If you see condensation and moisture on your bathroom window, mirror, or shower stall regularly, it is time to take action to prevent mould and mildew growth from occurring.
- Use a bathroom exhaust fan or open a window when bathing or showering to remove moisture. Leave the fan running or window open for at least 15 minutes after use. If possible, install a timer that will shut off the fan automatically after a certain amount of time.
- The best fans are "blower fans" (which look like hamster wheels) because they move more air than "impeller fans" (which look more like airplane propellers).
- Clean up any visible mould or mildew found in the bathtub or shower stall, or in and around the toilet tank and surrounding pipes as soon as you see any. Be sure to check for mould growing in between tiles by the bathtub or shower stall. Use unscented detergent or baking soda and water mixed together to remove bathtub or shower mould.
- If you find mould on your shower curtain, put it in the washing machine with vinegar or replace it with a new curtain.