In Manhattan, it is not uncommon to see mold growing in residential bathrooms. Although there is little consensus on the full spectrum of damage mold can cause for human health, most scientists and health professionals encourage women, men, and especially children to avoid mold when possible. The best way to avoid mold is to actively work at making sure it doesn't begin to grow. As mold begins to form it is impossible to see, and so it isn't until large clusters have formed that you become aware.
There are certain things that you can do to prevent mold, and there are certain jobs that are best left to local professional plumbers.
One of the easiest and cheapest things to do is to buy a squeegee for the bathroom. It doesn't matter if it is made of plastic or stainless steel. After showering, bathing, shaving, or washing your face, you should use the squeegee to get rid of excess water. This means using the squeegee on mirrors and glass that might have condensation buildup. You will also want to squeegee the bottom of your bathtub or shower. Try your best to push the water into the drain. Letting it sit can cause mold.
If you have fans in your bathroom, you should be using them. You should turn them on for a few moments before the shower, and you should keep them running for roughly thirty minutes after the water has stopped flowing. If you use the fan a lot it might get dirty and filled with dust. Regularly cleaning these fans will help make sure they work to full capacity.
Consider the length and temperature of your showers. If you like taking really long showers, then maybe you can make the temperature slightly cooler. The heat coming from the water builds steam that sticks to your walls and ceilings.
If you notice a leaky faucet, one that just won't stop dripping, then call a Manhattan plumber to help stop the leak. First, a leaky faucet raises a water bill, but also it puts water into a bathroom that is unneeded and not welcomed.
Call the same plumbers if you notice slow on nonmoving drains. As water sits, it creates a high possibility for mold to grow. Making sure your water is draining smoothly will help to ensure mold doesn't grow.
There are definitely things to be done to prevent mold. Keeping an eye on any excess water will help you know when and if to act.