4 Tips To Help You Restore Your Bathroom

No one likes to go into a dirty bathroom. Unfortunately, in some cases, simply cleaning your bathroom isn't enough to fix your problem. Some bathrooms are old and poorly ventilated, which can lead to problems with mold and mildew over time. Besides being visually unpleasant, mold can even be hazardous to your health. If you're tired of dealing with an unpleasant bathroom, here are four tips to help you restore it:

1. Replace old fixtures.

Porcelain is used for most bathroom fixtures because it's durable and easy to clean. However, over time even porcelain can develop stains, chips, and cracks. When trying to remove a stain in your toilet or sink, never use abrasive cleaners, since those can scratch your porcelain; scratches will make the problem worse over time, since they provide an easy place for bacteria to collect. It's usually best to replace your toilet and sink once they get too old and damaged.

2. Get rid of your mold problem.

If you've seen black spots clinging to your bathroom walls and ceiling, you're looking at mold. Mold thrives in damp places, which means it loves bathrooms, especially ones that aren't well-ventilated. In order to get rid of all your mold, it's a good idea to call in the professionals. A mold restoration service will remove all traces of mold from your bathroom, even the most stubborn mold.

3. Repaint your walls.

A fresh coat of paint can make your bathroom look brand new, especially if your existing paint is chipping or flaking due to water damage. In order to repaint, you may have to sand off he old paint, depending on its current condition. Pastel colors can help to light up your bathroom and make it look airy and beautiful. Yellow is a popular color choice, since it tends to remind people of sunlight and the great outdoors.

4. Install proper ventilation systems.

If your mold problem was caused by a lack of proper ventilation, you'll have to remedy that, or mold will simply grow again. Examine your bathroom fan. If it's dirty, you may be able to improve the airflow in your bathroom by cleaning it. If it works sluggishly, its motor may be worn out, and you'll have to replace it with a new one. Your bathroom fan is a very important piece of equipment, since it helps to remove humidity from your bathroom so all the surfaces can dry.

Contact a mold restoration service for more help.