Mildew and mold can lurk in lots of places. It isn’t uncommon in the basement, where a damp environment allows it to thrive, but you may have also seen some mold growing on the bread on the counter or on the fruit that has been left in the fridge for a little too long.
Many homeowners know about the mold and mildew in these locations, so they do what’s needed to avoid it. That might mean using dehumidifiers in the basement and throwing out the moldy food in the refrigerator, but mildew may be lurking elsewhere in your home and you don’t even know it, including the bathroom.
Albuquerque bathroom remodeling from Surface Innovations is a popular project with many homeowners because it can transform the way you use your bathroom, but it’s also popular because it can keep your home healthier.
Effects of Mold on Your Health
First, it’s important to understand that mildew and mold are more than just a nuisance. They can actually be bad for your health.
Not only can mold and mildew cause throat irritation, congestion, sneezing, and watery eyes, some studies have even found a correlation between mold and depression. For those with allergies or asthma, symptoms can be exacerbated, making life miserable and more trips to the doctor’s office the norm.
A Bath Installation That Gets Rid of Mold and Mildew
The bathroom is a bad place for mold and mildew because it’s damp. Steam can soften drywall and spilled water from the tub can compromise floorboards. Then, an outdated fan in the bathroom can cause those spores to become airborne so they can infiltrate the rest of your home.
A quality bath installation can take care of the problem, but it does matter what kind of installation you choose. Although those quick bath products that fit right over your existing tub may be convenient, they won’t take care of your mold and mildew problem.
Instead, you need a complete remodel from a licensed bathroom contractor, like Surface Innovations. Not only can we upgrade your tub, toilet, and sink, we can also completely gut your space, eliminating mold and mildew from your life. Then, we’ll leave you with products that won’t leak and ventilation that will keep mold and mildew from taking over your home in the future.
Take back your family’s health and give us a call today to discuss your bathroom remodeling options. You can also fill out our online form and we’ll get you started with a free estimate.