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5 Ways to Prevent Mildew in Your Bathroom

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Black mold growth on bathroom tile Mildew on bathroom.

5 Ways to Keep Mildew at Bay in Your Bathroom

Black mildew on grout can be difficult to clean once it begins to form. It is best to use a combination of preventative maintenance, such as resolving a humidity problem and targeted cleaning to prevent the growth of bathroom mildew. Here are five ways you can make the environment in your bathroom less conducive to mildew growth.

1. Lower the humidity with proper ventilation. Mildew thrives in warm and wet surroundings. Properly ventilating a bathroom and even running a dehumidifier in this room after bathing or showering can make mildew less likely to develop.

2. Regularly clean and scrub bathtubs, showers, sinks, and floors. The portions of a bathroom that are regularly exposed to water are likely to end up collecting excess moisture, which can encourage bathroom mildew growth. It is a good idea to add a grout brush to your collection of cleaning supplies.

3. Deep clean once or twice a month to keep mildew at bay. You can buy specialized cleaning products to inhibit the growth of mildew or use a solution of at least one part bleach to nine parts water. Allow this bleach solution to sit for ten minutes before rinsing and allowing surfaces to dry.

4. Make sure that grout lines are sealed. You may need to re-seal grout every year to maintain waterproofing and keep mildew at bay.

5. Deep clean, lower humidity, and periodically maintain your bathroom. If you already have a mildew problem, these are the best ways to get it under control.

When it comes to combating bathroom mildew, the most important preventative factor is keeping this room clean and dry. If you are dealing with a serious humidity problem due to a lack of adequate ventilation and are concerned that mold may be present, you should contact damage restoration experts in Las Vegas, NV, to schedule a consultation or testing.

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