For the last 10 years, the third bedroom in my home has been serving dual purposes. I’ve been utilizing it as a home office. My husband uses it as a home gym. However, before long, this multipurpose room will need to be repurposed into a nursery. Because I can’t allow my future baby to sleep on a treadmill, my husband and I need the assistance of a remodeling contractor. This type of professional can improve this chaotic space and help turn it back into its intended purpose, a bedroom. If you need to remake one of the rooms in your home, consider hiring a remodeling contractor to complete the work for you. On this blog, you will learn the ways a remodeling contractor can transform a multipurpose room into the space you need.
If you just had your bathroom remodeled, you definitely want to do everything you can to keep mold from gaining a foothold. Mold and mildew are not only unsightly, but can also cause structural damage to your home. In some cases, they can even cause health difficulties in susceptible individuals. This article examines some of the key issues surrounding mold prevention in your bathrooms, so that you can avoid mold removal later down the road.
One very important point is to dry off the walls of the bathroom after you have finished bathing or showering. Mold and mildew thrive in moist environments and any excess water in the bathroom gives them the opportunity to flourish. Use a squeegee to wipe off the walls as soon as possible after using the bathtub or or shower. Doing this simple task can eliminate up to 75 percent of the moisture in your shower stall or tub area.
Use the Right Bathroom Fan
A key component in the fight against bathroom mold and mildew is the bathroom fan. It's a good idea to run a bathroom fan for about 20 to 30 minutes after anyone in the household has taken a shower or bath. This will help reduce the amount of moisture even more.
If your fan does not seem to get rid of much moisture, then it might not be moving enough air because it's the wrong size for your bathroom. To size a fan properly you need to understand the concept of cubic feet per minute, also known as CFM.
Bathrooms fans typically have a rating between 50 CFM and 100 CFM, with the higher-rated fans having an increased ability to dry out moisture more quickly. If your bathroom is less than 50 square feet, a 50 CFM fan should work well. If the bathroom is larger than 50 square feet, then choose a fan that has CFM that is at least equal to the room's square footage. For instance, if the bathroom is 90 square feet, select a fan that is rated at least 90 CFM.
Protect the Grout
To help reduce the amount of moisture even further, apply new waterproof grout to your bathroom tiles annually. If you need to re-grout an area, you can use a removal kit (contains a high-speed carbine drill bit and protective glasses usually). After you use a grout removal tool, make sure to vacuum the debris thoroughly and to polish and dry the tile thoroughly before grouting. This is also a good time to recaulk your tub and tile.
Bathrooms are especially vulnerable to mold and mildew, so follow these tips to minimize any issues. If mold gets a foothold despite your best efforts, contact a mold remediation specialist immediately.