Mold loves warmth and humidity, and this is why it is commonly found growing in damp areas of the home, such as the bathroom. Left alone, it will continue to grow and can cause several problems. Mold stains porous materials, rots fabrics and contributes to allergies. Here is more about the hazards of mold, how to remove it from your bathroom and prevent it from quickly returning.
Mold’s Health Effects
Chronic exposure to mold can cause mold allergies in those who previously only had mold sensitivity. The spores released by mold are the main culprit, which is why it is important to contain these spores when cleaning mold. Wetting the area before you scrub it will help keep spores from becoming airborne.
Before cleaning mold, be sure to take steps to protect your health during the process. Keep the area well ventilated by keeping the bathroom door or a window open and wear protective gear. This is especially important if you are sensitive to molds, for the cleaning process can stir up spores. Wear rubber or vinyl gloves to protect your hands from cleaning products and wear protective eyewear to protect your eyes from splashes.