Reducing Mold in Your Bathroom
Living in the Northwest mold seems to be everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Indoors they can especially be found where humidity levels are high, such as basements and bathrooms.
In the last few months we have received calls and worked on projects where mold has become an issue, especially in bathrooms.
A few recommendations for reducing mold:
- Keep humidity levels low.
- Be sure your home has proper ventilation, including exhaust fans, which should be left on for approximately 15 minutes after a shower.
- Timer switch for exhaust fans are available and you can be assured, the fan will run for the effective length of time.
- Seal shower walls and floor.
- Clean bathrooms with mold abatement products.
- Do not carpet bathrooms.
The more extreme the difference between interior and exterior temperatures, moisture may develop on the interior of the window. Provide air circulation at window, leave an opening in window coverings to allow air to circulate, and clean regularly.
With so many cleaning products available, use a quality product with limited and natural ingredients which will be good for you and the environment.
For improved air quality and ventilation change filters in your furnace regularly and consider installing a hyper allergenic filter. It will do wonders for your breathing and help with any allergies.