The bathroom is considered a high water traffic area, with a toilet flushing several times a day and a sink and shower or tub turning on and off. All that moisture and humidity make it a place likely to grow mold in several places. It’s easier to prevent mold growth than to clean it, so try these tips for preventing excess moisture in the bathroom.
Mold Safety Tips
- Use a moisture meter find problem areas. Once you find a problem, you can fix it.
- Make sure sink faucets work properly and that the plumbing under the counters is properly sealed. Those pipes inside the vanity can loosen over time, or become “sweaty”, and because it’s dark in there, it’s paradise for mold.
- Check toilets too. Make sure all pieces are attached properly. Check to see that the flushing works properly and that the bowl is caulked and has no leaks.
- Check the tub/shower for leaks or moisture on the walls. Be sure it’s calked and sealed to floor.
- If you take hot showers or baths, turn on the exhaust fan before and after. This prevents a buildup of excess moisture.
- Hang your towel to dry. Sorry, but Mom was right; leaving it in the corner will allow mold to grow.
Professional Mold Remediation and Costs
If there’s mold in your home in the Palo Alto, CA area, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration and Recovery. We have been highly trained to manage mold removal projects of any size and our state of the art testing equipment makes sure we get it all. After it’s gone, we’ll restore or replace damaged surfaces and help navigate the insurance claims process. Our experts have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Interactive Occupational Training for Mold Remediation (IOT), and Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists (AMRS).
Costs to remove mold vary, depending on the extent of the infestation.