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A humid and warm environment is the perfect place for mold to grow, and a bathroom meets all these conditions. The bad thing about mold growth is that it can make your bathroom look dirty and could even be bad for your health. 

How To Prevent Mold Growth on Your Bathroom Tile and Grout

The good news is that you can easily prevent mold growth in your bathroom if you are consistent with your cleaning routine. There are several ways you can approach this, and these are the ones we recommend:

  1. Good Ventilation

Poor ventilation is one of the top mistakes to avoid when renovating your bathroom. This is because good ventilation is your first defence against black mould in the bathroom: it gets rid of the dampness that mould needs to grow. So, during and after your shower, open the windows or turn on the vent fan to let all that moisture out.

  1. The Right Plants

Plants not only add colour and life to your bathroom: some plants thrive in the warm and humid bathroom environment and will also act as natural dehumidifiers and air purifiers, keeping moisture and mould spores at bay. This makes them an especially good choice when you’re wondering how to prevent mould in a bathroom without a window. Plants to consider include ferns, English ivy, bromeliads, orchids and air plants. Source: HGTV

  1. Get a Good Exhaust Fan 

An exhaust fan is essential in a bathroom. The vents of an exhaust fan work by sucking the moisture out of the air and sending it outside. It’s the first line of defense against moisture and mold.

There are many types of exhaust fans for a bathroom so it helps to know what size you need. The CFM (cubic feet per minute) count on your fan will tell you if it’s good enough for the space. If it’s too small, buy a more powerful one.

To calculate the ideal strength for your fan, multiply the square footage of the room by 1.1 for an 8-foot ceiling or 1.5 for a 9-foot ceiling. 

  1. Run the Fan Properly

It’s not enough to run the vent during your shower or bath—you should leave it on for at least 30 minutes after you’re done.

This prevents leftover moisture from damaging the walls and ceiling and from growing mold. A good way to manage this is to put the fan on a timer—that way, you don’t have to go back to the bathroom later to turn it off. Source: The Spruce

  1. Put your shower products on a soap dish or rack

Water can become trapped under and behind your bottles of shampoo and body wash if you leave them sitting on a solid surface. Keep air circulating by putting your shower essentials on a soap dish or storage rack.

  1. Squeegee after every shower 

Squeegee your glass and tile after you shower to remove excess moisture. Source: Apartment Therapy

Now that you know these mold prevention methods, we hope that you put them into action to ensure that it won’t be a problem. If ever the problem becomes too big to handle, just give us a call!