Not just the sink... but, all around the edges, crevices and grout?
I wish mine was cleaner. I tend to not think about our bathroom while I am making my cleaning rounds. I hop in the shower in the mornings before my eyes are fully open and I rarely take a good look round the tub. Well, except when I give my kids a bath.
Usually I scrub down the tub, or at least where the tub and shower walls meet before I let my little ones play in our tub. Poor ventilation and a busy lifestyle often leaves our bathtub a damp, warm, mold-perfect environment.
Check out this Youtube video. Is this currently playing in your bathroom?
Well, if you are looking to "Cancel the Mold Show" in your own bathroom, here are my trial and error tips:
- Circulate the Air - Crack open a window and turn on the exhaust fan while showering to lower the humidity. Our bathroom doesn't have a window and moisture can build up fast so we always turn on the exhaust fan and often use a small box fan in the doorway to circulate the air and help the room dry out.
- Clean Regularly - I hate the smell of strong bathroom cleaners, so I try to clean a little everyday so it doesn't build-up. A once a week cleaning with a bleach based spray seems to be enough if I also scrub down the tub and walls with a little baking soda and a stiff brush between cleanings.
- Repaint - Yes, some paints are more mold resistant than others. If you find you have a problem in your bathroom, especially over your tub or shower area, think about repainting with a resistant type. The extra money will save you time in the long run.
- Clear the Damp Clutter - Don't leave places for mold to form or spores to spread. Make sure wet towels have a place to be hung up, don't leave wet items or rugs on the floor, and trying to expose your items to the sun occasionally. This could be as easy as opening up a window (if you have one), or line drying towels, rugs, etc.
Mold and mildew are a constant battle for me, but I am proud to say that so far, I am winning!
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