JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com–Damp bathrooms are often a breeding ground for mold that can cause itching, allergies, and headaches.
The bathroom is one of those spaces where you can find large amounts of mold.
For this reason, it is necessary to take precautions and overcome the growth of mold in the bathroom at home.
Mushrooms grow in a variety of colors. Toxicity also varies depending on the type of fungus itself.
Mold is often seen in tile grout, around drains, and on walls or wallpaper.
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How to clean
Reporting from Roohome, Sunday (15/8/2021) fungus that grows excessively in the bathroom, is very easy to clean.
You can use commercially available cleaning agents or you can use homemade alternatives.
The easiest of the two methods is to use a mixture of water and bleach. Another way is to clean with baking soda.
1. Water and bleach
- Take a spray bottle to make a mixture of 1 part bleach and two parts water. Spray on the desired surface and leave for some time.
- When the mold starts to fade, start cleaning it. For stubborn mold marks, use a stiff brush or toothbrush. Scrub the mold thoroughly.
- Rinse the surface with water.
- If you don’t have bleach, use white vinegar or baking soda instead.
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2. With baking soda
- Make pasta from water and soda.
- Apply the paste for ten minutes on the mold.
- Scrub with a brush to clean it thoroughly.
- If there are signs of mildew behind the tiles, you need to call a professional.
Prevents fungal growth
All fungi are very fond of damp areas and increased moisture content in the bathroom. Spaces that are constantly getting wet are often a favorite place for mold.
You can take several precautions so that mold does not grow and accumulate in the bathroom.
1. Humidity control
The key to mold prevention is to control humidity. By controlling the humidity of the water, you have eradicated the main cause of mold.
First, check the faucet for leaks and check for clogged drains. Blockages and leaks can create pools of water that mold will use to grow anywhere in the bathroom.
2. Ensure ventilation
Moisture dissipation will be slow if the bathroom is not properly ventilated. Ceramic walls and even bathtubs can get covered in mildew.
Remove water from showers and bathtubs using a squeegee. If the bathroom is well ventilated, air will flow through the bathroom efficiently, thereby reducing humidity.
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Be sure to store all wet accessories out in the open to dry properly.
Usually, unclean and damp toilet cloths such as towels, curtains, or bath mats can cause problems. Make sure they stay dry after use.
4. Broken tiles and walls
Sometimes water builds up between cracked tiles and chipped grout. Water kept seeping.
If things are not completed on time, the print will be doubled. What you can do is make repairs to the tiles and walls and make sure they are installed neatly and tightly, so that there are no gaps for water to enter.
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5. Best paint
The main savior against mold is paint. Check out the different paints available in the market. Some paints are specially designed to be water resistant, so they can prevent mold from forming.
Some colors also come with antibacterial properties that fight mold and other bacteria.