Unfortunately, bathroom mold is one of the most common household problems that homeowners face. Due to the fungus being drawn to damp, dark and isolated places, there’s a good chance you’ll experience mold in your home at one point or another especially if preventative measures aren’t taken. But don’t let the ugly “M” word scare you. There’s good news! As stated, there are ways to prevent mold and if you already have it, ways to easily get rid of it.
Before we outline how to prevent and cure mold issues, let’s talk about detection. The most obvious way to discover whether you’re suffering from a mold problem is if you can see or smell the fungus. However, it isn’t always so set in stone. Sometimes, you have to play a game of hide & seek. Try looking under your sink, behind your toilet, or underneath your shower’s access door. There are plenty of hidden spaces that are prone to excess moisture where mold could be making a home in your bathroom.
Taking action to prevent mold requires a few steps to keep in mind.
If you already have mold making itself comfortable in your bathroom, curing your space of mold is relatively simple (given it’s not a substantial mold issue that requires professional attention)
When clearing your bathroom of mold, source the problem in the first place, kill the mold and THEN remove it. This will help start the preventative cycle of ensuring you never get mold again. If you have questions or need advice on how to prevent mold from occurring in your bathroom or anywhere else in your home, call Lloyd! There’s no obligation and he is more than happy to lend out his knowledge on household mold issues and of course, inspection services!
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