The smell of mold is quite unmistakable. You might have experienced it in a damp cellar or an old house, but have you ever had that experience in your own home? The most likely spot for this to happen is in your bathroom. If there is a lot of moisture and not much ventilation, mold will proliferate. There are always mold spores in the air, and they just need a good location to start growing.

Mold can be very harmful, especially so if you have a pre-existing respiratory problem. Your bathroom fan is essential in moving moisture laden air out of the bathroom, but you also want to keep an eye out for puddles of water from leaking pipes, overflow or anything similar. When you have wet clothes or towels, don’t just let them sit in a pile on your floor. Instead, you should make sure they get to dry properly. If you want to show some extra caution, using a squeegee in the shower to get rid of extra water is an option.