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Mold in My Shower

4/26/2018 (Permalink)


 I was taking a shower one morning when I looked up and noticed black fuzz and dots growing on my ceiling and glass doors! I realized it was actually mold. Why does mold seem to like the bathroom the most and what can I do to prevent it from growing there?

You've got a problem there. First off, you should probably get that black stuff looked at and remediated by a professional like SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson. You don’t want to start scraping it off yourself. Mold can be linked to a whole host of allergy symptoms, and even if you’re not experiencing any of them, it’s a good idea to get the problem under control.

Let’s talk about what mold is and what makes it grow in the first place. Mold is a form of fungus that is found all around us in the natural environment.

However, when there is moisture indoors that isn’t dried immediately,such as when there is leakage or flooding, mold can grow behind/under surfaces. 

If you can have your bathroom window cracked open about 3 to 4 inches most of the time, that alone would help out tremendously. 

Mold can grow only when moisture can’t get out, and if your bathroom doesn’t have a vent, or if your vent isn’t working properly, that’s the first thing you need to fix.

If you do have a vent in your bathroom, make sure that you turn on the exhaust fan during and after your shower. The exhaust fan pulls the moisture out. So try and leave your bathroom windows or door open after you shower to help prevent any build up.

It’s also important to check underneath all the sinks in your house once or twice a year and make sure you don’t have any leaks. After all, even a hint of moisture in the wrong place can trigger mold growth.

If you ever have any questions or concerns about possible mold in your home or commercial facility, please don't hesitate to call us at (310) 637-7701

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