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05/03/2019
Your bathroom is probably the most prone to mold growth in your home. If you want to learn how to prevent it, read this post that Daniel's DKI in Riverside County has put together for you.  

For professional mold remediation and property restoration in Riverside County, call Daniel's DKI at (760) 320-2128.

How to Prevent Bathroom Mold

Change Your Shower Routine

This first tip may be a hard one to go through with, as it involves changing an important part of your daily routine. However, if you love long, hot showers, you should know that they could be contributing to your bathroom's mold problem. As you may know, hot water leads to condensation and humidity in your bathroom, which is not what you want if you're trying to get rid of mold. Instead, take shorter showers with as cold water as you can manage.

Dry the Room Thoroughly

And while we're on the subject of your shower routine, you should try to incorporate drying your bathroom down as part of it. Of course, if you take a shower, there's probably water everywhere afterwards. If you allow that water to just sit there, it most definitely will result in a mold problem. From now on, once you're done with your shower, take a few extra minutes to pat down the room. Take a clean piece of cloth and go over the walls and the curtain. If needed, you should even grab a mop and go over the floor to absorb the excess water on it.

Avoid Clutter

A common practice people engage in, and one that's not that great (for hygienic, aesthetic, and other reasons) is leaving their wet towel and dirty clothes all over the bathroom floor after they've taken a shower. Clutter alone can be an invitation to mold growth, as it provides the right environment for it to thrive in. However, if you add to it the fact that the items are wet or damp, you're simply asking for your bathroom to get infested with the disgusting fungus. Pick your stuff up and put it away nicely to avoid that situation.

Keep the Area Ventilated

The biggest enemy mold has is a free flow of air. The better ventilated your bathroom is, the less likely it will be to develop mold. For that reason, you should try to keep it as ventilated as possible. This includes opening up the windows and doors whenever you can, so that air can come in and out of it. If you deem it necessary, you may even take this tip a bit further: turn the AC system in your home, or use a fan to ensure that the air in your bathroom has low moisture content.

Mold can affect your home, your belongings, and your family's health. Call Daniel's DKI at (760) 320-2128 to get rid of it professionally.

Maintain the Bathroom Properly

You already know that your bathroom is particularly prone to mold growth; why make the problem worse by neglecting its maintenance? As you may be aware, things break after time and use, even in your bathroom. This means that there can be a leaky pipe, a clogged drain, or other sources of stagnant water. If you truly want to get rid of the possibility of mold, as well as ensure that you can use your bathroom comfortably, make sure to maintain it properly.

Clean It on a Regular Basis

Mold is present in common house dust. This means that you always have to be aware that it's there if you want to win your battle against it. For that reason, it is highly suggested that you keep your bathroom as clean as can be. This is a crucial step in preventing it spreads and infests your whole bathroom. Needless to say, there are other sanitary reasons why it's imperative that you take good care of your bathroom's cleanliness. Clean your bathroom thoroughly a couple of times each week to ensure that it's spotless, flawless, and moldless.

Act Fast if You Find Mold

Last but not least, if you start seeing mold's ugly face lurking in your bathroom, you need to act fast to prevent the situation from becoming much worse. The instant you notice it, mix water and bleach. Then, with a sponge, scrub this concoction onto the damaged area. This will help you kill the fungus and keep your bathroom free of its threat. At least for a while.

If mold has taken a toll on your home, call Daniel's DKI at (760) 320-2128 to request a free estimate on mold remediation and property restoration in Riverside County.