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Mold can present itself in just about any space in your home and on all types of surfaces. Catching it early and knowing what conditions to avoid will help you reduce the risk of developing mold issues in your home. While some mold is safe enough to clean on your own, keep in mind that there are professional services that can take care of larger mold issues for you. Here at Buffalo Builders in Colorado Springs, we want to help you prevent and properly deal with mold in one of the most common spaces in your home, the bathroom.

Know the conditions

Mold has a tendency to show up and grow in areas with lots of moisture and high humidity. Enclosed spaces with high levels of moisture, like the bathroom, are ideal for mold growth. Every time you shower, the steam that fills the bathroom creates the ideal conditions for mold growth. Using a vent fan or opening a window while you shower can promote air circulation and reduce the moisture trapped inside. Leave a window open and the vent fan running even after you’ve showered to continue reducing humidity. Flooding or areas where water pools should also be cleaned in order to avoid mold. Wash your shower curtain often and don’t leave it crinkled after showering. If your notice black mold showing up on your shower curtain, replace it before it gets worse.

Where to inspect

The most common areas for mold growth are in and around your shower or bathtub. Regularly inspect your shower tile grout, the ceiling, fixtures, the wall next to your shower, the shower curtain or door and the rim of your tub for mold. If you see minor mold growth, you can easily wipe it down with simple household cleaning tools. You can use natural products like lemon, baking soda, vinegar or ammonia to remove small amounts of mold safely. Use a spray bottle to spray the area, rinse the area with water after letting it sit for a bit and then dry with a clean washcloth. Larger buildup or recurring mold should be dealt with professionally.

Call a professional

Mold can cause serious issues if left untreated. It can cause structural damage to your home, especially if it’s the result of leaking pipes or flooding that hasn’t been taken care of. If the issue is not dealt with, the mold will continue to grow and spread. It can cause allergic reactions and serious health issues over time. If you’re unsure of how to deal with the mold you have found, don’t hesitate to contact a professional service. 

They can remove mold from your home, restore your space and give you tips to prevent future issues.

For any professional help you may need in your home, especially with mold removal structural drying and dehumidification in Colorado Springs, be sure to contact Buffalo Builders at (719) 578- 8100 and ask about all of our services.