How to Remove Bathroom Mold in Providence & Cranston

If you’ve never experienced mold growth in your bathroom, consider yourself quite lucky. Truth is, bathroom mold is a very common occurrence and can be more than just unsightly if left untreated. Mold can exasperate allergy and asthma symptoms, and increase the severity of other respiratory conditions.

So what can you do to prevent mold growth? Well, since mold thrives in dark, damp, and warm environments, keeping your bathroom well ventilated is the first defense. Be sure to run your ventilation fan any time you take a bath or shower, and keep it running for at least 10 minutes after you’re done.  Longer is better.  Also, routinely remove dust and debris from you fan for smoother operation and cleaner air.

Unfortunately, however, mold can still creep into your bath and shower area no matter how hard you try to ward it off. In this case, it’s best to remove it immediately. While bleach is often touted as the “go-to” solution, it doesn’t work on porous surfaces. Plus it’s highly toxic and releases dangerous fumes into the air. The following three alternatives are not only safer for your family and the environment, they are some of the most effective ways to kill and remove mold.

  • Borax – mix 1 cup of Borax to 1 gallon of water and scrub the mold off the surface with a scrub brush. Wipe up any excess moisture, dust, or mold particles and allow the surface to dry completely. No need to rinse as the Borax will prevent new mold growth.
  • Vinegar – Pour distilled white vinegar into a spray bottle. Spray it directly on the moldy surface and allow it to sit for an hour. Wipe the area clean and allow it to dry completely.
  • Baking Soda – Add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda to a spray bottle of water and shake to dissolve. Spray the area with the solution, then scrub with a brush to loosen and remove the mold. Rinse the area with water, and spray with the baking soda solution once again, and leave to dry.

If, despite your best efforts, you still have a mold problem on your hands, contact Almeida Plumbing, Heating & Air today for professional help in making your home mold free.

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