As a homeowner, you want to create a safe and comfortable environment for your family. So, you need to make sure mold is not growing in your home. You need to focus on your bathrooms in your home since that is the space where moisture and warmth combine creating a potential breeding ground for mold. Luckily, there are a few simple tips for preventing mold growth in your bathroom.
Fan It Out
When it comes to preventing mold growth in your bathroom, then you need to have an effective fan installed in every bathroom in your home. When you turn your fan on, the vent system sucks up all of the moisture out of the air and sends it outside. It is essential that you run your fan while using your shower or bathtub. Make sure you are leaving it on at least 30 minutes after using your shower to get rid of leftover moisture on the bathroom walls and floor.
Wash Your Rugs and Towels
If you want to prevent mold from growing in your bathroom, make sure that you are washing your towels and rugs regularly. You step on your bath mat and rugs on a daily basis, so moisture is building up on those items. If you leave them unattended for long enough, mold can form, especially if your bathroom suffers from improper ventilation. So, make sure you are washing your rugs and towels at least once a week.
Check For Leaks
One of the most important tasks you need to complete is to check for leaks in your bathroom. You want to catch leaks while they are small so that you fix them easily. The last thing you want is for a small leak to cause a large mold infestation. So, you should go around your bathroom and check your toilet and sink for any leaks. Depending on the size of the leak, you can patch it up with caulking.
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