Mildew thrives in warm, moist environments, which is exactly what your bathroom probably is after someone has taken a nice, hot shower. You might not be able to fully prevent mildew from being an issue in your home, but there are steps that you can take to help prevent it. These are a few bathroom mildew preventative maintenance tips that you can follow if you'd like to prevent mildew from growing and thriving in this area of your home.
Make Sure There is Proper Ventilation
One of the biggest and most effective steps that you can take to prevent mildew from growing in your bathroom is to install a fan, if there isn't one in your bathroom already. In the meantime, cracking the window when taking a bath or shower to allow some ventilation can help.
Wipe Down the Shower
After each shower, wipe down the inside of the shower and the shower door with a small handheld squeegee. This will help get rid of excess moisture, so it works well for preventing mildew growth, and it will make keeping your shower clean a whole lot easier as well.
Hang Up and Wash Towels and Floor Mats
If you keep a floor mat on the floor outside of your shower, make sure that you hang it up to dry, and wash it regularly. It's also important to hang up towels so that they can dry rather than leaving them on the floor when they're wet.
Periodically, you will need to re-caulk the various areas of your bathroom to prevent moisture from seeping into areas where it shouldn't. This will also give your bathroom a freshly remodeled look.
Take Care of Leaks
Leaky showers, bathtubs and sinks can all cause moisture to build up in the bathroom and can lead to various types of property damage as well, all while wasting water, which can cost you money. Make sure that you take care of any leaks as soon as possible.
Cleaning your bathroom -- including your bathtub and shower -- on a regular basis will keep it looking nice and clean and will help you get rid of mildew before it starts spreading.
As you can see, there are a few tips that you can follow if you'd like to prevent mildew from growing and spreading in your bathroom. If you are looking for professional assistance, contact us at All Chores No More today.