Mold grows anywhere that there is a food source and moisture. Add in the warm temperature and humidity of a bathroom, and you have the perfect environment for mildew and mold growth.
In bad cases, a bathroom may have an earthy smell. This is usually from rotting wood. Not all mold can be detected by smell. You should never sniff mold. Breathing bathroom mold can cause serious health problems.
Poor tiling and calking jobs can leak. Water that gets behind tiles can cause rot. If you see cracks in your caulking, that is an indication that water has been making its way behind the shower walls. If you find small ants in your bathroom or tub, this is a sign you may have hidden mold under your tiles or floorboards.
Once growth begins, it can be difficult to remove mold around a bathtub or shower. These tips can help you keep mold from growing in the first place:
– Control humidity to prevent bathroom mold. Ventilation is important. A bathroom fan will draw excess steam from your bathroom. Be sure that your fan is installed properly.
H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting provides professional mold testing and removal services for Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Call us at 888-250-6653 if you suspect a mold or mildew problem anywhere in your home!