Moulds is one of the most common problems in most bathroom. However, it is also the easiest to prevent and control as long as it is noted and controlled early. If you think there are no moulds, then check in the hidden areas of your bathroom, under the sink and crevices. Moulds develop easily in the dark, moist and isolated areas, making bathrooms a common place for them to grow and thrive.
Keeping your bathroom mould free is important for a healthy, safe and clean environment, and to save your wall and ceilings from damage. Keeping your bathroom mould free is easy if you constantly follow the tips below.
To prevent the development of moulds in your bathroom, you need to reduce the moisture levels. This can be done by using a fan that works by sucking humid air in the bathroom and realising it outside. Ensure each bathroom has a working fan that is well suited in relation to the size of the room.
Acquiring a fan is the first step to fight mould. However, it is not enough. You need to run the fan for approximately thirty minutes after taking a shower. This will fight all the moisture left in the room after a bath and prevent damaging of the walls and ceilings as well as growing of moulds. To ensure you do not forget to switch off the fun, you can opt for a fan that has a timer.
I know you are wondering if there is time to use a squeegee after every shower, especially in the morning, but using a squeegee reduces the moisture level of your bathroom up to three quarters. Take some time after a shower to run the squeegee on your bathroom walls or bathtub to reduce dampness that will prevent growing moulds.
Clean rugs and towels not only mean, cleaner and healthier bathroom, but it also means your bathroom will have lower chances of being mould free. Bath mat, rug and towels are ideal spots for mould to develop especially if they are left for long without being cleaned. Make it a habit to wash your rugs and towels at least once in a week and air them properly and together to keep your bathroom mould free.
After showering, water may accumulate on the bottom of your shower items making it a conducive environment for mould to develop. Dry your sponges and shower gel bottles then keep them away from the shower until you need them again.
If your bathroom has tiles, use grout sealer to seal the grout lines. This will help to waterproof them and prevent mould from developing. If you already have mould in the grout lines, scrub the lines with detergent and water, then let the lines dry completely before applying the grout sealer. If you’re still unsure how to tackle this, we recommend enquiring with our good friends at Plumbing Force for advice, our preferred plumber in London.
Bathroom moulds do not only occur from shower or bath moisture, it also occurs if there are leaks in the bathroom that cause moisture to accumulate. As soon as you spot a tap, sink or toilet leak, fix it as soon as possible, or find someone to fix it for you. It is much easier to prevent mould from developing than to get rid of it, therefore, ensure all the leaks are fixed immediately.
The doctors say prevention is better than cure, and the same principle applies for moulds. It is much harder to remove mould than to prevent its growth. Evolve Cleaning knows what it takes to clear and prevent mould growth in your commercial space. We are a professional cleaning company with over 30 years of experience. Call (02) 8313 7035 today for a free quote for your commercial cleaning needs.