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Preventing Mold in Bathroom Showers in Kansas City

Mold growth starts so slowly that often the time you notice you have a mold problem in your bathroom, you need to hire professional help in order to remove it or replace the damage. Fortunately, there are many things a homeowner can do to prevent that from ever happening. Here are some tips on how to prevent mold in Bathroom Showers in Kansas City and elsewhere.

Use A Squeegee

Right after you take a shower, use a squeegee to get rid of excess water on the shower walls. Get a small squeegee with a loop handle so it can be easily hung on a shower head, or a shower head rack. When it is right there in the shower stall with you, it’s easier to remember to wipe the walls than if it’s stored elsewhere.

Get a Bath Fan

Unfortunately, you cannot get a squeegee into tiny cracks or across the shower ceiling. Mold flourishes in damp places so drying your shower as soon as possible helps combat mold. A bath fan is the easiest way to get the entire bathroom dry. A good bath fan should dry your bathroom in ten minutes or less. If your bath fan seems to be on all day and your shower is still wet, then you need to get a larger fan that can handle the size of your Bathroom Showers in Kansas City from floor to ceiling.

Wash the Shower Curtain

Place your shower curtain in the washing machine and use hot water and one cup of distilled white vinegar. If the curtain comes out of the wash still moldy, then it should be trashed. Mold can easily spread from your curtain to the rest of your shower.

Don’t Forget the Ceiling

It’s easy to forget about mold growth on your shower ceiling. Prevent growth with a routine shower ceiling is cleaning. Get an empty spray bottle, gloves and goggles. Fill the bottle with half hydrogen peroxide and half water. Put on the goggles and gloves. Spray the ceiling with the mixture.

In Summary

A few minutes after a shower and regular cleaning of the ceiling and curtain helps prevent dangerous mold growth. If you have questions about mold in your bathroom not answered here, please contact Kitchens and Baths by Briggs today.