No one wants mold in their Los Angeles bathroom Plumbing. It’s ugly, it’s off-putting and it can be hazardous to your family’s health. In order to sniff out mold, get rid of it and prevent it from growing in the first place, read this guide.
Looking For Mold
One of the worst things about mold is that its favorite places to grow are usually dark, moist and close, so the places where mold can be the most prevalent are among the least obvious spots in your bathroom. If you suspect you have a mold problem, look in some of these common places where mold likes to hide:
- Behind floor trim
- In wall cavities
- In the ceiling, especially over the tub or shower
- The back side of bathroom wallpaper
- Inside vanity cabinets
If you can see a visible outgrowth of mold around any of these areas, chances are it goes deeper into the recesses of one of these hiding places.
Is It Mold?
Just because you see something that looks like mold does not necessarily mean that it is mold, or if it is, that is is harmful. While some mold is toxic and poses health problems, there are many species of mold that are harmless and are simply an aesthetic concern.
To be sure whether the growth you are seeing is mold, have it looked at by an expert. The only absolutely sure way to identify mold is lab analysis, but a trained professional can tell with a high degree of certainty whether the specimen is mold just by visual inspection.
Getting Rid of It
This small plumbing repair of mold outgrowths, you can usually kill them off with a bleach solution. Spray the affected area with solution, let it sit for a few minutes and wipe it away. It may take a few applications to get all the spores, but the bleach is lethal to mold.
However, as pointed out above, even a small crop of mold can be evidence of a larger, hidden problem. It is best to have your bathroom and even other parts of your homes inspected for mold and have it removed by a licensed professional.
Mold is resilient, and able to find a place to hide just about anywhere. You can do some things to prevent a mold problem in your home, though. Keep your bathroom dry as much as possible. Clean up any water on the floor and make sure your ventilation fan is working properly. Clean vents regularly. Clean all surfaces regularly with commercial cleaner to discourage mold growth. A clean, dry bathroom is not hospitable to mold. If you need any help with restricting mold growth please call Ace Pelizon Plumbing.