October 10, 2023

How to Prevent Mold Growth In Your Bathroom with an Air Purifier

11–13 minutes to read

Mold in your home isn’t just unsightly, it can cause a range of short- and long-term health conditions if left untreated or allowed to grow back repeatedly. Continue reading to learn from Camfil’s air quality experts about how the right air purifier can help prevent mold from growing back in your bathroom.

What Conditions Cause Mold and Mildew Growth?

Mold and mildew are two different types of fungi growth that can occur in a range of different circumstances. While mildew only occurs on visible surfaces, such as walls and ceilings, mold can occur anywhere, and when it grows in concealed, difficult-to-reach places, it can be difficult to eliminate.

Mold thrives in warm, humid conditions with poor ventilation. Bathrooms, in particular, are prime breeding grounds for mold and mildew growth: bathrooms are rarely fully dry, and doors and windows often remain closed, preventing air from moving through the room. Mold is even more likely to grow in bathrooms that have no overhead fan or other form of ventilation.

Other factors, such as the type of paint used on a particular surface, can make bathrooms more hospitable to mold. Oil- and alkyd-based paints are typically less resistant to mold and mildew growth than water-based latex paints. Additionally, flat and matte paint finishes are usually more porous than gloss and semi-gloss options, allowing for mold to grow more easily.

Is Mold in Your Bathroom Dangerous?

Mold is a significant health hazard that...

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