How To Keep Your Shower, Tub and Tile Mold Free

Molds on the shower, tub, and tiles are sore to the eyes. They are signs that your bathroom is already dirty and is in need of thorough cleaning. Of course, you need to remove the molds or your family might suffer diseases caused by a dirty bathroom.

But how long will you enjoy the goodness of a clean bathroom—a month, a week, or some days? If molds keep on coming back, then you better do beyond cleaning the bathroom regularly. Start a wise maintenance for the shower, tub, and tiles. Here’s how:

  • Check the silicon seals. Discolored silicon seals are caused by growing mold. Replaced discolored silicone seals right away. Check also the spot where the silicon seals were attached. There might be some mold on that spot, too.
  • Remove plants. Placing a potted tropical plant in the bathroom can add a good a natural accent to the room. Some even believe that tropical plants can balance humidity in the bathroom. It may be true but there are more harms than benefits if you keep that plant inside. Moist soil is one of the most favorite spots of mold and fungus.
  • Install dehumidifier inside the bathroom. This is applicable and highly recommended for bathrooms with poor ventilation. The dehumidifier removes moisture from the bathroom by preventing condensation inside.
  • Have a vent fan. Constant opening of the bathroom door and windows will attract air inside. The air will cause condensation in the bathroom especially during cold weather. If you have an air vent, the air will be drawn out of the room and so, condensation will be prevented. Lesser condensation inside the bathroom means lesser mold formation.
  • Don’t use carpets inside the bathroom. Actually, everything that keeps moisture should never be put inside the bathroom. Keeping moisture will mean allowing mold formation. Carpets and other bathroom accessories that keep moisture should be removed and replaced with something that doesn’t keep moisture like tile flooring and bath mat.
  • Check the bathroom’s drainage system. An ideal drainage system should drain water as fast as when running water. Slower draining will give more time for molds to form. Improve the drainage system by pouring bleach solution through the drains. If this can’t do the trick, then hire professional plumber to improve the bathroom’s drainage system.
  • Keep things away from water sources. Beauty products like soap, facial wash, and toothbrush should be far from the shower or bath. The more items near the bath or shower, the more things are there to keep moisture and form molds. Set these things away from the wet area and expect lesser molds.
  • Treat molds immediately. Don’t let formed molds sit on the shower, tub, and tiles for so long. The molds will be more difficult to remove if they are kept for so long. Treat them immediately and continue doing the maintenance tips above.

Taking a bath or shower should be one of the most enjoyable things that a person can do everyday. Having a mold-free shower, tub, and tiles will make this experience more enjoyable for everyone in the family. Plus, a clean bathroom will ensure their protection against possible diseases.


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