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Shower Mold Prevention and Removal Tips

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

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Shower mold is a common problem for homeowners. Mold spores can exist almost everywhere and can grow rapidly when exposed to the warm, humid, damp conditions of a bathroom. The good news is, there are effective ways to remove mold and prevent it from coming back.

Preventing Mold in Your Shower

A good mold prevention routine can help reduce your chances of a mold problem or prevent an existing issue from recurring. 

Here are five tips you can try to reduce your chances of shower mold:

  1. Reduce the humidity level in your bathroom by running ventilation fans, leaving the door open or opening your bathroom window whenever you are running the shower.
  2. Repair anything that is leaking water in your bathroom, including leaky faucets, ceiling leaks or leaky windows.
  3. Avoid standing water in your tub or sink. If your drains are draining slowly, consider cleaning them or calling a plumber.
  4. Regularly clean your bathroom with anti-mold cleaning products. You should pay special attention to items that are particularly vulnerable to becoming moldy, such as non-slip tub mats and shower curtains.
  5. Wipe wet surfaces, such as your shower doors and tub, dry after use.

Removing Mold From Your Shower

Attempting to remove black mold yourself can be a dicey proposition. Disturbing mold can cause the spores to spread to the air and be distributed throughout your home, which can lead to a bigger mold problem than you started with.

Another issue with do-it-yourself mold solutions is that some cleaning products remove mold stains, but may not remove all the mold spores, which can lead to mold re-growth. Some cleaning products also don’t work well for non-porous surfaces or can even cause damage to your property. For these reasons, it may be wise to contact a mold remediation specialist in Prospect Heights, IL.

Implementing these tips can help you avoid shower mold or prevent mold from returning. If you’ve already got mold growth, contacting a remediation specialist may be the best way to help you solve the problem.

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