Mold Inspections & Mold Remediation in Bathrooms
Overview of bathroom mold
Bathroom mold omits a very unpleasant smell and can potentially have harmful health effects. Yet, it is a naturally occurring part of nature and virtually impossible to get rid completely eliminate. The microscopic fungal spores that makeup mold (or mildew as it is sometimes referred to) are all around us and thrive in moist, humid environments such as household bathrooms.
If you are like most, you may find it difficult to keep up with the daily cleanings and chores to prevent mold from initially building. It’s these sorts of situations, combined with high humidity, that creates a friendly environment for mold to grow. You may be able to scrub it away using over-the-counter products but when it becomes an infestation, that is when the professionals should be called.
Harmful Effects of mold exposure
Many strains of mold can be toxic to the human immune system. Particularly at risk, are children, elderly and pregnant women. Those with compromised immune systems or server allergies, should also be cautious of prolonged exposure.
Some of the symptoms may include:
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Nasal stuffiness
- Eye/ throat irritation
- Skin irritation
Helpful Tips & Tricks to Prevent Mold Growth in the Bathroom
Your garden variety mold is not toxic and can be properly mitigated by simply opening a bathroom window or turning on the ventilation fan. Experts suggest wiping down all windows and countertops that may have moisture remaining as a preventative measure. In addition, experts suggest wiping down the countertops and “squeegeeing” the shower stalls as well.
Moreover, ensure there is no leaky plumbing in the bathroom. If that shower head continues to drip throughout the day, long after you have finished, you will have problem. Make sure to check under sinks as well. Remove all items and check the back walls and floorboards of the cabinet. Slow drips tend to seep beneath the wood panels and become a growing problem.
Next, keep indoor humidity levels below 50% and open windows to allow as much fresh air in as possible. Some household remedies even include mixing vinegar and tea tree oil as a solution to scrub the grout and caulking lining the tiles.
Mold Remediation Experts in Salt Lake City, Utah & Surrounding Areas
To sum up, household remedies don’t always work, especially when the mold colony has become significant.
At Green Home Air Quality we carefully use powerful chemical scrubs and biocides that kill mold on contact. In addition, the use of specialized brushes is never missed by our experts. Not only do they thoroughly clean surface areas like shower and ceiling tile, but get into more porous areas like the corner of the tile caulking where mold spores can become more deeply embedded.
Lastly, we can create an airtight seal preventing the spread of mold to other areas of the home using tarps and sheets. From here we employ high powered industrial air scrubbers that will remove any remaining trace of mold from the bathroom.
For more information, please contact Green Home Air:
Green Home Air:
3704 Laurelcrest St
Salt Lake City, UT 84109