If black mold is present in your bathroom, it is crucial to address the issue before it spreads to other parts of your home. Continue reading to learn how to handle black mold in bathrooms.

Any black mold formation in bathrooms must be removed as soon as possible. If left alone, black mold can be dangerous to you and your loved ones. Remove it on your own with readily available chemicals or have a professional inspect and remove it as soon as you notice it.

Black Mold in Bathroom   What Should I Do About It

Any health professional would tell you that having black mold in your bathroom even for a short period is potentially dangerous. Research has shown that prolonged exposure to toxic varieties of black mold in living environments can trigger or exacerbate lung-related health conditions such as asthma. It may also affect household pets.

Here are some of the possible dangers of being exposed to toxic black mold for long periods in your bathroom:

  • Mold poisoning- mycotoxicosis
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Respiratory infections-
  • Chronic coughing and sneezing
  • Lung cancers, etc.

There is evidence that exposure to toxic black mold(Stachybotrys chartarum) can cause immediate reactions in humans. You will most likely experience symptoms such as sneezing, headaches, and skin rashes if you are exposed. Children, people with existing lung conditions, and older people are more likely to have worse reactions.

The best cause of action if you have been exposed to black mold is to seek advice from your doctor. At the same time, you should also see to it that the mold has been removed.

How to Remove Black Mold from Bathroom & Shower

Is Black Bathroom Mold Dangerous cleaning

Removing black mold and preventing further growth requires careful planning and proper cleaning. Generally, it is recommended that you have a professional do an inspection and remove it safely. They could also do other tests to see if the mold had spread to other areas of your home such as attics and basements.

That said, you can still remove small patches of black mold by following these steps:

Requirements

You need the following items while removing the mold:

  • Gloves-
  • Face mask or respirator.
  • Goggles
  • Disposable coveralls
  • Garbage bag
  • Mold removal reagents/chemicals

Step 1- Identifying and Isolating Affected Areas

The first thing you should do is to identify the affected surfaces in your bathroom and shower. Sometimes small patches in exposed surfaces such as shower curtains could be a sign of a bigger problem. Black mold tends to thrive in dark, damp, and hidden areas.

Inspect the following areas and note areas that have the mold to be cleaned as a priority:

  • Shower screen or shower curtain
  • Behind sinks and toilet seats
  • Shower surfaces
  • Bathroom doors
  • Window surfaces