Cleaning your bathroom is no easy task, especially when mould builds up, seemingly out of no where! So, what is mould? And why does it love my bathroom so much? Mould is a part of our every day life. We breath it, we eat it and we live with it in our homes. It is the result of decomposing organic material. Eww, right? It thrives in the right conditions, and your bathroom is mould heaven.
Combining a moist, damp environment with the right temperature, you get the perfect breeding grounds for a cleaning nightmare. Bathroom mould is not too hard to get rid of, but when it gets in your silicone, that’s when you have a problem.
Silicone is a waterproofing material that we use to protect the building foundations of your property. When properly applied, it is a dream to clean, however, sometimes it isn’t applied properly, and you have small pockets of air in the silicone. Mould can grow in these small pockets, and despite what some DIY life-hacks tell you, your only solution is to rip off the existing silicone, and replace it with a better quality finish. Cleaning mould that is growing on top of your silicone is quite easy, so long as it is not growing within the unreachable air-pockets of the silicone.
Cleaning bathroom mould is quite easy, but the maintenance is the hard part. To clean the bathroom mould, you just need the right chemicals and a lot of elbow grease to scrub away the evidence. Always pay close attention when your cleaning the corners of your showers to ensure it’s all picked up. After all, mould is a growing organism and will continue to grow if left untreated. Once you’ve cleaned all the mould away; follow these simple steps to maintain a clean bathroom for longer!
- 1. Always ensure the bathroom is well ventilated; the steam is a hot breeding ground, but with cool air passing through the bathroom, you can keep it cleaner for longer. This is why we have bathroom fans. Who knew, right?
- 2. After you have cleaned your bathroom, wash it down with cold water after each shower. Bringing down the shower temperature will help keep it cleaner for longer.
- 3. Keep a window squeegee in the shower, and use it to get all the water particles off your shower glass and bathroom tiles.