Bathroom is inevitably wet almost always and, when your bathroom surfaces are not waterproof, they will eventually be covered in mold and mildew. This is a very common scenario for many interior and exterior washrooms. To solve the problem of having unattractive staining on fittings, floors and tiles, it is essential for waterproofing your bathroom. Waterproofing your bathroom is the first step for preventing an area from mold, mildew and other damage issues. So what is waterproofing and how does it work?
Waterproofing is a protection, it’s a moisture-proof barrier around fittings, walls and floors in your bathroom that guards the internal skeleton of the house. A house’s construction is purposely built to endure various environmental conditions and for this reason it is important to protect it against any moisture leakage. Of all the rooms in a home, your bathroom needs the foremost level of water-tightness. To avoid leaks and excess moisture built-up, keep reading these tips and tricks for a waterproof bathroom.
Causes of Bathroom Leak
- Worn out fittings and fixtures
- Broken pipes and plumbing
- Damaged floorings and wall tiling
- Rip in waterproof lining
If you have determined the factors that caused the leak, get help from professionals to fix the issue. Here are some of the things you should keep an eye out if you think that your bathroom is not waterproof:
- Dampness and musty odor
- Mold and mildew
- Blisters in paint and wall surfaces
- Deformed walls
- Cracked and stained tiles
- Ceiling patches and stains
Primarily this the best way for keeping water seeping through floor boards. Before waterproofing your house, you have to be aware that in each country there are different rules and standards that specifies who can professionally waterproof a home.
It is best suggested to seek help from a professional holding a waterproofer’s license. Why? Waterproofing is handled with necessary chemicals for removing mold and grout.
Before you consider re-tiling your bathroom, first make sure that waterproofed walls and ceiling are completely sealed then you can start re-tiling your space. Choose a tile that is slip-resistant with larger grout lines for better traction. It’s important that you have your grout sealed annually. If you notice a small crack in a tile, remove the tile and re-seal it with a new one, and repaired grout.
Enhanced Air Quality
You may think that this is not even necessary, but you should also look at improving the air quality in your bathroom. You can improve the air by using ventilation and exhaust fans. These will help in drawing moisture from the air, and retaining surfaces free from damp.
If you don’t have ventilation and exhaust fans, you can leave your window slightly open or put some plants that will soak up moisture and keep your room dry. Having a plant is a nice and healthy way of naturally improving the air quality.
Clear Away Mould and Mildew
Cleaning away mold and mildew can be easily removed but the problem is from time to time you have to maintain it. You can simply use baking soda and vinegar to safely remove it from any surface. However, it is a big advantage if you waterproof your bathroom so you can prevent further damage from any leaks.
About the author: Ivandrea Ollero is a daytime writer for Plasman UK. Ivandrea writes tips and guides for homeowners who want to improve the tone of their kitchen and bathroom.