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Feb 22, 2017

How to prevent mold in the bathroom?!

So my showerroom is ok becasue i constantly am able to wash that part, but just outside the shower room, where eveything is wooden and always damp, there are patches of mold on my walls ceiling, bhind the shelves...pretty much anywhere i cant reach or bleach. what do i do?!!

edthethe

edthethe

American step mom with beautiful Brazilian babies. Raising them in Japan. I'm a crafter too

6 Answers



  • Saitama

    on Feb 22

    I wish I knew!! I have tried everything over the years. :-( What has helped marginally is Tea Tree Oil. I have used a brush with a towel over the bristles dampened in tea tree oil and rubbed it on the ceiling! Steaming is useful now, because our steamer is like a hoover so I can direct it straight at the high spots. However, I have read that a steamer only causes more mold in the long run. I don't know though, it seemed to help when I did it. Its so horrible is it. I hope someone has some advice I can follow too.

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  • KevinC

    on Feb 22

    I have the same problem in my last apartment - Turn on the toilet ventilation fan - Buy a dehumidifier - Mold prevention products - "Bio" https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%90%E3%82%A4%E3%82%AA-%E3%81%8A%E9%A2%A8%E5%91%82%E3%81%AE%E3%82%AB%E3%83%93%E3%81%8D%E3%82%8C%E3%81%84-%E3%82%AB%E3%83%93%E4%BA%88%E9%98%B2-%E4%BA%A4%E6%8F%9B%E7%9B%AE%E5%AE%89-%E7%B4%846%E3%82%AB%E6%9C%88/dp/B0017LJ25K - Ozone generator (only if you have serious mold problem) https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%9D%B1%E8%8A%9D-%E3%82%A8%E3%82%A2%E3%83%AA%E3%82%AA%E3%83%B3-%E3%83%AF%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89-%E6%B6%88%E8%87%AD%E5%99%A8-DAC-2400-W/dp/B0001CPZPC/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1487753477&sr=8-22&keywords=%E3%82%AA%E3%82%BE%E3%83%B3+%E7%99%BA%E7%94%9F%E5%99%A8

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  • edthethe

    on Feb 22

    @Saitama I really like the idea of tea tree oil! I've vinegar-ed the walls once but my husband has a sensitive nose and couldnt stand the way it "smelled like a salad". @KevinC I'm going to try the bio thing. Let's hope it helps. Dehumidifier doesn't seem to do anything

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  • SilviaS15

    on Feb 23

    I use a squeegee after using it. I second the dehumidifier and recommend using the water for laundry :)

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  • Jackson

    on Feb 24

    Here is what I do: 1. squeegee 2. weekly rub down with bath cleaning sprays 3. the bathroom ventilation fan is NEVER off (it runs on about 50w on average) 4. keep the door open I had that problem with my old house, but these things help me avoid molds from building up nowadays :)

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  • Babina

    on May 20

    Keep the bathroom dry, mop it after shower every time. Keep the fan on until you feel its moist. Keep your bathroom door wide open.

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