What To Do If You Find Mold During Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

Each year, thousands of homeowners make the decision to have their bathrooms remodeled.  Many of these homeowners enjoy their projects, but there are others who feel as if they opened up a can of worms. These homeowners are likely the unlucky bunch who found in their bathroom.  If you were your bathroom and you found mold, do you know what to do?  Unfortunately, a large number of individuals would not.

Before you familiarize yourself with what you should do if you find mold in your bathroom, it is important to examine what mold is. Mold is scientifically described as being a microscopic fungus.  This fungus not only looks unattractive, but it can be dangerous.  While some types of mold are considered relatively harmless, there are other types of mold that are considered toxic.  Unfortunately, due to the moisture that is found inside most bathrooms, black, toxic mold can be found in thousands of bathrooms throughout the United States.  If you start to remodel your bathroom and you find mold under your toilet or even under your wall or floor tiles, there is a good chance that you may have on your hands.

As previously mentioned, black mold is often defined as being a toxic mold. This is because it is one of the most dangerous types of all molds.  In addition to having respiratory problems, you may develop headaches, skin rashes, fevers, and other flu-like symptoms.  Although your first impulse may be to remove the mold yourself, you may want to rethink your decision to do so.  When mold is improperly removed, mold spores can spread throughout the rest of your home. That is why it may be good to call upon a professional.  That professional will likely be a mold removal specialist or an air quality control specialist.

Although it can be quite expensive to have your mold tested and removed, you will want to do so.  If your mold is not taken care of, professionally, it can begin to spread and even move into other parts of your home. Once you have had all of the mold removed from your bathroom, no matter what type of mold it is, you will want to take steps to prevent another mold outbreak from occurring in the future. You can easily do this by incorporating a few extra projects into your plan.  It may be a good idea to make sure that your bathroom has a fan installed in it, and that it is sized correctly.

It has been found that properly functioning bathroom exhaust fans help to eliminate the moisture that mold, particularly black mold, thrives off of. No matter what type of bathroom fan you would like to purchase, whether it be a traditional bathroom fan or a decorative one, you should be able to find whatever you are looking for online or at one of your local home improvement stores.

Another product you can use to retard mold growth is mold resistant drywall. If you are using tile and grout, remember to properly seal your grout per recommendations so it will not become a place for mold to grow. Something you do not want to do is install plastic sheeting behind the drywall or anyplace in your wall construction.

Bathroom remodeling projects, even relatively small projects, can get quite costly. For that reason, you will want to make sure that you do everything to protect your newly remodeled bathroom from being attacked by mold.

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