4 Tips For Preventing Mold Growth In Pipes & Drains


When it comes to mold, it loves damp and enclosed spaces, and your pipes and drains are a perfect place for mold to thrive. Luckily, there are steps you can take to make sure mold doesn't grow in your pipes and drains.  

Clean Your Drains 

One of the first things that you can do is clean your drains. It is relatively easy and simple to clean your drains. All you have to do is pour some hot water down your drains to help prevent mold from clinging to the sides of your drains and pipes. To really effectively clean your drains, you should pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain to clean away the junk, followed by hot water. This will help clean up your drains. 

Keep the Air Flowing 

Next, you need to keep the air flowing in your bathroom. You need to introduce fresh air into your bathroom to get rid of mold spores. If you have a window in your bathroom, crack it open, even when it is cold outside, for a little bit each day, in order to allow some fresh air into the space. 

Additionally, you should have a ceiling fan in the bathroom. Whenever you take a shower, you should run the fan while you are taking a shower and until all the moisture is gone from the bathroom. This will help reduce the moisture and keep the air flowing in the bathroom. 

Open Up the Shower 

When you take a shower, it is natural to shut the shower curtains or the door when you get out of the shower. To help prevent the growth of mold in your pipes and drains, open up the shower curtain or leave the shower door open for a little while after you finish taking a shower. This will help the moisture leave the bathroom after a shower and ensure that your shower area doesn't turn into a hot house for mold spores. 

Use a Dehumidifier 

If you still struggle with moisture in your bathroom, you can use a dehumidifier. They are not expensive, and you can purchase a portable dehumidifier that you can use in your restroom that will help remove the moisture from the air. Removing the moisture from the air will help mold at bay in your restroom. 

If you don't want mold growing around the drains and pipes in your bathroom, keep your drains clean, keep the air flowing, open up the shower and let out the moisture, and use a dehumidifier. If you already have mold in your bathroom, call in a mold removal team to remove the mold, and then follow the steps above to keep the mold away.  


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