How to Get rid of Bathroom Mold?
Mold is a fungus. It needs three things to grow: food, water and the right temperature. As houseplants go, mold has simple needs. Unfortunately removing bathroom mold can be more complicated than you would think!
You should know that it’s never a good idea to use chlorine bleach to disinfect the bathroom, as it creates a toxic gas when mixed with water. Bacteria produce this gas, which can be lethal if inhaled in large quantities. Bleach is also not good for your skin or eyes, nor will it ever kill mold on its own.
How to Get Rid of Bathroom Mold?
Bathroom mold problem? Clean up right away! Don’t wait and see how serious the mold problem really is. The longer you let it go, the more extensive and expensive will the cleanup be. Furthermore, removing bathroom mold now will prevent it from coming back later. Here is how to clean up mold in the bathroom
Step 01: Identity Mold
Bathroom mold grows in dark, damp, and hidden places. Look for its signs:
- Black fuzzy spots on tiles, grout lines, and wallpapers
- Dry brown/yellow stains on the ceiling, around window frames, or venting system. Make sure to get up high! Inspect your ceilings carefully.
- White powdery deposits on the walls, on tiles, and around ventilation systems
Step 02: Turn off the Heat or Air Conditioning System
Turn it off if you can, to reduce the spread of mold spores. Once bathroom mold spores have been released into the air, they will keep floating around for a long time.
Step 03: Open all Windows and Doors
Do this as wide as possible, to ventilate the room completely and aid in removing mold with ease.
Step 04: Remove all Clothes and Personal Products
For your own safety, removing clothes and other personal items like towels or beddings is a must. Put them in plastic bags after removing them to prevent mold spores from spreading even further. If you can’t do this right away, hang them in the sun to dry.
Step 05: Apply a Mold Killer
This can be any one of many different types of mold-killing solutions, either natural or chemical-based. Check your local hardware store for the most effective solution in removing bathroom mold from tiles and porous surfaces.
Step 06: Scrub the Area with a Brush
Use a stiff brush and scrub the area you’re treating really well. This is important to remove mold from porous surfaces such as grout lines in tiles or non-sanded parts in wallpapers. Pay extra attention to corners and joints, where mold usually takes longer to grow and gets more hidden than anywhere else in the bathroom.
Step 07: Rinse the Area with Water
Make sure the area is completely dry before proceeding to this step. It’s really important that you do not allow even a single drop of water to stay on any surface once mold removal has taken place. If you’re required to use bleach for your mold-killing solution, now would be the time to do that.
Sometimes it’s really hard to understand and assess the state of your building and whether mold can be found there or not. If in doubt, consult a professional who will inspect the property thoroughly and come up with a complete mold removal plan if necessary.
You should also know that once you get an expert opinion, you should always ask for a formal report stating that the mold was removed and that your building is safe for occupancy.
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