The New York Times has a great article on causes and prevention of mold growth in your bathroom.
“Mold needs two things to grow: water and food. Eliminate either and you eliminate the mold problem.”
Mold requires organic material to grow. Mold that grows on ceramic tile is actually feeding off dirt and soap.
Eliminating organic material from the bath is best done immediately after a bath or shower. Proper ventilation and exhaust of moisture, along with proper cleaning of of the bath area is important.
Mold prevention is always better than mold remeditation. The same rules that apply to the bathroom also apply to other areas of the home that are suseptable to mold contamination, such as the basement or attic.
If you suspect a problem or have visable mold contamination, call H&H Environmental to schedule a mold inspection.