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7 Ways to Prevent Bathroom Mold and Mildew


Mold and mildew thrive in moist places, like your bathroom.  Rain or melting snow followed by a humid summer sets the stage for these unsightly and unhealthy organisms to grow. Avoid mold and mildew in your bathroom with these simple tips:

  1. Find and fix plumbing leaks. Your bathroom accumulates quite enough moisture through regular usage without adding dripping faucets or pipe leakage in the cabinets and walls.
  2. Use water-saving fixtures, such as WaterSense® toilets and showerheads. You’ll save bucks and water!
  3. Install an efficient exhaust fan, if you don't have one, and run it when the bathroom becomes humid. You may also want to leave the door open after showering (or while you're showering, if that's an option).
  4. Use moisture- and microbe-resistant materials in your bathroom decor, including the rugs, wallpaper, paint, flooring, shower curtain, window coverings, art and accessories.
  5. Remove and launder wet linens promptly.
  6. Clean and disinfect your bathroom regularly. Mold and mildew spread, so it’s best to catch them before they get a foothold.
  7. Keep your HVAC filters clean and, if needed, use a HEPA filter to prevent the spread of mold spores.

Call ARS®/Rescue Rooter® today for more ways to control humidity and protect your indoor air quality: 1-800-277-9400.

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