Wherever there is moisture, there is a chance of mold. And in all of our homes, we have rooms that are made explicitly for moisture to have a strong presence. The laundry room, the kitchen, under various sinks, and most importantly, the bathroom. It could be a leaking pipe or wet towels left on the floor, but the biggest offender is the bathroom.
How To Prevent and Remove Mold
The best way to deal with mold is to prevent it. When someone is taking a shower, make sure to engage the bathroom fan. Turn it on before you turn on the shower, so there isn’t excess moisture as your water warms up. You may also want to open a window while showering, but at the very least opening it after a shower can help a lot. If you keep shampoo bottles in the shower make sure to dry under them; if left unchecked mold can grow in the moisture caught under there. We recommend a squeegee in your bath to help get rid of excess water.
If you are worried that you might already have mold, there are a few steps you can take. Check under your caulking, your sinks and any area where there may be some hidden moisture. If you find mold, you will want to use gloves and a face mask while cleaning it. If there is only light mold growth, then water and detergent should be sufficient to clean it. If it is more advanced, then it is best to use water and bleach. But if you find considerable growth, then please call a professional. Trying to clean that yourself can lead to some severe health issues and will not be effective in entirely removing it. Remember too that all your clean surfaces should be thoroughly dried before recaulking or putting back items.
We can help check your house for mold growth as well as help prevent it by helping to fix any leaks. Please feel free to call us at your earliest convenience.