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How to Kill and Prevent Bathroom Mold

By: Deborah R. Huso

Published: January 14, 2013 on

Got bathroom mold? Here’s how to get rid of it and prevent future infestations, too.

It’s one of the most common problems in any house; it’s also one of the easiest to prevent and cure — as long as you haven’t let it get out of hand. If this is the case, then mold remediation companies can help get rid of even the worst mold issues.

“Bathroom mold occurs primarily because mold loves damp, dark, isolated spaces,” says Larry Vetter of Vetter Environmental Services in Smithtown, N.Y. “Typically, a bathtub, shower, or entire bathroom remains damp enough for mold growth just from showering or bathing.”

Common Causes of Bathroom Mold

  1. Lingering moisture caused by lack of ventilation (try looking at Domestic air conditioning to solve this)

  2. Leaky toilets, sinks, and plumbing pipes.

  3. Damp cellulose materials such as rugs, paper products, wood, wallpaper, grout, drywall, and fabric.

So how do you know if you have a mold problem? Matt Cinelli, owner/operator of AERC Removals in North Attleboro, Mass., says, “If you can see it or smell it, you’ve got it.”