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Mold and mildew in the bathroom
Despite regular cleaning, mould and mildew can always appear in areas of high humidity inside the house. Bathtubs and showers create warm, moist air that condenses on cold surfaces, providing the ideal situation for the growth of mildew that produces mould spores.

The following steps will help prevent mould in your bathroom:
Tips to improve hygiene in the bathroom:
  1. Vent out the moist air
    Opening the bathroom window is not an effective way of getting rid of condensation since it merely scatters humid air throughout the house. Mould does not grow on dry surfaces, therefore the best thing to do is install an exhaust fan in your bathroom to expel the moist air outdoors.
  2. Rent a dehumidifier
    Most mould problems in the home are caused by condensation, which in turn is caused by poor ventilation. A dehumidifier condenses moisture in your home and stores it as water in a tank which should be emptied regularly. If you rent a dehumidifier (in any tool company) you will soon discover if your house has condensation problems or not.
  3. Remove floor mats
    Stepping onto a floor mat with wet feet will keep humidity in the bathroom. Look for any alternative surface for your bathroom floor that does not absorb water.
  4. Remove flower pots
    Flower pots need constant watering for the soil to be constantly moist. This is an ideal breeding ground for mould that will lead to mildew, so remove them from the bathroom.
  5. Control filtration
    Constant water seepage, although small, can cause serious damage if left unchecked. Make sure all pipes are dry (especially around electrical connections). Look carefully around the shower and bathtub to ensure that all seals are intact. If you see mould on the silicone seal, this is a usual sign that moisture has seeped through the seal.
  6. Install surfaces that repel mould and mildew.
Ceramic tiles are common in all bathrooms but they are cold to the touch and thus facilitate condensation. Although tiles are waterproof, the grout used in the joints may have moisture and breed mould.
Plaster walls and ceilings absorb much moisture, allowing mould to grow even when the surface looks dry.
COATINGS are a good modern alternative to these products. They consist of panels that are waterproof and warm to the touch, and therefore do not produce condensation. Coatings do not require mortar joints because each panel fits into the other using a tongue and groove system, so there is no place where moisture can accumulate. You will then have a mould-free bathroom.
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