Keeping your tile mold free

Across America, one of the biggest problems in the home is mold. Musty basements provide a great place for mold spores and bacteria to grow. The next place that is most susceptible to mold is your bathroom. Keeping your tile mold free is a daunting task, but with a few pointers, and adequate tile and grout cleaning, we can make it a little more manageable. Keep in mind, you should have your tile professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Chem-Dry of Merrimack Valley is such a company that can complete this task for you! With over 30 years in the industry, our experts will come to you and provide you with the cleanest services you have ever seen!

First off, if you are remodeling a bathroom and plan on tile, you need to have a window or an exhaust fan. Air circulation is key to retarding the growth of mold. If you don’t have an exhaust fan, always crack a window open during or right after a shower. We all enjoy a nice long, hot shower, especially in the winter. This is one of the biggest contributors to tile mold, as the house is completely closed up and after a long shower, and you have left plenty of moisture on the walls and tile surfaces of your bathroom. This is not a good combination! You’ll be doing tile and grout cleaning till doomsday if you make this a practice, as mold will grow quickly. Cleaning your bathroom regularly is the best way to prevent mold growth. A good household detergent and water combined with a stiff nylon brush, or a mixture of baking soda, water and dish soap should remove even the worst of mold. Distilled vinegar will clean it as well. After spraying whichever cleaner you choose onto the mold, let it sit for a few moments. Then, give it a decent scrub using circular motions. Wipe away excess with a dry towel and repeat if necessary.

Hopefully, these tips will help you the next time you are doing tile and grout cleaning in your bathroom area. For professional results, contact Chem-Dry Merrimack Valley, and we will schedule a professional to visit your home and provide you with effective results. We can be reached at 603-882-8802