Bathroom and kitchen mold can often be very frustrating. But hopefully with these quick tips you can learn the causes of bathroom and kitchen mold and how you can prevent it and/or treat it.
- Small amounts of kitchen mold and bathroom mold can often be found under sinks because of unnoticed leaks. With leaks, there is a good chance there is mold behind the walls and you may want to consider hiring a mold removal professional.
- Using cheaper plastic plumbing materials often leads to an increase in kitchen mold and bathroom mold under sinks, especially in rental units where plumbing fixtures take on more wear and tear by tenants. Again, with leaks, there is a good chance there is mold behind the walls and you may want to consider hiring a mold remediation professional.
- If you smell a musty odor under your sink but don’t see any water or mold, you could have a slow plumbing leak behind the drywall.
- Kitchen mold can start with food you drop behind the oven or under the refrigerator and forget to pick up. Clean these areas periodically.
- Simple bathroom mold in and around your tub is the most common type of mold problem in the home. Most of the time, this mold problem is due to improper ventilation.
- Bathroom ventilation is a must for preventing bathroom mold. Run your ceiling vent, open a bathroom window, or keep your bathroom door open every time you shower or bath so it can air and dry out.
- People are often extremely frustrated with bathroom mold because no matter how many times they kill it, it keeps coming back. Why? The bathroom is poorly ventilated. Mold will always come back if your ventilation system is not changed.
- Simple surface mold in the bathroom can be easily treated with over-the-counter mold killer that you buy at any drug or hardware store. However, if you have a leak behind the wall, it is a different story and you may want to rely on the experience of a Mold Removal Professional since you will almost certainly need to open the walls to fix the leak and remove the mold behind the walls.
- If you have mold in the caulking around your tub, it will probably be difficult to bleach back to its original white color. If this is the case, it is best to strip it off and re-caulk.
- Tile around tubs and showers should have a layer of cement board underneath them as their base, not simple drywall.
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