Last Updated on April 18, 2014
Very few places in your home provide the perfect breeding ground for mold than the bathroom. These microscopic organisms love warm and wet places. Where else to find this environment than in a bathroom especially if it has no window as is usually the case. In their mild form, they are usually orange or pink but in the worst cases, they are black. If you or someone in your household is suffering from allergies, you do not need to be told of the harmful effects of mold. However, the question is, how do you start to remove these nasty organisms from your bathroom for good?
Call the experts
If you are attempting to remove the mold from the bathroom on your own, you should stop. You likely do not have the right equipment, safety gear and products. You also do not have the knowledge or the experience. Hence, it is in your best interest to leave this work to the professionals. They have everything it takes to eliminate mold from your bathroom for good. These services are low cost yet go a long way to save you heartache, health bills, and keep your bathroom looking fresh.
What you can do
1. Use washing machine for the shower curtain mold: Remove the shower curtain and wash in the washing machine. To achieve this, place several bath towels at the bottom of the washing machine. Carefully put the shower curtain on top of the towels. The curtain should be dry when you put it in the machine. Add several other bath towels on top of the curtain.
The purpose of all these towels is to help scrub the curtain cleaning during the wash cycle. In addition to you regular laundry detergent, add half a cup of baking soda. Use hot water for both washing and rinsing. The most important part of this process is to remove the curtain before the end of the spin cycle. Hang it to dry.
2. Run bathroom fans frequently: Make it a habit to run the bathroom fans occasionally during or after your shower for at least 15 minutes. You can easily install a timer on the fans so as not to forget. This will help get more air and breeze into the bathroom. If you do not have a fan in the bathroom, consider installing one of those portable ones.
3. Hang all the towels: Kids and teenagers have a habit of throwing their towels down aimlessly once they are done with the shower. These usually dump or wet towels contribute to the overall moist in the bathroom thus encouraging mold growth. Hang all the towels on a rack or elsewhere, to allow them to dry as you also keep the bathroom neat.
4. Shake the shower curtain: Encourage everyone to give the shower curtain a good shake after showering to allow it to dry between uses. Close the curtain but not completely but most of the way to discourage mould from growing. You should aim to clean your bathroom thoroughly at least once a week.