The Way to Prevent Mold in the Restroom

The Way to Prevent Mold in the Restroom

Mold is a fungus that’s various forms and thrives in regions of moisture — like damp basements and bathrooms. Because cleaning an existing mold problem isn’t desired, the best way to avoid a moldy bathroom is to take steps to keep it dry from the beginning.

Turn on the toilet ventilation fan during and after showers to pull moisture out of the room. This prevents it out of hovering in the air and encouraging the development of mold.

Open the window once the weather allows to provide natural ventilation and fresh air. Keep the window open up after showers to make sure as much moisture as possible has been taken out of the air. If necessary, position a fan to blow across the room toward the window, forcing humid air outside.

Turn on your air conditioner on hot, humid days to eliminate moisture and control the humidity inside the house and bathroom.

Run a dehumidifier in the toilet when you’ve got too little ventilation or notice the air remains humid even if other ventilation or humidity controls are used. Let it run during and after showers to pull water out of the air as it is being added.

Check below the sink and around the toilet in the restroom many times a year to make sure there are no leaks; these can create additional humidity and moisture and promote mold growth.

Remove any wallpaper covering in the restroom. Some paint manufacturers provide paint that’s formulated for the high humidity levels of baths, making it a much better option to resist mold.

Allow moisture to evaporate quickly from your restroom. Stretch a shower curtain to dry, rather than leaving it wet and bunched up in 1 corner of the bathtub. Hang towels and bath mats up to dry rather than leaving them on the ground. Shower walls can be dried with a towel to remove excess moisture immediately.

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