Bathrooms can easily become breeding grounds for mold due to high levels of humidity, lack of sunlight, and poor air circulation. It is feasible to prevent mold growth in your bathroom even without a window or a fan.

The following are some of the things that have proven incredibly effective at solving mold problems in such kinds of bathrooms.

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Open the shower door or curtain

Just because the bathroom does not have a window does not mean that you can’t improve its airflow. Opening the bathroom door or shower curtain is an easy way of improving aeration in the bathroom. And when you decide to do so, opening windows and running fans in other areas of your home is advisable.

This way, your bathroom can benefit from the enhanced airflow in your home. Any highly humid from the bathroom will be encouraged to flow out of the bathroom, into your home, and eventually outside.

For this to be effective, you may have to leave the door open for several hours after taking a shower. Also, taking care not to push the shower curtain all the way to one side may help. This is because you will avoid creating creases and folds that may trap moisture.

Hang towels in another room

Clothes and towels are made up of materials that are good at absorbing moisture. When you leave them in the bathroom, they soak up most of the moisture in the environment. And since they also provide a ready source of the cellulose that mold needs in order to thrive, they usually encourage mold growth. This then makes it easier for mold to spread to other surfaces in the bathroom.

Furthermore, the areas on which clothes and towels rest will be perpetually moist. This is so especially if these items are already damp. This by itself is enough to encourage mold to grow. Therefore, removing all types of clothing and towels from your bathroom will go a long way toward eliminating some of the conditions that encourage mold development.

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Take shorter and colder showers

When you take a hot shower, a significant amount of water evaporates. This increases the amount of moisture in the air. This moisture eventually condenses on bathroom surfaces like the roof, shower curtains, and walls. And the longer the shower that you take, the more the amount of moisture that ends up getting spilled or released into the atmosphere.

When you take shorter and colder showers you simply reduce the opportunities for creating overly damp surfaces. As a result, you make it easier to prevent mold growth. This is because you will be eliminating the one thing that it desperately needs: excess moisture.

Wipe down and dry out after showing

The easiest way to prevent mold growth in your bathroom is to wipe moisture from walls, shower curtains, and other fixtures after every shower. Doing so will reduce the amount of moisture on these surfaces, and this will lower the odds of ending up with mold growth.

Immediately after using the bathroom, you should make a habit of taking a squeegee and wiping off any excess moisture on the bathroom walls and floor. Thereafter, take a dry piece of cloth and use it to dry them out. Don’t forget to wipe and dry out shower corners and areas that are located behind the faucets. Also, don’t shy away from using commercial cleaners when wiping these surfaces.