How to Prevent Mold in Your Bathroom

Have you ever encountered mold? It’s one of the most terrifying things, or at least it’s in the top ten. But what exactly is mold, and why does it give us plumbers goosebumps? Let’s find out!

Mold is a type of fungal growth that exists in various species.

It can be found both indoors and outdoors and it is quite common in everyday surroundings. Outdoor mold grows near vegetation, by bodies of water like creeks or rivers, and any shady and damp area is a prime breeding site for mold. Indoor mold can be found on carpets, wood floors, insulation, piping, and any damp place that lacks proper ventilation, such as your bathroom.

It has been stated by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences that the most common way through which humans come in contact with mold is through inhalation. Mold spores can easily become airborne and thus get inhaled by humans. It is less common, but mold spores can also be contracted through skin-to-skin contact. Mold can be a scary thing considering the possible health complications and risks. Some health effects listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are nasal and sinus congestion (runny nose and sore throat), irritated skin, and irritated eyes. It should be noted that in immunocompromised individuals, there is a high risk of lung infections and other serious respiratory diseases. These serious health effects can affect one’s quality of life, so how do we prevent these issues?

To prevent mold growth

it is important to limit your time in outdoor areas that are damp and shady, as these provide an ideal breeding ground for mold. Additionally, regularly cleaning and inspecting your bathrooms is crucial to prevent mold growth in your home, as bathrooms are particularly prone to developing mold. Installing an exhaust fan in your bathroom and running it for at least 30-45 minutes after a shower or bath can help prevent moisture accumulation on your walls and ceilings. It is also advisable to open windows to let in fresh air.

It is essential to maintain proper ventilation in your bathroom to prevent the growth of mold. You must inspect your toilets and showers regularly to ensure no leaks from plumbing issues. If you come across any such problem, you should immediately call a professional team like Super Brothers Plumbing to fix the issue. Excess water and humidity increase the risk of mold formation. Mold can then affect your plumbing system’s efficiency and lead to costly repairs.

Therefore, it is crucial to keep your bathroom as dry as possible and clean up any excess water after a shower.