How To Prevent Mould On Bathroom Ceilings

Thursday 25th August 2022

Alice Redshaw

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The presence of mould in your home can be frustrating, due to the how difficult it can be to remove, as well as the health risks it creates. If you're worried about the effects of mould on your health, it is best to get the fungus dealt with promptly.

Those with allergies, autoimmune conditions and the young and elderly should be particularly careful around mould. Anaphylaxis UK's website is a useful resource if you want to know more about the symptoms of mould exposure, and how to treat it.

As mould remediation specialists, we have experience of dealing with mould in a number of settings. This includes in domestic, commercial and industrial environments, both inside and outside. We operate 24/7, 365 days a year to provide flexibility to our customers. 

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In this blog, we take a look at some steps you can take to prevent mould occurring on your bathroom ceiling. Continue reading to learn more.

Inspect the space for leaks 

One key way you can reduce the chance of mould growth is to inspect the space for leaks regularly. This will help you identify potential sources of mould development, and allow you to fix the problem before it becomes more serious.

If the leak is significant, you may need to get a plumber out to take a look. They will be able to treat any water damage with specialist equipment and knowledge.

A specialist cleaning company can help you here too if you require flood restoration services. At ICE Cleaning, we have a variety of decontamination, sanitisation and drying methods our technicians use to remedy flood damage.

Ensuring adequate ventilation

This is another measure you can take when looking to stop mould growing. Ensuring adequate ventilation in the bathroom can be achieved by opening the windows or making sure your extractor fan is working.

Shockingly in the UK, it is estimated that 6% of households experience mould according to Age Concern. If you have been affected by this fungus, take action today to get it sorted.

Even if you just open the window for 10-15 minutes following showering, this can make a difference. It might also be wise to avoid drying clothes in the bathroom, as this can cause excess moisture to build up in the air.

If you're bathroom doesn't have enough ventilation, then mould will have the perfect environment to thrive in. It can result in problems for the structure of your building too, as it decomposes organic matter and spreads quickly. 

Let in natural light

Letting natural light in may also prevent mould on your bathroom ceiling, as the dark environment in which mould thrives is reduced. 

With that in mind, try opening the bathroom windows whenever you can to let in as much natural light as possible. This also helps to air the room following activities that create a lot of moisture, such as showers.

If you notice any signs of mould growth in your property, we can help. Our technicians work hard to identify the source of the issue during our mould remediation services, which isn't always obvious. They will then remediate the mould with the latest industry techniques and solutions, achieving excellent results.

Purchase a dehumidifier

Investing in a dehumidifier can help to decrease the humidity levels in your bathroom by sucking moisture out of the air. These can be particularly handy in the wintertime, when opening your windows is more difficult due to the cold. 

Dehumidifiers come in a range of sizes, and which one you need will depend on your personal situation. Examples of different types of dehumidifier include a desiccant style or a refrigerant style. 

There are many sources out there to help you choose what is best for you. For instance, Which? have put together a 2022 guide on what dehumidifiers are appropriate for different environments.

In some cases, dehumidifiers can be expensive. However, the cost of investing in one is often much cheaper than having to repair a mould issue. 

Keep up to a good cleaning routine

Due to the amount of moisture produced in the bathroom, condensation is quick to gather on surfaces all around the area. Make a point to wipe down these exteriors every time you have a shower, as this will assist in reducing excess moisture in the room. 

Surfaces to clean include shower tiles, windowsills, and the wash basin. A consistent cleaning routine also helps to prevent other dirt and grime from building-up in your bathroom. 

Every so often, it is recommended to conduct a deep clean of the bathroom too, as it is crucial this space remains hygienic and safe for use. 

When you carry out your cleaning, be sure to clean individual items as well, such as shampoo bottles and soap dispensers. Any small steps you can take to prevent excess moisture can stop mould growing.

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If you have a mould remediation issue you need sorting, our team can help you. You can get in touch with us on 0208 066 0360 or to find out more.

Zoe Dunning

Zoe Dunning

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