I wanted to give everyone a heads up about bathroom vanities and mold. I was cleaning my house the other day and was disgusted when I opened up the cupboard door of my bathroom vanity. I was cleaning the counter top (get butcher block tables from here) and sink and then decided on organizing down below and after moving a few shampoo bottles and hair products, I found a big mold stain just underneath the sink. Obviously I had a leak in my sink and the water was finding its way down into the cupboard and because of the warmth of my bathroom mold had formed.
Mold can be dangerous to have in a house and it can get really bad and become harmful for people to live in the house. You should regularly check bathroom vanities and under the sink of your kitchen for mold on a regular basis. It is always best to be safe because you don’t want people to become sick.
I had a friend that was remodeling her kitchen with the help of New Look Toronto Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations, and had decided to replace the sink. When the contractor moved the sink away from the wall he had found a lot of mold. The wall that the sink was attached to was practically just mold and the problem was so bad that they had to rip out most of the area and replace it. The builders all wore protection masks because one of the guys that they had worked with a few years ago had gotten really sick after doing a similar job.
Bathroom vanities and really anywhere else that has a sink should be regularly checked for leaks and you should ensure that there isn’t already some mold forming. Once the mold starts it will just get worse, and as I said before, it can make some of the people in you household become really ill. I check my sinks and underneath them about once a month or whenever I get a round to cleaning the room. Ever since I had found the mold it has made me paranoid, so making sure that there isn’t any mold under there makes me feel much better.
Bathroom vanities should always be kept clean and inspected for mold. This is especially true if your house is warm either during the summer or even if you keep it that way for personal preference. Basically, anywhere that is warm in your house will have a potential to become moldy once moisture is included into the equation, so do yourself a favor and check these areas regularly.