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How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Bathroom

Say Goodbye to Mold

The bane of every bathroom’s existence: mold. This fungus loves creating its home in damp, wet spaces, making your bathroom a perfect target. If you’re struggling to keep mold from growing in your bathroom, worry no more! Here are some of our favorite ways to guard your throne room against mold.

Keep Things Dry

As previously mentioned, mold loves damp spaces, and your bathroom has no shortage of these! While you can’t always keep your shower, tub, or sink completely dry, you can decrease your chances of mold growth by getting rid of standing water often found on shower and bath shelves.

Use Your Fan

Your bathroom exhaust fan was installed for a reason! It will help reduce humidity before, during, and after your shower, so be sure to turn it on each time you bathe.

Keep Up With Laundry

Did you know that mold can grow in fabrics? Avoid moldy towels, bathmats, shower curtains, and liners by washing these items as often as possible or hanging them properly to dry after use.

Keep Up With Maintenance

That small crack in your grout could quickly grow into a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Keeping up with bathroom repairs is essential to maintaining a clean space. Be sure to check under your sink for leaks, look for damaged grout, and fix leaky faucets.

Product Storage

If your products are left sitting on assorted shower shelves, they’re likely trapping water and could cause mold growth. Try storing your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash on a storage rack that allows water to escape from the bottom. While you’re at it, be sure to hang up any loofahs or sponges, allowing them to fully dry between uses.

Plumbing Services on Long Island

If you have a leak on your hands, let our team get things under control before mold growth begins! Give AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at (516) 217-2196 today to book your appointment, or contact us online.