Mould is a frustrating problem in bathrooms. It is very common, especially on shower screens because water gets directly on the screen plus steam surrounds them multiple times every day! Mould looks pretty awful and can ruin the look of an otherwise beautiful bathroom. Health issues are also a big issue, especially if you and your family are exposed to the mould for a long period of time within your house.
If you’re tired of constantly battling mould on your shower screens and want to enjoy a clean and hygienic bathroom, this blog post is for you. We’ll provide you with practical tips and tricks to prevent and deal with mould so you can maintain a clean, beautiful looking shower screen.
One of the main culprits behind mould growth is excessive moisture in the bathroom. To prevent this, ensure proper ventilation by installing an exhaust fan or opening a window after showering. This will help remove the humid air and prevent it from settling on your shower screens. You can even look at buying a de-humidifier to help get rid of the excess moisture in the air.
Regular cleaning is essential to prevent mould from taking hold on your shower screens. After each shower, wipe down the screens with a squeegee or a microfibre cloth to remove any moisture and soap residue. Pay extra attention to corners and crevices where mould is prone to develop. Using a mild detergent or vinegar solution can also help kill mould spores and keep the screens clean.
Avoid Moisture Traps
Reduce the number of moisture traps in your bathroom by removing any unnecessary items, such as old loofahs, wet towels, or rugs, which can hold moisture and promote mould growth. Regularly wash or replace items like sponges, washcloths and hand towels. Keep the bathroom well-organised and clutter-free to allow proper air circulation around the shower screens.
Silicone Seal Maintenance
Inspect the silicone seal around your shower screens regularly. Over time, the sealant can deteriorate, allowing moisture to seep in and promoting mould growth. Replace any damaged or worn-out silicone seals promptly to maintain a watertight barrier and prevent mould from gaining a foothold.
Use Mould-Resistant Products
Consider using mould-resistant products to treat your shower screens. There are various mould-resistant sprays, paints, and sealants available in the market that can create a protective barrier against mould growth. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when applying these products to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Recommended product: Nano4Life Protective Coating
We offer Nano4Life Protective Coating with every new shower screen we install. This can protect your shower screen glass from mould from the very start!
If you prefer natural remedies, there are several options that can help combat mould. Tea tree oil, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide are known for their mould-killing properties. Dilute these substances with water and spray the solution onto your shower screens. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off. These natural remedies are effective, eco-friendly, and safe for regular use.
Consider Upgrading to Easy-to-Clean Surfaces
If you’re constantly battling mould on your shower screens despite taking preventive measures, it might be worth considering upgrading to easy-to-clean surfaces. Glass treated with anti-mould coatings or materials like acrylic or toughened (also called tempered) glass can resist mould growth and make maintenance a breeze.
Now you have all the tips
Don’t let mould ruin the beauty of your bathroom and cleanliness of your shower screens. By following these simple yet effective tips, you can fight mould growth and maintain a great looking shower screen. Remember to prioritise ventilation, clean regularly and remove moisture traps. Keep an eye on your silicone seals, use mould-resistant products and consider upgrading to easy-to-clean surfaces. With these proactive measures, you can enjoy a mould-free and hygienic bathroom.