Unveiling Effective Solutions: Tackling Bathroom Mold Issues Head-On for a Healthy Living Environment

Mark Davis, May 28, 2024

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Bathrooms are your oasis. Think about how the steam from the shower can relax you after a stressful day or the joy you experience when you run a bath to test out the new bath bomb you just got. Though the bathroom is a safe place for you, it’s not easy to keep it as that perfect oasis. One of the biggest challenges to keeping your bathroom serene is keeping it clean.


Bathrooms are the ideal environment for mold to cause persistent issues due to the moisture-rich environment, presence of potentially leaky pipes, and the existence of damp materials. Beyond looking simply unclean, the presence of mold can cause possible health concerns, trigger allergies, or irritate your skin.


However, you don’t have to let the mold disrupt your peaceful environment; there are ways to combat it. The first step is to treat it. The second step is to prevent it from coming back. I’m here to provide you with the best process to get mold out of your bathroom — for good.

How to treat mold

Mold can be tricky to eradicate, especially because in bathrooms, it likes to hide in tile grout, around drains, and sometimes on the wall. To effectively remedy a mold issue, you have to treat it first to eliminate the initial risk.


Bleach is the most well-known mold killer. Bleach is a strong chemical, which is why it provides the strength to push through the firm foundation of mold. To make a bleach solution, mix one teaspoon of bleach per cup of water. The ideal ratio is one part bleach and two parts water.


Apply the solution to the moldy area and let it absorb for about 15 minutes. The mold should start to disappear on its own, but if it’s stubborn, you can scrub in the bleach mixture with a coarse brush for further penetration.


Though bleach is often the go-to solution, it’s not suitable for those with health concerns as the solution itself poses health threats. It’s an abrasive chemical; therefore, it can irritate your skin, eyes, and your lungs. Additionally, it can also be corrosive and harmful to surfaces. However, there are alternatives.


Vinegar is another strong household product that can clean mold and minimize it’s appearance and effects. It’s good for sensitive surfaces that would be at risk of damage from stronger chemicals. To use vinegar, mix one part vinegar with three parts water. Apply the solution to the moldy area and let it sit for about an hour.


If you’re not a DIY person, there are commercially made mold solutions at your disposal. At the store, you can find a variety of cleaners that combine bleach, vinegar, and other similar substances to break through pesky mold in your bathroom.

How to prevent mold from coming back

Treating mold is the first step in the process. It eliminates the initial threat that it poses and diminishes the appearance, but the truth is that it’s likely to come back. Bathrooms are the ideal environment for mold to grow. Wherever moisture inhabits, there’s a chance of mold also appearing. Therefore, it’s important to take preventative measures to ensure your bathroom oasis isn’t tainted.


To keep mold from coming back, focus on moisture control. There are everyday steps you can take to work on this, including running your bathroom fan constantly, leaving your shower or bathroom door open, and even using a daily shower spray.


Beyond the daily measures, you can also invest in moisture control devices like a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are useful for keeping your house’s humidity under 50%. Lowering humidity means eliminating the chance of mold finding a moisture-rich environment to contaminate. This is most effective in preventing mold from growing in patches on walls and on clothes.


There is one solution – however – that you probably didn’t know existed. Air & surface purifiers  like the Photon Purifier from Puraclenz work to combat mold by attacking the growth of mold spores, which can prevent mold from coming back on all surfaces.

Photon uses next-generation PCO technology to proactively clean the air and surfaces in a designated space. Puraclenz’s PCO (Photocatalytic Oxidation) technology uses a chemical process powered by light to generate a continuous army of ions. These ions proactively break down pollutants outside of the purifier – mid-air, on surfaces, and in fabrics. This technology makes Photon a viable solution to prevent mold once treated, since it continuously and proactively deactivates the mold spores in hard to reach places.


Very few purifiers on the market can work against mold spores the way Photon does because they simply don’t have the same concentration of ions in their units. Photon has been found to be over 95% effective against mold spores mid-air. It has also been found to be over 99% effective against fungal spores on surfaces, which are especially common in bathroom environments.

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Why PCO Technology is better than ozone

While ozone is a common tool people use to treat mold – it does eliminate mildew-y odors, and it will kill the mold spores from sprouting – it also doesn’t completely get rid of the mold problem. Ozone is also unsafe as a long-term, ongoing solution. Ozone in high concentrations can lead to long-term respiratory issues, and while treating a room with ozone, it’s unsafe for people and pets to be in the space.


Fortunately, our bathroom solution doesn’t rely on ozone to clean. Photon is safe for people because it’s certified ozone-free. Photon is a chemical-free cleaning solution for your bathroom.

The Bottom Line

Depending on the severity of your mold issue, your process will vary. First, you have to treat the problem for mold prevention to effectively work. Bleach and vinegar are easily accessible solutions; remediation can help with more severe outbreaks.


For ongoing mold prevention, start by adopting mindful everyday habits that focus on moisture control. Then invest in a chemical-free air & surface purifier that will work automatically and proactively to keep your bathroom clean – 24/7.


Depending on the scale of your issue, Puraclenz offers three Photon models: 750, 1500, and 3000. The number represents the model’s coverage in square footage. Even with the smaller model, you’re able to target specific locations, such as the crevices of a bathroom that mold loves to inhabit.


Photon might be a pricier solution, but with its high ion concentration and continuous delivery, it’s worth it. It actively prevents mold spores from growing back once you’ve treated the root problem, bringing your bathroom back to the oasis it’s supposed to be.


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