Keep your bathroom clean with these tips
There’s no getting around it; mould spores always surround us. Fortunately, they are rarely a problem in normal circumstances. However, when conditions are right, mould spores can quickly grow out of control to the point where they pose a severe health issue, especially in moist household environments like the bathroom. Use these tips from a professional Adelaide home handyman to prevent and eradicate mould in your bathroom.
1. Clean with sugar soap
Sugar soap is the cleaner most often used to prepare a surface for painting. As such, it’s an effective agent for removing mould stains from walls, but it will not penetrate deep enough to kill the mould at its roots. If the mould has had time to penetrate deep into the surface, sugar soap will only be a temporary solution. You may need to call in a professional handyman for more permanent eradication.
2. Use a mould resistant paint
Once you have effectively eradicated the mould, a fresh coat of mould resistant paint can keep the mould at bay for up to 7 years. Painting the bathroom ceiling with this type of paint is highly recommended, as is a good quality fan that vents moisture to the outside. Ceiling fans with an inbuilt timer allowing them to run for a few minutes after being switched off can also help eliminate the last airborne moisture when you have finished in the bathroom.
3. Identify the source of your mould
The appearance of mould can indicate problems lurking behind your walls. Even small leaks can make conditions ripe enough for mould to grow and spread. If you suspect a problem with your plumbing, an Adelaide home handyman can help you identify the source of your mould problem and recommend a solution.
4. Stop mould from growing in the first place
The key to stopping mould growth in the first place is to prevent the sorts of conditions that mould prefers. Unfortunately, the family bathroom is often the first place it will take root if moisture is allowed to prevail. Regular maintenance and painting will go a long way to preventing mould build-up. Call your Adelaide home handyman today to find out more.
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Adelaide Home Repairs can assist you with a range of internal and outdoor property maintenance services across Adelaide which includes mould cleaning, general home maintenance, painting services and more. We pride ourselves on offering value, quality and peace of mind. We welcome you to contact us today.
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