How to Prevent Mould Growth in the Bathroom

Preventing mould from growing in the bathroom can be a difficult challenge to overcome. Mould tends to develop in damp areas where bacteria has the perfect environment to multiply. Unfortunately, finding mould in your home isn’t that uncommon. It has been torturing homes up and down the country for centuries. You can of course scrub it off with warm water but if the right environment remains, there’s a high chance that the mould will simply regrow again in matter of weeks or even days.

Health Implications of Mould

Some people may not have any sensitivity to mouldy environments at all and will not notice any changes to their immediate health. However, some people are particularly susceptible to the effects of mould and may develop certain health problems as a result. Mould growth can cause symptoms such as skin irritation, eye irritation, wheezing, coughing, throat irritation and nasal stuffiness etc.

Preventing Mould Growth

There are a variety of ways to help prevent mould growth in bathrooms and in other rooms of the house. High humidity is one of the main causes, so if you want to decrease mould you need to try and minimise humidity levels. The ideal humidity level for a home is between 30% to 50%. Anything higher than 60% and your home is at higher risk of developing mould.

Mould Resistant Sealant

CT1 is 100% mould resistant. It’s eco compliant properties makes it suitable for use in the bathroom to help prevent bacterial fungal from forming. Sealing your bath and shower with this chemical resistant sealant helps add an extra layer of protection against mould. Unlike most other bathroom sealants, CT1 contains no solvents in its chemical makeup. This is one of its main it as a mould-resistant bath sealant because there are no solvents to evaporate and cause the bond to shrink and crack under pressure.

It is important that your sealant is water resistant. If it fails to withstand moisture, then the bond created will surely fail. CT1 fights against leaks by locking out water and stopping it from entering the base material. If you use solvent based sealants for your bathroom, there is a higher chance that bacteria will breed on its surface. This happens when the solvent evaporates, leaving tiny holes in the surface of the sealant which provides the perfect damp and warm environment for mould to develop.

CT1 bonds all kinds of materials such as metal, plastic, wood, glass, tiles and mirror. It can be used in wet conditions, which is why it is ideal for waterproofing your bathroom and helping to fight against bacterial growth and development.

CT1 – The Ultimate Mould Resistant Bath Sealant

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