Bathroom Mold

Bathroom mold is one of the most common places to find mold in a home. It’s also one of the easiest to prevent and cure if you haven’t let it go too far.

Where to Find Bathroom Mold

  • Under sinks
  • Around shower and bath fixtures
  • Bathtub edges
  • Near exhaust fans
  • Tile grout
  • Spaces underneath bathrooms
  • Bathroom ceilings

Common Causes of Bathroom Mold

  • Lingering moisture caused by lack of ventilation
  • Leaky toilets, sinks, tubs
  • Chronically wet wallpaper, grout, drywall, rugs

Preventing Bathroom Mold

  • Use bathroom ventilation fan when you shower or bathe and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Scour sinks and tubs weekly to remove soap film that mold thrives on.
  • Quickly repair plumbing leaks.
  • Purchase a mildew-resistant shower curtain or wash shower curtains frequently.
  • Wash bathroom rugs frequently and keep them away from places where they can get wet.
  • Don’t put wet, damp clothes in the hamper.

When to Call a Professional

  • If you have an area larger than 2 square feet contaminated with mold.
  • If you see that mold has crept into walls or insulation.
  • When in doubt, call Granite Inspection Group at 845-635-2552 to schedule your Mold Inspection.