Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Mildew?

Have you ever wondered what causes your bathroom to smell like mildew? That terrible, dirty sock smell that tends to plague humid locations can lead to mold problems if not addressed properly. Mildew and mold are some of the most common issues that we deal with in our bathrooms, and it can seem like a never-ending battle. Just as you get your bathroom clean and smelling fresh, the persistent problem of mildew returns as fast as it was wiped away.

What causes mold and mildew to grow in bathrooms?

We turn on the water in our bathrooms frequently. Between bathing, showering, washing hands, and even giving our pets a bath, it seems that a faucet is running constantly somewhere. Running hot water causes steam to fill your bathroom, and wherever humid air lives, mold can begin growing. Moist air tends to settle on surfaces, and if not dried out quickly, mold can begin to grow.

What should I do about mold and mildew growth?

The first thing to do is to identify just how bad the mildew and mold problem is. Cleaning up a small amount of mildew can be done relatively quickly and easily. Using a bathroom cleaner, or vinegar mixture can be an effective cleaning solution. If mold has started growing on walls and painted surfaces, do not attempt to paint over the problem. Painting over mold will only temporarily hide the problem. Contact us, and we can evaluate the extent of the mold issue and provide a custom remediation plan for your home.

How can I help prevent mold and mildew from growing?

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your bathroom free from annoying (and harmful) mold.

  1. Run the bathroom vent fan when showering and bathing. This will reduce the moisture buildup that can lead to mold growth. Just make sure the fan doesn’t vent to your attic.
  2. Air out your bathroom. Leaving your bathroom door open throughout the day will allow it to air out and can aid in keeping the room dry.
  3. Consider purchasing a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier is a great investment toward keeping your home mold-free.

What else can I do?

Don’t wait to find out if you have a mold problem. The earlier you catch a mold the better. Remediating mold in its early stages is easier and less costly than more advanced mold issues. An air quality test and mold inspection from BioClean Remediation, LLC is the best place to start in identifying and treating a mold problem. We will conduct a thorough visual inspection and air quality test using the latest technology in mold detection and provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the types and levels of mold present. If mold is not present, we will provide recommendations on how to keep your home and business mold-free and healthy for everyone. Give us a call at 251-504-0747 or contact us for a mold inspection and air quality analysis.

When hiring a mold removal company, it is critical to select a trusted professional. BioClean Remediation, LLC is recognized by HomeAdvisor as a best-in-class provider of mold removal and remediation. Contact us any time, day or night at 251-504-0747.