Fix any leaks you can see. If a leak is causing the problem, it’s time to take care of that! Replace leaky faucet heads, for instance, or if the leak is more than you can handle, call in a professional to find and fix the leak. If you don’t fix the leak, the mold will just return.
Spray the area down with vinegar after every shower. To help prevent the mold from coming back, keep a spray bottle in your bathroom. Then, spray down the walls and tub after you get done with your shower. The vinegar will help kill the mold spores. If the smell bothers you, add a few drops of essential oil, such as peppermint, citrus, or tea tree oil, to help cover up the scent.
Air out the bathroom after you shower. If you have an exhaust fan, use it. If you don’t, make sure to keep the door to the bathroom open after you shower so the air can dry out. Too much humidity in a small space can lead to mold. If you don’t have an exhaust fan, try placing a fan in the door to blow the air into the rest of your home.
Clean the bathroom once a week. Use a disinfecting cleaner to go over your shower and scrub it down. Pick a day to do it each week to make it easier to remember, and set up a reminder if you forget. Make sure to change out your sponge or cleaning brush regularly, as it can grow mold, too.
Use your air conditioning in the summer to keep the humidity low. Pulling humidity out of the air is one of your AC’s main jobs, so you should run it in the summer when it’s humid out. If you don’t have an AC, try using a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity. If possible, keep the humidity in your home under 60%.