There’s nothing worse than finding mould growing in your beautiful bathroom. Aside from being unsightly, mould can cause serious health problems. In this article, we’re going to give you tips on how to remove mould from your bathroom and prevent it from reappearing thereafter.
There are two common types of mould that grow in a bathroom: black mould and mildew.
Black mould is a fungus with a fuzzy, black appearance. It spawns from an excessive build-up of moisture and will typically be found in areas with high levels of humidity. Specific areas of a bathroom you’ll likely find mould include the bathtub, sink, shower and grout.
Mildew is also a fungus but typically has a white, grey or yellow complexion and a fluffy or powdery texture. Unlike black mould, which penetrates beneath the surface of the affected materials, mildew has flat growth and remains on the surface.
Mould contains spores that can damage the body when inhaled. Health issues include:
Mould may look intimidating but its relatively easy to remove.
Using a cleaning product:
The most common method for removing mould is with a cleaning product. A bleach-based solution will be the best choice for a bathroom. Ensure you choose a reputable brand and always read and follow the instructions on the label.
If you’re not a fan of using chemicals to remove mould, vinegar is a good natural alternative. Vinegar is reported to remove up to 82% of mould species.
Mould grows in damp, humid areas. Keeping your bathroom as moisture-free as possible is the best way to prevent mould from spawning. Here are some tips:
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