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When it comes to cleaning your home, you may find that the bathroom is the space that requires the most time – and elbow grease. Whether you’re tidying the surfaces or completing a deep clean, sometimes that stubborn grime is hard to shift.
In this guide, we’ve shared the techniques you can use to remove mould in a bathroom, as well as how you can prevent it from taking over your home:

Why does mould grow in bathrooms?

Mould or mildew is the most common type of bathroom dirt. It’s a type of fungus that grows when the environment is moist, dark and damp with limited airflow. Getting rid of mould can be a tedious task.
Bathroom mould tends to be black, smelly and can make your space look extremely unattractive. However, it’s an extremely common issue, especially considering that the bathroom provides the perfect humid environment for it to thrive.

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Is bathroom mould dangerous?

According to the NHS, being surrounded by mould can increase your chances of experiencing respiratory problems such as allergies or asthma, as well as negatively affect your immune system.
Younger babies and the elderly are most at-risk of experiencing side effects of being in a mould-infested room. For that reason, you should try to prevent it from breeding in your home.

Removing mould in bathrooms

Because bathroom mould can develop anywhere in the room, whether between tile grout or up the walls, there are a variety of ways that you can get rid of mould without constantly having to clean the area.

Install proper ventilation

As mould thrives in humid environments, you should consider installing proper ventilation in your bathroom to prevent it from growing. This can be done by using extractor fans that remove the water-soaked air and disperse it outside.
Once you’ve installed ventilation in your bathroom, you’ll also see a reduction in the amount of condensation within the area.
Mould growing in the grout of a tiled wall
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Insulate the bathroom properly

You should also think about insulating your bathroom to kill the chances of any mould growing. This can be done by installing insulation boards within the walls. Even though it tends to be a larger task, it’s worth taking the time to insulate the space and restrict mould!

Paint walls with a mould killer

Unfortunately, some bathrooms are still prone to mould – even if the space is well-ventilated and insulated. In this case, you may want to regularly spray painted walls and surfaces with a form of mould-killer.

How to prevent bathroom mould

You may be surprised to learn that the materials you use within your bathroom can actually prevent mould from growing on open surfaces. Plastic wall panels significantly reduce the amount of condensation in the room and don’t allow mould to grip and grow on their PVC surface.
Waterproof bathroom flooring is also a good way to prevent mould as it is 100% non-porous, meaning that it doesn’t allow water to pass through, which prevents excess water from sinking into the floor.
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