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Preventing Mold From Forming In Your Bathroom

Mold can negatively affect the air quality of your home. Moisture in your bathroom may promote the growth and spread of mold, which can damage the health of individuals suffering from allergies or asthma. There are several ways to prevent mold from forming in your bathroom, making the room feel drier and smell more pleasant.

Fix Leaky Plumbing Pipes

You can reduce moisture in your bathroom by ensuring that your plumbing pipes are in working order. Water from leaky pipes can leave puddles that cause mold growth, so contact a plumber to fix your damaged pipes before mold has a chance to form. The plumbing technician can also halt any structural damage that water leaks may cause to your Delaware residence.

Use Your Bathroom Fan

An effective way to remove moisture from the air in your bathroom is to run the bathroom fan each time you take a shower or bath. Vent fans direct damp air out of the bathroom, which can stop mold from forming. Keeping the exhaust fan running for 30 minutes after you bathe is effective at clearing the bathroom’s air of moisture.

Remove Standing Water

Any standing water in the bathroom of your Delaware home can promote the growth of smelly mold. Wipe down your shower curtain, quickly clean water spills, especially spills on your bathroom carpeting, and use a towel or squeegee to remove water spots left on your shower or floor tiles. A washable shower curtain may reduce the formation of mold in your bathtub area.

Open Your Bathroom Window

The windows in the bathroom of your Delaware residence can prevent mold from forming on surfaces and in crevices. Open your bathroom windows when you bathe and keep them open for 30 minutes after you have finished to promote the circulation of clean air. Open your window curtains and blinds when you shower or take a bath so that sunlight can keep the room lighter and drier.

Turn on Your Air Conditioning

Humidity is a prime culprit of mold growth. Turn on your central air conditioning to keep the room’s humidity levels lower than 50 percent, or use a dehumidifier to remove the moisture.

To prevent mold from forming in the bathroom of your Delaware home, keep the room well-ventilated by using your exhaust fan or central air conditioning. An open window allows increased airflow and sunlight to enter the space, which makes it more difficult for mold to accumulate. Remember to contact a plumber to fix leaky plumbing pipes, and immediately wipe away all standing water that you may find on surfaces.

Water from plumbing leaks can affect the structure of your home and aggravate health conditions for allergy or asthma suffers, so contact a plumber at the first sign of water leaks. The knowledgeable plumbing specialists at First Class HVAC have been providing plumbing solutions for residents of Delaware and Maryland’s Delmarva area for over 40 years. Contact us today for plumbing repairs and enjoy our convenient 24/7 emergency plumbing service.

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