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Moulds are one of the most common problems in most bathrooms. 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 commonplace for them to grow and thrive.

Common causes for bathroom mould

  • Poor ventilation in the bathroom cause moisture to linger in the bathroom longer
  • Damp materials in the bathroom such as rugs, wallpaper, wood, towels or wet tiles or floor
  • Leaking plumbing pipes, sinks or toilets

How to prevent mould

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.

Use your bathroom ventilation fan

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.

Use the fan appropriately

Acquiring a fan is the first step to fighting 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 damage to the walls and ceilings as well as the growing moulds. To ensure you do not forget to switch off the fun, you can opt for a fan that has a timer.

Use a squeegee

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 the dampness that will prevent growing moulds.

Clean your rugs and towels regularly

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.

Keep your shower items dry

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.

Use grout sealer

If your bathroom has tiles, use a 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 reaching out and contacting a reputable plumber in your area.

A good local plumber will be able to accurately assess and determine the quality of your bathroom’s plumbing. They can help with any type of blocked drain, shower repairs, toilet installations, pipe leaks and pipe relining. We advise you to not let mould get the better of your bathroom. Take the necessary steps first to ensure your bathroom is always in top shape.

Fix all the leaks

Bathroom moulds do not only occur from shower or bath moisture, but 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 to 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.

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Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price is the Client Happiness Manager at Evolve Cleaning. She dedicates herself to managing healthy business relationships while prioritising her client's commercial cleaning interests are met with each and every clean. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she lives and breathes cleanliness, hygiene, sustainability and has a huge love for dogs.