Is there anything better than a hot shower? These incredible marvels of human ingenuity have become a staple in the American household, and for good reason. However, the sad fact of the matter is that people often don't know how to maintain their shower. At best, this can lead to nasty mildew buildup. At worst, improper cleaning and maintenance can enable the growth of mold that can cause serious damage to your house and your health.
So how can you ensure your shower is in the best shape possible?
As with any other mechanism in your house, your shower needs to be maintained properly in order to ensure its longevity. You should try to wipe down the entirety of your shower with a dry towel every time that you use it. While this may seem like a hassle, keeping to a routine such as this can help lower that gross residue that tends to build up after a long period of continued use.
However, wiping down your shower is only the beginning. Buildipedia also recommends that you utilize a cleaning liquid that isn't abrasive and doesn't have acetate in it, both of which can strip the surface of your shower. Combining this with warm water and using a cloth to clean the trouble spots of the shower can help keep your bathroom looking spick and span.
Anyone who's spent a summer in Palm Bay, Florida, knows how humid it can get. While this is going to lead to a lot of sweat and uncomfortable walks, it's also going to contribute to mold in your shower. The bathroom is already an extremely steamy place, but adding outside moisture into the mix is only going to make the problem worse.
This is why that it is absolutely essential to run your bathroom's fan during a shower as well as 30 minutes following your cleaning session. If you run into the unfortunate event of mold growth, Huso also recommends that you make sure to knock it out for good with bleach, vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. Just make sure to keep the door and window open while cleaning to avoid breathing in either the mold or the cleaner itself.
If you believe you could have a shower or mold issue contact your local plumber today!
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