Keep Your Bathroom Mildew Free and Your Family Healthy
Mildew in the home is unsightly, unpleasant and, if not addressed, can also pose certain health risks.
The term mildew often refers to the more than 100,000 different species of mold or fungus that exist. Mildew can be found living on a host of different surfaces and particularly thrives on surfaces like shower walls, tubs, bathroom sinks, bathroom windowsills and other areas where moisture and temperature levels are high. Mildew can typically be identified by its thin, layered appearance than can quickly coat entire surfaces.”
Mildew is not only unsightly and can produce an unpleasant musty odor, but can also pose health risks if not eliminated. Although not necessarily always toxic or poisonous, molds and mildews are virtually inevitable in warm, moist environments like bathrooms. If members of your family suffer from respiratory infections, asthma, or bronchitis, paying close attention to mildew control is particularly important as exposure to mildew may, in extreme cases, be the principal cause or at least contribute to making symptoms more severe.
Several factors can be attributed to bathrooms susceptibly to mildew growth. They are typically relativity small in size, and regularly generate humidity and temperature ranges of 70 – 90 degrees which provide an environment where mildew flourishes. Bathrooms can create a breeding ground for potentially bothersome and definitely unsightly mildew growth. Once mildew growth occurs, it can spread quickly on bathroom walls ceilings, shower tiles, and grout.
Don’t despair! With regular maintenance and use of products specially formulated for mildew control, maintaining a mildew free home can be simple.
We recommend these easy steps:
- Use a mildew resistant sealant on tubs, showers, and sinks A Sealant that is guaranteed to prevent mildew growth on the sealant for many years
- Keep things dry. Wipe shower walls after taking a shower, or dry any excessive moisture from bathroom walls and windows.
- Increase air circulation by opening doors and windows, running a fan, or installing an exhaust fan if necessary.
- Place a box or two of baking soda in damp areas such as under sinks.
- Clean susceptible areas regularly. Surfaces surrounding sinks, shower tiles, tubs, virtually any bathroom surface are highly susceptible to mildew growth and should be scrubbed regularly.
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- If excessive mildew growth is already present on tub and tile surfaces, thoroughly clean with mold control and your problem will be solved.