There’s just something so horrible about spotting mold, isn’t there? You get that sinking feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach the second you lay eyes on it. It’s that same feeling you get when you watch that horror flick you know will keep you up for nights on end. The difference is that the mold in your bathroom isn’t a movie. It’s real, and it’s aiming to take over.
Once you’ve spotted it, it’s of vital importance that you move quickly. Your first course of action must be to remove it completely.
First, mix up a batch of mold-killing solution. Stir together 1 part bleach and 10 parts water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle. Don a mask, gloves, and I’d go so far as to put on some protective eyewear, too. Mold spores can spread easily if disturbed. Don’t risk it. Spray the area affected by mold and scrub it clean.
Now that the mold is gone, you need to understand why it took root in the first place. Bathrooms are naturally wet and steamy. That’s the perfect habitat for mold growth. Although steam showers contain the steam while in use, some may escape when the shower door is opened.
Get into the habit of wiping down every damp surface after you’ve used the bathroom. That little clean-up trick will help to keep mold at bay. The next step, though, is a little bit more involved. Consider calling in an expert to assess why your bathroom is prone to mold growth. Ventilation may be poor. Insulation may be non-existent. Whatever the reason, it’s a good idea to have it examined and repaired. Mold is not only ugly, it’s unhealthy. Keep your indoor air clean by making whatever modifications necessary to the structure of your bathroom.
Over to you: Have you ever had to deal with mold in your bathroom?