5 Methods to Prevent Mold and Mildew

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There are a lot of ways you can prevent moisture from building up in your bathroom, but some of the suggestions out there are pretty ridiculous. One suggestion, for example, is to squeegee and mop your shower after every use. Another tip is to wash your towels immediately after using them. Who has time to do all that?

Bearing that in mind, your friends here at Doug’s have researched various methods of mold prevention and made a short list of easy, realistic steps you can take to keep your bathroom mold and mildew-free.


1.Leak Repair— If there’s a consistent funk of mildew in your bathroom and you don’t know why, call Doug’s for leak detection and repair services. We’ll find the source of the moisture and resolve the problem before it gets any worse.


2.Exhaust Fan– If your bathroom has an exhaust fan, you should always run it while bathing and for about 30 minutes after. This pulls the excess moisture out of the air, keeping it from building up and fostering mold growth. If you don’t have an exhaust fan, talk to us about installing one.


3.Regular Cleaning– It goes without saying that you should clean your bathroom regularly, but there are certain cleaning products you can use that can help you stop mold growth before it starts. Bleach cleaners are most effective at preventing mold growth; you can also clean with vinegar if you don’t want your bathroom to smell like a swimming pool.


4. Air Filtration– You’re probably wondering how air filters can prevent mildew and mold in your bathroom. If you already have a mildewy smell in the air, using a HEPA filter will ensure that any bacteria are pulled out of the air before they can spread; plus, it will get rid of the mildew smell.


5. Mold-Resistant Decor – A great way to prevent mold and mildew in your bathroom is with moisture-resistant and mold-resistant decor. Just about everything you can use to decorate your bathroom has waterproof our water-resistant options, even wall paint, so you can have a gorgeous bathroom that is armored against the growth of mold and mildew.


Don’t let the humid Louisiana climate get the better of your bathroom. Follow these easy steps from Doug’s to prevent mold and mildew from growing in your home.

And don’t forget to call Doug’s for all your home service needs! (985) 746-1116.

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