Mould in the bathroom
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Mould in the bathroom
If there’s one room in your house where water plays a major role, it’s the bathroom. Good hygiene and personal care are very important for your own well-being. Water, on the other hand, can also be the source of mould in your bathroom. The reason why the ugly mould spots arise is very easy to explain: The damp that is created in this room by evaporation while taking a hot shower cannot escape. As a result, it accumulates in colder places such as wall tiles and creates sources of food for mould spores that float through your bathroom. The solution to this damp problem is actually very simple. By properly ventilating the bathroom every time after taking a shower or bath, the damp is removed to the outside, so that mould spores have no chance of developing in wet areas. A simple solution is to ventilate the bathroom by opening the bathroom window. But if you cannot, or if it’s practically impossible, you can also opt for an electronic or mechanical ventilation system.
Other causes of mould in the bathroom
Mould problems in your bathroom do not always have to do with damp problems due to insufficient ventilation after showering or bathing. The damp issues can also come from outside. If the exterior wall where your bathroom is has one or more cracks, it is quite possible that water seeps into those cracks on rainy days, which may remain ‘stuck’ in your wall. This can then lead to damp seeping through the cracks, possibly causing mould. Finally, if your bathroom is on the ground floor of an old house, you also run the risk of having to deal with rising damp because the bricks suck up groundwater creating an area for mould to breed.
The danger of mould in the bathroom
Don’t underestimate the situation if you begin to see mould spots form in your bathroom. It is very important to clean these spots as soon as possible. If you don’t clean it, it gives mould plenty of opportunity to expand even further, which only increases the problem. In addition, the mould in your home is simply bad for your health, especially the common black mould known to cause allergies or make them worse. Even if you don’t have allergies, mould can cause your respiratory tract to suffer and cause you to cough heavily. In bathrooms, mould does not only nestle in view of tiles, walls and joints, but also in hidden places where can get damp and where you probably do not look when cleaning your bathroom. For example, places behind loosely hanging mirrors or in hollow spaces under bathroom furniture.
Safely remove mould spots
In order to be able to safely get rid of the mould in your bathroom, it’s important that you clean the mould properly before you take any further measures. In view of the danger to your health, it is highly recommended to wear rubber gloves and a mouth cap during this type of cleaning. In the case of light mould spots, it is usually sufficient to make a mixture of baking soda and water in the ratio of 6 grams of baking soda per litre of water. With this you can then scrub the spots away. In the case of more stubborn mould spots, you will achieve more success with a more thorough approach. In that case, it is advisable to dilute 250 ml of bleach in a bucket with 10 litres of water. You can also choose to buy a special anti-mould agent at the supermarket or DIY store. These types of agents usually have a very penetrating smell (so ventilate well while cleaning), on the other hand, they are usually better at ensuring that mould does not return. Whichever way of cleaning you choose, make sure in all cases that the mould is removed with the help of something damp, so that it doesn’t swirl through the bathroom again and attach itself in other places.
Stop suffering from mould with the help of SmartDry
Of course, prevention is better than a cure. But if the harm has already been done and mould has actually formed in your bathroom, SmartDry DryBricks and AirBricks can ensure that this type of mould problem will be a thing of the past. DryBricks are constructed in such an ingenious way that the excess damp is ‘pulled’ out of your walls in a natural way. The result: dry walls on which mould cannot attach and grow. SmartDry is an official and exclusive supplier of DryBricks and will make sure that damp and mould problems in your home will be a thing of the past. Contact SmartDry today for more information.
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