How To Prevent Moulds In your Bathroom During Summer
As the weather gets hotter in the Waikato region, it’s crucial to know how to prevent moulds in your bathroom.
By Team Jamark Plumbing
Mould develops in damp and humid, warm environments, especially when you are taking hot showers in your bathroom. As the weather gets hotter in the Waikato region, it’s crucial to know how to prevent moulds in your bathroom. Mould can have a negative impact on your life by damaging your health, causing headaches, respiratory issues, and triggering mould allergies in people. It’s notably harmful to children and pets.
Here are 4 tips on how to manage mould in your home’s bathroom:
1. Create Good Air Circulation
When taking hot showers, condensation will form on your bathroom mirrors and windows. Which will slowly develop moulds as your bathroom isn’t ventilated properly. Open bathroom windows every time you shower to let the airflow in, as it will help reduce moisture in it. If you have bathroom air vents installed, use those as well to get rid of condensation.
Open Bathroom Windows
2. Inspect Your Bathroom’s Tile Grout
If your grout has been exposed to water regularly, it will weaker swiftly. If cracks are starting to show, chances are mould will start growing on it. To prevent mould, you will have to regrout your tiles and take care of them as required. Talk to a professional plumber to get the right solution for your tile grout.
Bathroom Tile Grout
3. Inspect Pipe Leakages
Check faucets or pipes if they are leaking in your bathroom. If they are not looked after, mould will start growing around them. If you notice water leaking around the water fixture area, this might be a sign of a real problem. If this is the case, call an emergency plumber immediately.
Fix any water leakages
4. Clean Moulds With White Vinegar
Note: make sure to wear protective gear such as eyewear and gloves for this step.
To clean moulds, spray white vinegar (undiluted) on the moulded area. Let it rest for one hour, scrub with a solution that is made from baking soda (teaspoon), and two cups of water. Rinse with warm water and spray white vinegar again. If moulds are still not removed after this process, it’s time to call the mould removal expert.
Clean with safety gear
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