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I found mold in the bathroom – what should I do?
Posted by | April 08, 2017 | Blog, home mold | No Comments
Grout mold

Mold found on tiles or grout in the bathroom often indicate a more serious mold contamination issue behind the visible area. If the mold is on the caulking, then read this article. If you’re not sure of the difference between grout and caulk, grout is used to fill in the spaces between tiles, whereas caulk is used on the edge of the tiles perpendicular to the tub/floor

Porous grout, missing grout and damaged tiles are all contributors to moisture penetration to the drywall behind. Often large amounts of mold are found behind the drywall and can pose a serious health hazard by attempting to do with yourself without proper equipment and precautions.

Mold found on the ceilings or walls of the bathroom indicate excessive moisture most often due to the lack of ventilation and the rise of interior humidity.

It is always best to contact a mold remediation professional to inspect and test moisture readings and thermal imaging for a proper assessment. Call us for a free inspection at 416-791-8020.

As this is a more serious issue as compared to finding mold on the window or along the caulking, here are things to be mindful of when mold is on the grout:

  • Attempt to remove the mold without using proper precautions. This will not only make it a possible health hazard, but you can easily spread the spores to other areas.
  • Continue to clean the mold making the underline problem worse and more expensive

As always, NOT doing anything will usually lead to increased mold growth and make the issue worse.

If in doubt, call us for a free inspection at 416-791-8020.

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