Mold can affect all areas of the home. One of the major areas is within the bathroom. If your fan is not producing enough air exchange while showering moisture that’s left behind can cause serious issues like this one in this apartment building.There are plenty of things you can do to avoid having water damage in your bathroom. On houselogic.com they have five simple steps in helping to prevent mold in your bathroom.
The best defense is preventing mold from occurring in the first place. Yashira Feliciano, director of housekeeping for Conrad Conado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, offers the following tips for keeping mold out of your bathroom:
- Use your bathroom ventilation fan when you shower or bathe, and leave it on for 30 minutes following the end of your bath; if you don’t have an exhaust fan, install one.
- Keep household humidity levels below 50%; an air conditioner or dehumidifier can help.
- Use a mildew-resistant shower curtain, and wash or replace it frequently.
- Don’t keep bottles of shampoo or shower gel, toys, or loofahs in the shower, as they provide places for mold to grow and hide.
- Wash your bathroom rugs frequently.
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