Summer is here and the humidity that it brings can quickly turn your cleaning oasis to a horror show of mold. Luckily we composed a list of five things you can do to keep mold at bay.
1. Keep your Bathroom Clean
Maybe the most obvious way is to clean your bathroom grout and tile every week. Even if does not seem to be dirty or have any mold does not mean those mold spores are not there. You can use a simple mix of dish washing soap and a sponge to wash down your bathroom tile. You can also use Tilex Daily Shower Cleaner that you can just spray without wiping.
2. Reseal your Grout Once a Year or Two Years
Grout and natural stone tiles are very porous and resealing your grout at least once a year or every other year will help prevent build up and mold spores from penetrating the grout. The point of sealing your grout or natural stone is to help keep them dry by helping prevent water from penetrating them. If your tile and grout is dry then mildew and mold spores will not grow inside the grout and cause irreversible damage to it. In Atlanta, Roswell and the rest of Georgia, you really need to do this once a year to prevent that ugly black mold from showing up and taking over. HINT: Also make sure the caulk along your edges are in good condition without gaps or disintegration. Remove and re-caulk any that has been compromised.
3. Keep Towels Out
There is nothing more that mold loves than towels and clothing in a shower. Cotton is very porous and absorbent, making it the perfect location for mold to hide and grow. Keep Your Towels out for a clean fresh shower. Note: Keep your towels in your bathroom hanging up to dry outside of the shower.
4. Keep Ventilation Fan on For at Least One Hour and Keep Shower Curtains or Doors Open Till Dry
Most modern bathrooms are required to have a ventilation fan in each bathroom. This helps pull the humidity and moisture out and prevent mildew and mold from growing. With a flip of a switch you can make a huge difference in your war against mold. Just run it for at least 1 hour after shower and that should do the trick. If you own an older home without ventilation fans , simply keep your shower doors , curtain and bathroom doors open to ventilate after each shower or bath.
5: Hire a Cleaning Company
For those of you to busy or just cant control the mold and mildew issue your self the best solution is to hire a cleaning company. The right cleaning company will know exactly how to safely remove any mildew and mold in your shower and then to maintain your bathroom from it returning in droves. Sometimes with older homes or bathrooms who's tile or grout and not been maintained or sealed properly , mold can grown behind the tile. When this happens a cleaning company will be able to come and clean,remove and maintain the mold from spreading.
Mighty Clean Home are experts in getting and keeping your Bathrooms mold free. Give us a call at 678 439 9518 or fill out our fast free estimate form.
6: BONUS - Buy and use a shower squeegee
Use a shower squeegee if things really get bad and dry off tiles after each use. Mold and mildew only grow in wet conditions so the more you do to keep things dry the better your shower will be.