Preventing Mold in the Bathroom

Mold loves to live in warm, moist environments so your bathroom is the perfect place for mold to grow. Excess water from the sink, shower and even toilet can cause the humidity to reach a level where mold becomes an issue. To help keep your bathroom mold-free, follow these tips!

Excess moisture is what causes mold in your bathroom, so it’s important to help it escape particularly after a shower. When you shower use the exhaust fan and keep it running for about 30 minutes after you’re done to help get the moist air out. 

After your shower or bath keep the door open to help dissipate moisture into the rest of the house. Opening a window if you have one can also help get moist air out of the bathroom. 

After your shower, make sure you keep your shower curtain open to allow moisture to drain off more easily. 

To prevent mold from taking hold, regularly clean your bathroom surfaces with a mold and mildew remover. Take a scrub brush and go over the tile and grout in your shower in particular, as that is the most common place to find mold growth. 

After your shower, use a squeegee on the walls and shower doors to help get rid of excess water. 

Hang towels, washcloths, and poofs up to dry; never let them sit in a puddle of water. 

All in all, the number one thing to remember is that mold needs moisture to grow, so the more moisture you can remove by creating more ventilation or wiping up excess water, the better your fight against mold and mildew will go!