Having a fresh and clean house is what makes it feel like home. Taking care of your home is an important chore. Some people enjoy cleaning the house, making them feel productive and motivated. But when you are simply doing your routine clean up and encounter a dark, slimy growth, it makes you wonder if that’s black mold in the bathroom. 

Mold can affect the health of you and your family. It can also affect your house’s infrastructure. This is why you shouldn’t skip out on cleaning it up. 

What is Black Mold?

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Black mold refers to multiple species of mold. They thrive in warm, frequently moist environments. These include bathtubs, toilets, kitchens, and basements. You can also find them on wood, dirt, or paper. 

If a humidifier is used indoors, it increases the chance of mold growth. 

Regardless of the color, all molds should be removed from homes and buildings. 

To remove the mold, it is better to call an expert to help you out especially if you are allergic or vulnerable to it. 

Is This Black Mold In the Bathroom Or Something Else?

WeServe Cleaning of the black mold on the tub

Black mold can be hard to be mistaken with something else. It appears as slick, dark green or black splotches. But sometimes fungus growth might occur. 

The best way to be certain about the type of growth in your bathroom is to call a professional to be inspected. 

Why Is There Black Mold In The Bathroom?

The bathroom is the perfect habitat for the mold to grow. It is a natural breeding ground for all kinds of fungus. Mold migrates through the air outside and indoors as microscopic spores. 

No matter how much you clean the bathroom, it’s almost impossible to prevent spores from making themselves at home. 

Can Black Mold in the Shower Make You Sick?

Well yes, it can. Mold affects people in different ways. It often causes no symptoms. Some symptoms may appear if you are sensitive to mold. So you are right to be concerned. Health risks may include increased severity of existing allergies. As well as increasing the frequency of asthma attacks.

If you spend a long time in a moldy shower, you might experience a scratchy throat, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. 

How To Get Rid Of Black Mold In The Bathroom?

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The first you need to do is to identify the source of moisture. That can be a leaking pipe or a dripping faucet. Call a plumber to help you with these repairs.

Always be safe when attempting to remove the black mold by yourself. Put together the items you need and be sure to wear protective gloves so you won’t harm your skin. 

Although different areas of the bathroom require different techniques, bleach and water solutions work on most surfaces. 

Here are a few DIY ideas to reduce the amount of mold in the bathroom.

The Toilet

Flush and drain as much water as possible from the bowl. Then spray the areas with black mold with bleach and let it sit for a few minutes. Flush again. Using a toilet brush, scrub with your bleach and water solution. Flush, and repeat until the black mold is removed.

Tip: Dispose all the tools used when you’re finished.

The Sink

Wet the mold in the sink with bleach. Scrub it with a stiff brush and rinse well. Repeat this step until there is no black mold. Pour one cup of white vinegar down the drain and follow it with hot water.

Shower Head

Remove the shower head completely and let it sink in your cleaning solution. Then use a stiff brush and scrub it until the mold is removed and leave it to dry before putting it back. 

Bathroom Wall

WeServe man cleaning the mold from the tiles of the bathroom

First, start with scrubbing the black mold off the tile. Use a bleach solution and then rinse it off with warm water. Spray the tiles with white vinegar and let it sit for 30 minutes before removing it. Finish it off with a good scrub.

Bathroom Ceiling 

Wash the ceiling with a mixture of warm water and a mild detergent. Then, spray the moldy ceiling with an anti-fungal solution, and sponge it into the corners. Let the solution dry for half an hour and rinse it off with fresh water.

Tip: Wear wrap-around goggles when you’re cleaning mold off a ceiling.

When Should I Call a Professional?

Call a specialist when you want to tackle a big surface. For example, when there is mold under the bathroom floor. They can handle any job too dangerous for you. They come prepared and know what they are doing causing no safety hazards. Don’t take unnecessary chances and let a professional assist you. 

On the WeServe app, you can find the ideal specialist to come and tackle black mold in your bathroom or virtually any room in your home. Keep your home clean and family safe with WeServe.

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