Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tips for elimating Mold from your bathroom

Keep it dry
Mold grows very well in tons of moisture so it's really important to keep the bathroom well ventilated, repair leaky faucets, don't leave wet towels balled up throughout, and clean the towels and bathroom rug regularly. Replace plastic shower curtains with hemp or organic cotton so that air can penetrate the curtain and dry it.

Control humidity
Just like you keep the room dry you need to keep the air somewhat dry. Try and keep the humidity to between 30 and 50 percent. You may need to put a dehumidifier in the room to keep it controlled.

Reduce clutter
Toiletries, shampoo, and shower gel bottles, etc are constantly in contact with water and are the perfect breeding ground for mold. The more of them there are in the bathroom, the longer it takes for the shower or bathroom to dry. Get rid of items that you don't use that often or put them where they will not collect water.

Test your mold
If the mold is really bad or you're just not sure, get it tested. You can get a mold remediator test kit or you can hire a certified mold remediator to come in and test.

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