Mold is one of the most common challenges to home maintenance. Bathrooms are especially susceptible to mold because the bathroom is a damp and isolated space. If moisture from wet surfaces in the shower or bath is not dried effectively, this can lead to mold growth. Water in the bathroom evaporates into the air when it finally does dry out, which increases humidity and potential mold growth. Many bathrooms are also not well ventilated, which results in the humidity staying put and wet surfaces taking quite a while to finally dry out.
Do you think you might have mold in your bathroom? Aslan Plumbing is here to help you remove it and learn how to prevent it from making a return. Check out our tips below:
Remove Bathroom Mold From Drain and Tiles
It’s quite common for mold to grow on the tiles of your bathroom floor or shower floor. If you see it on these surfaces, you should be able to easily remove the mold using a scrubber or wiping the spot with a cloth. If you notice black mold in the drain of your shower, it is easy to remove, however, it must be handled with caution. This is how to safely remove mold from the drain:
- Mix one part bleach with two parts of water in a spray bottle
- Spray the mold area with the solution and let it sit for five to ten minutes
- Take a course brush and clean out the drain, you may require a smaller brush for harder to reach areas
- Rinse off the area with water or bleach and the mold should be removed
If the mold in the bathroom is a non-porous material such as tile, bathtubs or countertops, then bleach can be used to remove it. However, bleach does not reach the mold growing underneath the surface. Instead of bleach for mold on grout surfaces, you can use the following product to try and remove it:
Distilled white vinegar: Spray it on the affected area, leave for 30 minutes then scrub the vinegar on the area, re-spray and leave for another half hour. Then, rinse off with warm water.
Preventing Mold From Growing
The first step to preventing mold from growing is to try and keep the bathroom tiles dry. To prevent mold on the bathroom walls, squeegee them post shower to eliminate moisture. If you have a bath fan, run it during or after the shower for 30 minutes to remove moisture. If your bathroom has tiles, seal the grout line areas with a grout sealer to waterproof them and keep them dry. Be sure to do a monthly wipe down of the bathroom with an antifungal solution to reduce the chances of mold.
At Aslan Plumbing, our licensed and highly trained technicians are prepared for any and all plumbing related issues. If you’re looking for the most qualified plumbers in Winnipeg, we are your answer. Serving both residential and commercial clients, we ensure plumbing care that will keep your property safe.