How to Prevent Bathroom Mold

Have you had mold in your bathroom before or do you worry about getting it? We don’t blame you, because mold can create major problems for homeowners! Here’s what you need to do to keep mold far, far away from your bathroom and your home.

Control Moisture

Controlling mold is all about controlling moisture, because mold requires extra moisture to grow. If there’s no extra moisture, then there’s nothing to promote mold growth. Prevent extra moisture by taking a few easy steps:

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  1. Install a bathroom fan. This helps dry the bathroom after people shower or bathe. It keeps moisture from collecting on the walls, in your grout, or in your shower pan.
  2. Seal your grout. While most grout is waterproof when it’s installed, this protection won’t last forever. Seal it yearly to make sure that water can’t get behind it, because this is one significant place where mold can grow.
  3. Use a squeegee after every shower and bath. Take a few minutes every time you bathe to get excess water off the walls with a squeegee designed specifically for that purpose. This sends all of that water down the drain, so it can’t sit on your walls and potentially feed mold there.
  4. Fix leaks fast. If you notice a leak somewhere in your bathroom, get it repaired quickly. If you need professional plumbers, call our team of professional Hagerstown plumbers right away so there’s not excess water sitting around your bathroom.

Install a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers work with your heating and cooling system to control the humidity levels in your home, which can be key to keeping mold from growing in unwanted areas. Installing a small dehumidifier unit in or near your bathroom may be help to prevent mold growth, or you can choose a bigger unit that ties into the duct work to help your home. The choice is up to you, and our technicians can help by providing answers to any questions you may have.

Get Carpets Cleaned

If you have an older home, you may still have carpet in your bathroom. Carpeted areas in your bathroom are the perfect breeding ground for mold to grow, because the carpet retains moisture and potential bacteria or even spores left behind after you get clean. Be sure to have these carpet areas cleaned once a month to prevent any mold from growing. Or, better yet, replace your carpet with tile! It is easier to clean and better at preventing mold growth in humid conditions.

We Can Help

At Larry & Sons, we know the effects mold growth can have on you and your family’s health so we do whatever it takes to keep mold away from your home and your bathroom. Whether you want to install a fan, need to fix a leak, or have your bathroom tiled, you can rely on Larry & Sons for the same great service we’ve provide the tri-state area for more than 50 years! Call us today to get the help you need!