Mold and Mildew odors in a bathroom
Mold and Mildew odors in a bathroom:
Cleaning a bathroom and elimination mold and mildew odors is a job that most of us are not volunteering for but if the bathroom is dirtier than you are? Get to work! Typical time required for cleaning a bathroom is approximately 15 minutes with a difficulty rating of “easy” bathrooms need to be cleaned more often than other rooms of the house because of the mold and mildew issues associated with steam and the humidity produced in a bathroom from heat and steam.
In order to clean a bathroom, you will need a few cleaning supplies. Ensure to gather everything you may need prior to beginning the cleaning process will save you time and aggravation.
1) All Purpose Cleaner
2) Non-abrasive cleansers for bath tubs and sinks
4) Paper towel
5) Windex or a comparable glass cleaning product
6) Trashcan liners
7) Dust Mop and vacuum cleaner
9) Mold and Mildew Antibacterial cleaning product and a new shower curtain. Remember that the antibacterial cleaning products should only be used in households that have city water and city sewer supply and not a septic tank system. Anti bacterial products will kill the good bacteria in your septic tank system and potentially causing you thousands in repairs. There are several effective all natural cleaning products available in most supermarkets. The product line “Seventh Generation” is a great place to start.
Cleaning a bathroom is a very basic household chore, something we do on a weekly basis. Importantly enough, without weekly cleaning, scum, mold and mildew will accumulate in crack and crevasses causing possible damage and costly repairs. Bathroom odors are a direct result of spores; mold and mildew build up in dark and damp areas of the bathroom. Bathrooms produce the ideal breeding ground and opportunity for mold, mildew and fungi to thrive causing bathroom odor, smells not to mention to possibility of Toxic Black Mold growth.
When cleaning a bathroom the bathroom mats, shower curtain, towels, razors and shampoo bottles should be removed and washed removing mold, mildew and toxic scum from the items. Begin by giving the bathroom a good rinse down wetting all surfaces. Removing the scum, mold and mildew is the most important part of the cleaning process. The mold, mildew and scum removal is an essential part of the cleaning process. The simple fact that mold and mildews can mutate growing out of control, producing the dreaded toxic mold such as toxic black mold is an example of how mold spreads in a very short period of time.
Using a toilet brush and toilet cleaner is essential in the sanitation of the toilet bowl. There are all natural toilet bowl products out there that will perform just fine for you with a little added elbow grease. Remember, stay away from the antibacterial products because they will harm your septic tank drain field system. Disinfectant wipes can be safely used in cleaning your bathroom, provided they are thrown in the waste paper basket and not down the sink or flushed down the toilets.
Homemade glass cleaners are always an option and typically cheaper that using the traditional national brand products found in the local food store. One recipe example is to take (1) cup of rubbing alcohol, (1) cup of tap water and (1) teaspoon of vinegar. This can be used to clean and shine other fixtures in your home.
Sweep and mop all areas disinfecting the floor where mold, mildew and athletes foot thrive. Children and adults that are exposed to gyms, locker rooms and pool areas can contract athletes and foot ringworm just to name a few.
Remember that bathroom spores, mold and mildew can develop into serious cases of toxic black mold creating not only a dangerous environment for your family and pets but could lead into costly remediation repairs and require that residents of the home to move until the mold is properly removed by expensive remediation companies.
By: Bradley Skierkowski