Mold is a fungus that grows in moist, humid environments. Because of this, there are many spaces both indoors and outdoors that are habitable for mold to thrive. Because it poses serious health risks, it is recommended that you contact professionals for mold mitigation in West Palm Beach, FL. Mold is an organism that adapts well, being able to grow on several types of surfaces, from tree bark to bathroom tile. Mold growing outdoors plays an important role in breaking down and digesting organic material. It becomes a problem when it starts to grow on the foundation of and inside your home.
The main reason mold should be removed from your home is because it can pose several health risks to you and your family. The most common of these is difficulty breathing and allergies. It is recommended that individuals with respiratory problems, allergies, or have a weakened immune system contact a professional mold remediation team, such as the supervisors and technicians at Dean Mitchell Group. We are your number one choice in South Florida. Our team adheres to industry guidelines, protocols, and training to ensure successful results.
Since mold thrives in damp and warm environments, the first place to look for signs of it should be your bathroom. If you don’t know where to look, no worries. In this article, we will share the most common places for mold growth in bathrooms.
If you suspect mold growth, a good place to look is under the sink in your bathroom, because it is where plumbing leaks end. While there, don’t forget to check the toilet tank, and around the toilet bowl. You should also check the pipes of the sink and toilet for mold and remove moisture if present. If you do not spot signs of mold, the best preventative method is to keep the area as dry as you can. We understand that in a bathroom, moisture is difficult to curtail, but the good news is it’s not impossible.
Once you are done, wipe down the toilet bowl with a bleach-based cleaning product to help keep mold at bay. Just remember that bleach won’t kill mold beyond the surface level – so if you do spot it and attack it with bleach, you aren’t getting rid of the problem.
Toothbrush And Toothpaste Caddy
There is an often-forgotten item on your sink that makes a perfect environment for mold: your toothbrush/toothpaste caddy. Fortunately, it is easy to remove mold from here and you certainly don’t need a professional to do the job for you. Simply rinse the caddy with hot water and find a tool in which to scrape out the mold.
To prevent further growth, we recommend regular cleaning, which is as simple as rinsing and drying the caddy – don’t forget to clean the bottom, too.
Your shower will be a tough spot to keep free of mold, as it’s always damp. A few common locations on or around your shower include the shower curtain, faucet, showerhead, and shower tile grout. You should also check every product on the windowsill or shower rack, such as your shower caddy, shampoos, and conditioners. Keeping mold away can be as simple as regularly cleaning your bathroom.
Even if you don’t see mold on your shower surface, it’s possible for mold spores to live in the air. Although many homeowners purchase mold testing kits to check for infestation, we do not recommend this as an effective solution. These tests are usually unreliable and can’t detect hidden mold. If you believe mold spores are present in your home, contact Dean Mitchell Group for our mold mitigation services in West Palm Beach. We can provide critical services you can’t get from mold testing kits.
Bathroom Floor And Ceiling
Now that you’ve checked the sink, toilet, toothbrush caddy, and shower, it’s time to inspect your bathroom floor and ceiling. Water leaks are a common culprit, as they cause mold to spread quickly throughout your bathroom. Again, a preventative measure for mold growth is to ensure your floor is dry and clean and regularly inspect underneath your bathroom mats.
The ceiling is perhaps one of the most common locations to find mold within your bathroom. If you do not see mold, you can prevent it from occurring by:
- Limiting the extent of showers
- Keeping the water temperature lower to prevent steam
- Keeping the bathroom door open after you’ve showered
- Properly ventilating the bathroom with a quality exhaust fan
Don’t let mold ruin your life. For mold mitigation in West Palm Beach, contact Dean Mitchell Group today. Call (561) 464-6589.