Where You Should Look to Find Hidden Mould In Your Bathroom
Posted by Kevin Taylor
Mould can be a persistent problem that can easily take root in bathrooms, thriving in damp and poorly ventilated spaces. Unfortunately, just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean that mould doesn’t exist, as it will often grow in hidden spaces – particularly if the shower has a minor leak. Unchecked mould not only poses serious health risks to residents but can also damage the structural integrity of your bathroom.
In this article, we'll explore the importance of looking for hidden mould, the key areas where it hides, and how mould-resistant shower pods can provide a leak-free solution.
Why is it important to identify mould in bathrooms?
Identifying and tackling mould promptly is essential to safeguard the health of residents and protect the structural integrity of the building. Small patches of mould may not be immediately visible but, by actively searching for them, you can address the issue before it escalates. Hidden mould can cause ill health if residents inhale mould spores, while persistent dampness can cause floorboards to rot and destabilise the structure of the bathroom.
In essence, the sooner you take action, the less likely you are to face potential health risks associated with prolonged mould exposure.
Where does mould hide in bathrooms?
So, where are the most common places where mould in bathrooms may form?
→ Behind sinks and toilets: These areas are susceptible to moisture build-up, especially if there are leaks or inadequate ventilation. Check for mould along the walls and floor, paying attention to areas that are hidden from view.
→ Around windows: Moisture may accumulate along window edges due to condensation, which provides an ideal environment in which mould can grow.
→ Behind furniture: Bathroom furniture, both wall-mounted and freestanding units, can trap moisture and heat due to poor airflow, creating conditions conducive to mould growth.
→ Under baths and showers: Moisture can seep through gaps or cracks in tile grout or acrylic seals which promotes mould growth, particularly under shower trays and behind bath panels.
→ In shower fixtures: Traditional showers are prone to mould growth in grout lines and other hard-to-reach areas. Consider upgrading to a mould-resistant shower pod to reduce the risk of mould.
How can mould testing aid early detection?
If you suspect mould but are unable to locate it, professional mould testing can be beneficial. A certified mould inspector will thoroughly examine your bathroom and other areas of the property to identify hidden mould growth and early signs of dampness. A proactive approach allows you to address moisture issues before mould becomes visible and poses a health risk to your tenants.
Mould-resistant shower pods: an effective way to stop mould in bathrooms
At Advanced Showers, our durable and ergonomic shower pods, which are manufactured using mould-resistant materials, offer an effective solution to the problem. These innovative enclosures are guaranteed to be leak-free and will prevent moisture from seeping into walls and floors as no tiles, grout, or acrylic seals will be needed to keep water where it should be. By investing in a mould-resistant shower pod, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of mould growth.
Find out more about our innovative leakproof shower pods
If you want to eradicate the problem of hidden mould in your bathroom, the best thing you can do is invest in a modern, durable, and leakproof shower pod from Advanced Showers. Check out our range today and call us on 01483 532020 if you have any questions, or send us a message.Image Source: Canva