Despite regular cleaning mould can always occur in areas of high humidity around home. Baths and showers create warm, moist air that condenses on cold surfaces providing ideal breeding ground for fungi that produce mould spores.
The following steps will help prevent mould from taking root in your bathroom.
1. Extract Moist Air
Opening bathroom window is not an efficient way of getting rid of condensation, as it can simply blow moist bathroom air into rest of house. Mould will not grow on a dry surface so ensure you have an extractor fan fitted in your bathroom that will expel moist air outside.
2. Rent a Dehumidifier
The majority of mould problems are caused by condensation, and most condensation is caused by poor ventilation. A dehumidifier will condense moisture out of air in your home and store it as water in a reservoir, which must be emptied regularly. Renting a dehumidifier for a few weeks from a local tool hire company will soon establish whether you have a condensation problem or not.
3. Remove Carpets
Stepping onto carpet when getting out of bath or shower can lead to it getting wet, which will keep humidity level high in bathroom. Look into alternative bathroom floor coverings that do not absorb water.
4. Remove Pot Plants
Pot plants need to be watered regularly, keeping soil moist. This is an ideal breeding ground for mould producing fungi so keep them out of bathroom.