The running water in the tub, toilet, and shower creates wet surfaces, and when these surfaces sit for periods of time, mold is a plausible outcome.
When the water in the bathroom dries out, it evaporates into the air and increases the humidity. The steam from the shower or bath can also impact humidity levels. Since many bathrooms lack ventilation, the humidity tends to hang around and wet surfaces can take a long time to dry out.
Here are a few locations where you might find mold in your bathroom:
The sink or basin: Mold can frequently be found in this area for the same reason that it grows in bathtubs and showers: the soap scum and grime tend to create a food source for mold. The running water from the sink provides the moisture it needs to thrive. Clean this area regularly to prevent the growth of mold..
The bathroom drains: When your sink becomes clogged or moves slowly, it is possible for the backed up moisture to begin to grow mold. To ensure that your drains are free of mold, keep them as clean as possible.
The bathtub or Shower: Since sitting water is the main culprit for mold growth, this area is the perfect breeding ground for it. The best way to combat this mold growth is to keep your shower and tub as dry as possible and make sure that the area is well-ventilated.
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