Prevent Bathroom Mould without chemicals.
Moisture and mould are friends. Moisture in enclosed spaces combined with feeding bacteria will lead to the creation of your own monster.
Thus, bathrooms are the most likely place in a home to incubate mould.
To prevent bathroom mould, there are a few things to consider:
Shower leakage from poor waterproofing can cause unseen water damage and an ongoing mould problem.
Leaking taps or toilets can make it hard to prevent bathroom mould.
Leaking pipes in bathroom walls are another unseen source of unwanted moisture. Again mould incubation is not far away.
Every time you take a shower or a bath, you feed the existing mould in the room and create millions of new mould spores. Generally if you can see the mould, you will have problems!
Start by going to our post on Moisture and Mould. To fix mould, you have to understand the problem.
Enough to pull out your hair? What can you do?
If you smell mould but cannot see any, inspect the bathroom walls and floor for sign of water damage. You may have to get a plumber in to test for moisture and stop any leaks.
Ensure your bathroom has vents/airflow in place when being used.
Dry your bath or shower with a squeegee after use.
Hang damp towels – do not leave scrunched up.
Open windows after you have finished using your bathroom.
Do not ever spray mould removing chemical directly onto mould. You will create millions of new mould spores. New mould issues will arise over time. Note that when you use a bleach based cleaner this is quite unhealthy and in many instances do not work. Bleaches can kill mould but in most cleaners the concentration of bleach is too low to be effective. You will in many instances lighten the black mould without removing it.
Take a damp slightly soapy micro fibre cloth and physically remove all visible mould in the bathroom. You may need a scourer or nail brush in some places. Then follow with a dry micro fibre cloth. Lots of elbow grease? Yes, but far more effective in removing the problem. There are some great additional homemade natural mould treatments to consider.
The best way to prevent bathroom mould is to stay vigilant. It is a bit like weeding. You have a better chance of success if you intervene early and continue to keep an eye on the issue.
Some people like to put an electrical dehumidifier in the bathroom. Even here, we have issues. The dehumidifier can get in the way, it eats up electricity and requires supervision. Water + electricity = hazard!
We recommend that you place a couple of our PINGI non electric dehumidifiers in the bathroom to help control the levels of moisture. Ventilation may not always be possible and our dehumidifiers can be placed anywhere in the room.
Prevent bathroom mould – get the PINGI XL 450g Dehumidifier.
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Some additional advice on Mould Removal from Chem Dry.
Our products contain Silica Gel pellets. They can and will not leak!
HouseLogic has some handy additional advice on how to prevent bathroom mould. Another very helpful source deals with getting the bathroom lighting right. Effective light in a bathroom will go some way in preventing mould incubation.
Regional Australian posts on dehumidifiers/moisture absorbers:
- Gold Coast.
- Central Coast.
Use dehumidifiers/moisture absorbers for drying:
- Gun safes.
- Window Condensation.
- Pantry Food.
- Small rooms.
- Hanging in closets.
Some good links on mould remediation: