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How to prevent mould when planning your bathroom renovation

Planning your dream bathroom renovation? We have seen a thing or two in our 30+ years helping Gympie home owners bring their bathroom renovation ideas to life.

It’s easy to get caught up in the styling aspects of your proposed renovation but what is often overlooked is mould prevention. We live in a humid climate, perfect for mould growth. The following tips should be considered before making your bathroom renovation a reality.

1. Don’t forget ventilation

Let the look of a white steamy bathroom be reserved for movies scenes only. Removing the steam from your bathroom is important to deter mould.

This can be done by having an adequate exhaust fan installed during your bathroom renovation.

Trade to consult with: electrician

2. Choose smooth surfaces

Tiles are the most practical material for the bathroom. They’re easy to clean and won’t absorb water.

Moist carpets and fabrics are a breeding ground for mould so bear this in mind when planning your bathroom renovation. Mould also thrives in small nooks and crannies so easy to disinfect surfaces are the best way to go to avoid build up.

Trade to consult with: tiler

3. Install quality tapware and fixtures

Have a licensed plumber install quality tapware and fixtures in your bathroom renovation. Using plumbing materials designed for longevity and having them installed by a professional is the best way to prevent leaks that encourage mould growth.

Trade to consult with: plumber

Newk’s Plumbing Gympie service the entire Gympie Region, including Tin Can Bay, Kilkivan and the Mary Valley. Phone 0418 800 018 to book a plumber for your bathroom renovation.


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