How to prevent bathroom mould

How to prevent bathroom mould

Bathroom mould is caused by humidity. Without proper ventilation, humidity in your bathroom leads to mould which is not an appealing look. If the surfaces in your bathroom are constantly moist, mould will thrive.

Here is how to prevent bathroom mould:

  1. Squeegee walls after each shower
    This may seem like effort but by minimising water accumulation it will postpone potential mould and mildew growth. It will only take you a minute after each shower if you are quick!
  2. Swap shower curtains often
    If you have a shower curtain make sure that you wash and dry or replace it often as this could be withholding a lot of moisture that will stop your bathroom from drying out.
  3. Use an extraction fan
    If you have an extraction fan use it! Or you can open a window or two if you don’t have one. Once you have showered/bathed keep the fan or window open for an extra 30 minutes to help the space dry.
  4. Minimise ‘stuff’
    If you have lots of accessories or cabinets near to your shower/bath it is a feeding ground for moisture. If you have less things near your bathing area, you are less likely to attract mould.

If you have bathroom mould you can use a simple mixture of white vinegar and baking soda with water or one part bleach to 9 parts water. Put this mixture on to the affected area and then scrub with a brush to fully disinfect the area.

Mould can affect your body. Having mould can contribute to fungal infections, allergic reactions and other health issues. So if you see any mould be sure to tackle it straight away but in the mean time trying to prevent it is also worthwhile.

If you are struggling with how to organise your bathroom read our handy blog here to help you.

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