How To Tackle A Bathroom Overrun With Mould
Posted by Kevin Taylor
Walking into a bathroom to find it overrun with mould can feel like a nightmare. When managing a building, you want to ensure that it is always kept in great condition. If you discover one bathroom has become mouldy, it is important to take steps to treat it immediately. Here, we look at how you can tackle this unfortunate situation.
Ensuring that showers and bathrooms are being properly maintained is an essential way to prevent mould and damp from taking hold. As a building manager, this can be challenging. Informing tenants of how to properly ventilate a bathroom is vital - turning on extractor fans during and after showering, and leaving windows open to let steam escape. You should also make sure that grout and tiles are being cleaned regularly, and that pre-bleaching is taking place to keep bacteria from growing.
It is much more difficult to clean away established mould and mildew than it is to prevent it. If you do need to take this on, make sure the bathroom is well-ventilated as you begin. With light mould, you can use hot soapy water to sponge it away and assess the situation. With more ingrained and stubborn mould, it is necessary to use a bleach solution and scrub tiles and grout to remove buildup. Baking soda, vinegar and boiling water can also be used as a highly effective and non-toxic way to get rid of mould. Ensure that any grout or tile is not damaged or cracked, as this will need to be replaced to ensure no bacteria remains.
Introducing Shower Pods
Working hard to prevent mould is the best way to ensure that you never find one of your bathrooms overrun with it. However, if you want to ensure that you are taking the right steps to do this, you may want to consider changing your traditional showers to modern shower pods. Advanced Showers shower pods do not have tiling to consider, and are completely leakproof. This can help you to keep on top of maintenance more easily, and make sure that mould doesn’t become a major problem.
With the right measures in place, you can tackle mould overgrowth and prevent it from recurring. Get in touch with Advanced Showers to find out more about how we can help you to maintain a spotless bathroom space.
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