Mold is one of the most overlooked hidden dangers in your home. It can start out as a small speck and can quickly turn into an ugly problem and a health hazard to you and your family. 

The good news is that if you do encounter mold in your home, you won’t need expensive chemicals or materials to help clean up the mold. Mold can accumulate in many places in your bathroom from the floor right up to the ceiling. It’s important that you remove this dangerous substance promptly in order to protect the health of you and your family. In a few simple steps, you’ll ahev your bathroom back to a better condition. 

What You’ll Need:

  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Face mask
  • An open window
  • Mild detergent
  • Warm water
  • Baking soda 
  • Bleach
  • White vinegar

First, you’ll need to identify all of the spots in the bathroom where the mold is. Look around the bathroom for signs of mold which is usually indicated by black spots or slime. 

Next, you’ll want to wash off the areas where the mold is with the detergent and some warm water. Following this scrub down, you’ll want to rub some baking soda on the affected area. Spray vinegar on the baking soda and leave it for about 5 minutes. This will help to remove the mold. Rinse completely.  

In order to be sure that the mold doesn’t come back, create a solution of bleach and water. Apply the solution to the affected areas and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. Dry well.  

Prevent Mold From Returning

After you clean the existing mold in your bathroom, you’ll want to do everything that you can to keep it from returning. To do this, you’ll need proper ventilation in the bathroom. You may want to consider installing an exhaust fan to help keep moisture levels in the room down. Get a squeegee to wipe down the walls and tile after each person in the home takes a shower. Keep the floors in the bathroom dry. The simplest thing that you can do in your bathroom to prevent mold is actually to open a window.

Another little-known way to prevent mold in the bathroom is to let light into the room. When the bathroom isn’t in use for showering and bathing, open the blinds and let some sunshine in during the day. Light is a natural enemy of mold. If your bathroom doesn’t have access to windows, you can get some special bulbs to allow more light into the room, helping to prevent mold.

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