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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in the Bathroom

How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in the Bathroom
June 16/2022

How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in the Bathroom

Have you noticed discolored growths on your bathroom sink, wall, or shower? Do you see an increase in respiratory issues when using the bathroom? If the answer is yes to any of these signs, you have a mildew or mold problem. Failure to address the issue early can result in severe respiratory complications, affecting the quality of your indoor space. The most effective way to keep your restroom free of fungi is by hiring a plumber for routine maintenance to detect signs of growth before it becomes a severe problem.

Most fungi-related problems can be prevented if detected early, and that's where we come in as your go-to service provider. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we provide comprehensive plumbing service that covers all the bases, from recognizing signs of mold growth to recommending effective mitigating strategies. Here are some ways to reduce foul odors and health hazards caused by mildew or mold growth.

Clean Regularly

The bathroom has a lot of moisture, creating the ideal conditions for the growth of fungi. An effective way of preventing mildew or mold growth is by wiping damp surfaces, mopping up water, and removing dirt. These factors make your bathroom the ideal place for mold, and regularly cleaning gets you closer to maintaining a fungi-free indoor environment.

Dry It Out

Moisture is vital for the growth of mildew and mold. Ensuring your bathroom is adequately ventilated and dry at all times, especially after a steamy shower, prevents fungi from taking hold. It is crucial to always spread-out towels after use so they can dry properly, and hire a professional plumber to detect and fix plumbing leaks before they wreak havoc in your home.

Fix Leaks

Leak detection is vital in plumbing maintenance, and a qualified plumber should conduct it. Leaks can occur anywhere in your home and usually go undetected for a long until there's an emergency. Mr. Rooter Plumbing leverages industry-standard leak detection equipment to find and fix leaks, alleviating the moisture used by mildew and mold to grow.

Keep Ventilations in Working Order

The bathroom is mainly filled with moisture, especially if there are no windows, or it's during winter, and you can't risk opening the windows. In such situations, ventilation is critical in maintaining a dry bathroom free of fungi. If you detect a function or performance problem with your ventilation fan, contact a reputable service provider for repairs.

Replace Cracked Shower Grout

Over time, shower grouts start crumbling or cracking, providing the ideal opportunity for water to seep in and allow fungi to grow, and thrive. During maintenance, our plumber can replace and re-seal the damaged grout, reducing the chances of mold growth. We also help identify and remove fungi, restoring your bathroom to pre-damage condition.

A bathroom free of mold helps maintain a healthier, cleaner, and safer home. Contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, and schedule a consultation with a well-trained plumber. We can help you with any plumbing issue or questions you may have about maintaining a mold-free home.