Most people ask us if ‘wear and tear’ is covered under their home insurance. The answer is no; wear and tear is a natural occurrence. What you can do is prevent deterioration and consider some good maintenance practices to keep your house in good condition.
Mould in the bathroom is one of the most common problems faced, especially with the prevalence of water heater use. Today, we will let you in on of some the neat tricks to preventing and getting rid of mould.
At the end of the day, prevention is better than cure, so this is what you can do:
- Ventilate your bathroom during and/or after a shower. You can do this by simply opening your bathroom door and windows, especially if you use water heater.
- Open your shower curtain after use. This will prevent moisture from getting trapped in between the creases. You can also allow your curtain to hang outside of the tub after it has dried.
- Wipe down moist areas, especially your glass door, after a shower.
- Dry out your bathroom rugs daily and replace with a clean one, if completely wet.
- Clean your bathroom thoroughly at least once a week.
Tips for removing mould:
Bleach, baking soda and white vinegar are the most effective products out there for removing mould. You can create your own solution by combining one or more of these products for more effective results but be sure to research how to properly mix them. Wear a glove and face mask to protect yourself against toxic fumes.
- Spray the cleaning solution on the mould and all along your tiled bathtub.
- Let it sit for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. You can use a paper towel to patch around your bathtub, preventing the solution from dripping down the drain.
- Use a brush with a hard bristle to scrub off the tiles and tub. You can also use an old tooth brush on surfaces difficult to reach, especially if you have a glass door around your shower.
- Wash off your bathroom with warm/hot water.
- Soak your curtain in a mixture of warm water and cleaning solution and scrub off the grimes after 30 minutes.
Aside from being unsightly, mould can have damaging effects on your respiratory health. Instead of undertaking costly renovations, you can take some preventive measures to maintain your house in good condition.