When people find out we are in the mold removal business, often the first response we get are questions about bathroom mold. Bathroom mold is often more of an annoyance than a real problem, and is the result of a humid environment with stagnant air. There are a couple of easy steps which can prevent small amounts of mold from growing in the bathroom. Use the vent fan when showering, and let the fan run for at least 10 minutes after showering. This will clear most of the humid air caused from showering with hot water. If you don’t have a vent fan, it would be wise to have one installed. Vent fans should always be vented to the exterior of the home. A vent fan blowing into the attic is transferring the humid air into a new environment where mold will grow.
Also, most showers are enclosed with a curtain, or a door. Closing up the shower right after using it will leave the humid air in place with little or no air circulation. Stagnant humid air will lead to mold growth. Leaving the curtain or door open until the shows dries will increase air circulation to that area, and help prevent mold from growing inside the shower