How to Keep Dangerous Mould Out of Your Bathroom
If you know the dangers of mould to your health you will try to keep it out of your home as much as possible. But with wet rooms like your bathroom being used every day, mold will always try to find a surface to grow on.
So what can you do?
Well, a drastic measure would be to demolish your bathroom and completely renovate it. But even then what practices should you follow to ensure that mould does not return?
Below we have compiled a list of helpful tips you can follow. And don’t worry you don’t have to completely renovate your bathroom to achieve these, but starting from a clean state will surely make things easier.
Coat Your Walls with Mould Resistant Paint
Any professional house painter will tell you this and recommend it.
Did you know there are mold resistant paint products on the market that actually prevent mold growing? These are perfect for bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens in your home.
With this specialized coating, water, minerals, and soap tend to run off the walls as well as the door in your bathroom. This will not only reduce mold growth but also make less workload when you are cleaning your bathroom.
Stop Using Bar Soap in Your Sink
The area where you keep your bar soap in your bathroom is definitely going to have a lot of residues and this will ultimately make your bathroom look dirty. Also, there is a favourite place for mould to start to grow.
What you should do therefore is to replace the bar soap in your bathroom with a liquid pump soap or a hand free soap dispenser.
Also if renovating your bathroom choose a sink and tap setup designed for easy cleaning which also reduces the places mold can grow.
Install a Towel Bar
Wet towels thrown on the floor not only allows mold to grow on the towels but also on the surfaces that the towels are touching.
What you should do therefore is to install a towel bar in your bathroom. Doing this will make your bathroom look more organized and allow the towels to dry in between use.
If you cannot install a towel bar in your bathroom, then you should install a door hook bar which will also help.
Invest in Top Notch Cleaners
Of course, there are so many cleaners on the market, but not all of them actually kill and prevent mold. Settling for a low-quality cleaner is not going to yield good results in the long run. On the other hand, buying a high-quality cleaner (which is expensive) is going to help remove the toxic mold from your bathroom and prevent it from growing back for longer periods of time.
Organize Your Cabinets
Having items spread all across your bathroom, in the shower, on the floor and surfaces not only looks untidy. It also provides hidden areas for mold to grow right under your nose.
What you should do therefore is to arrange all your products into the cabinets in your bathroom. If you don’t have a vanity or cabinet, you should consider installing one.
Applying the tips in this article can be done with or without renovating. But if you can renovate take time in choosing the right design which will help in future cleaning. With a little bit of foresight and regular cleaning, you can win the fight against mold in your bathroom.