Mould in the Bathroom: What Next!
Whether you’re renovating your bathroom or just enjoying it everyday the way it is, if you discover mould it can be a nasty shock! Mould loves damp places and when left to fester will slowly but surely ruin the aesthetics of your bathroom, put yours and others’ health at risk and damage your home’s value and fixtures. Do you have mould in your bathroom and wondering what to do next? Read on to tackle the fungus head on!
What is Mould
To remain motivated to rid your bathroom of mould it’s a good idea to understand exactly what it is and the damage it can do. Essentially, mould is a microscopic fungus that is sometimes the type that will not put human health at any serious risk whilst at other times mould can be very dangerous to the human body, even fatal. The very nature of bathrooms being warm and damp gives rise to the growth of toxic mould.
Referred to as black mould, this is one mould you must treat very seriously. Known to be fatal to some, it is imperative that you determine what type of mould you’re facing in your bathroom so you can safely remove it. Invest in a kit specifically designed for determining types of mould. Alternatively, call in the mould experts to test the mould in your home and assist in its removal.
Small or Big Problem
If your bathroom has a relatively small mould problem then don’t be afraid to tackle it yourself. Larger jobs can be too challenging and are best handled by the professionals. If you’ve taken back the wallpaper or floor of you bathroom and discovered copious amounts of rotting then you will need expert advice on removal and repair. Your local handyman store might be able to offer you free advice and the equipment and treatments you need to fix up the problems. Remember, mould removal is not to be taken lightly. It can be dangerous to human health and you must remove it using the right safety equipment and disposal options.
Smaller problems where mould has begun to grow in the sealant around tiles and shower recesses can be cleaned with mould removal solutions. If the mould is too ingrained then remove the affected sealant and apply a fresh batch. Be sure to clean and dry the area well before adding the new sealant, but ensure you work swiftly so no water finds its way in behind the tiles and sealant, which will lead to mould.
At the end of the day, ridding your bathroom of mould should be tackled as a matter of urgency but also with a great deal of caution and care. The most important next step after the repairs are complete is to prevent mould returning. Avoid fostering a dark and damp environment by opening a window to bring in fresh air, keep the room well lit, install a powerful exhaust fan and clean regularly. Keeping mould out of your home is vital to the well being of you, your family and guests so don’t delay, take the first step by getting rid of mould today.
Author Bio :
Zach is a contributing author and writes for AQVA Bathrooms. He has been designing and advising bathroom renovation for over last 10 years. He specialises in installation of shower enclosures and bathroom taps.
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