to clean the affected areas. You need to make sure that you are not only cleaning or removing the mold properly, but that you also have the proper ventilation in your bathroom. A lot of DIY mold removal tips and house cleaning products are great for getting rid of unsightly mold but they don’t actually kill the mold at the source. This means you can enjoy a clean surface for a while, but since the root of the problem has not been tackled it will invariably return.

Make sure you have a good quality bathroom fan that is vented properly through the roof and not into the attic. This may be worth a peek into your attic or crawl space to ensure the bath venting has been done properly. Simply utilizing your bathroom ventilation fan can drastically improve the ventilation of your space. It is recommended to turn your fan on while showering and leave it on after a shower; ensure it runs for at least half an hour afterwards. Along with your ventilation fan, it is also important to leave the door open to your main bathroom dwelling to allow fresh air to move in and replace the stale air. This helps keep the circulation of the room moving and makes it difficult for water vapor to build up on surfaces.

If you have mold growth or do not have the proper ventilation in your bathroom then you need to contact a professional to have this addressed. The sooner you take care of the problem, the better to prevent it from getting worse and essentially making the cost less to you. Comprehensive Mold Management can take care of the mold removal and ventilation in your home. Call us today for a *Free estimate to see what needs to be done to make your living space healthy. 
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