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How to Prevent Mildew From Building Up in the Bathroom

Mildew loves warm, humid, dark places, which is why it thrives in crevices in your bathroom. While it might not be possible to totally eliminate mildew from your bathroom, there are a few steps you can take to prevent it.

Keep Your Bathroom Dry and the Mildew Will Die

Try to keep the bathroom as dry as possible. Use the ventilation fan to draw steam out of the bathroom, and leave it on for a little while after you shower. Squeegee water off the shower walls to remove much of the water that supports mildew growth. Seal the grout in your tile to waterproof them, mildew loves the spaces in old worn out grout. Don’t leave bottles of shampoo sitting on the side of the tub, because they make great places for mildew to grow. Use a mildew-resistant shower curtain, though even these may eventually get mildew on them. Wash or replace them to reduce the amount of spores in the bathroom, and wash your bathroom rugs frequently for the same reason.

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About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.




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