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How to deal with mold in your bathroom

Nasty, gross, or ugly may be the first word that crossed your mind when you found mold colonized in your bathroom. It doesn’t matter how hard you try to shoo away, it will always come back to your bathroom when the situation allows. However, you may set up the best condition for mold to grow unintentionally. A perfect place with a food source, moisture, and good temperature for it to comes. Of course, you like to shower with warm water and the mold is just the same with you. Mold loves warm temperature and you can’t do anything about that. But with the perfect control of food and moisture, you can get rid of mold forever.

Don’t provide any Food sources

Mold is everywhere and alive. It grows colony by spreading the spores through the air. Moreover, it can grow on any surface available. Porcelain, copper, silicone, plastic, etc as long as there organic matter on the surface you won’t be safe from mold.

Remember, mold doesn’t grow on the surface but lives on the exiled skin cells along with the soap residues which have your skin cells. So if you want to get rid of mold, prepare yourself with the cleaning bucket. The good news is you don’t need any chemical or toxic cleaners. Soap residues and water will be banished with some elbow grease under these two conditions.

First, don’t use bleach. Most of the suggestions in the forum say it that way. But according to the professional, bleach doesn’t kill the mold but only removes the stain.

Second, don’t ever dare to scrape it. The mold is alive and reproduces through the spore that floats in the air. If you brush it carelessly with your hand, the mold just transmitted through the air and searching the new place to grow.

Let it Dry away

To control the moisture, use your exhaust fan whenever the bathroom is in use. Leave it for 30 minutes after the shower to make sure your bathroom is 100% dry.  Make sure that the fan exhausts toward the outside of the house. It can be channeled through the roof or the side of your house not to your attic for sure. If its lead to the attic, you just create pleasant moisture to the mold to grow there.

What if there is no exhaust fan? Relax. Any air movement will do. You can use your desk fan to dry out the bathroom wall. In addition, you can use a towel to wipe down the water spills on the walls. Then open the shower curtain or door to let the air move swiftly and speed up the drying process. Don’t forget to mop the water spills on the counters and floor because the mold can also grow on it. In addition, watch your shampoo or soap usage during the bath since it residues is the best place for mold to grow.