Finding mold in your bathroom is not necessarily a reflection on your hygiene or cleaning skills. Mold thrives in damp, warm places…just like your bathroom. Mold is gross, and some types, such as black mold, are even toxic. Therefore, it is important to attack any mold you see in your bathroom right away. Furthermore–the best defense is a good offense, right? So, once that mold is gone it’s time for prevention, prevention, prevention.
You will need a few tools to help with cleaning and preventing mold. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.
This is a simple device that is crucial to preventing mold growth in your bathroom. According to The Family Handyman squeege-ing off the walls and doors of your shower after each use, “…eliminate[s] at least three-fourths of the moisture that supports mold and mildew growth.”
The purpose of the exhaust fan is also to get rid of any moisture. It is recommended that you let it run while showering and for 30 minutes afterward.
The size of a toothbrush makes it perfect for scrubbing in small places, especially in between tiles.
This is another item on our list aimed at keeping your bathroom dry. Wipe down wet surfaces right away and soak up any spills. Remember, mold loves water!
Did you know that white distilled vinegar can kill up to 82 different species of mold? Spray it on to an area (undiluted!), let it sit for an hour or so, and then wipe clean with water.
Surprisingly, bleach actually isn’t very effective at killing mold. However, it can be used for staining those dark stains that mold tends to leave in your bathroom.
Sometimes persistent mold needs the help of a professional. If you are having trouble with clearing out the mold in your home, don’t hesitate to get help.