Prevent Mold And Mildew Buildup On Your Shower Curtain With This Simple Tip

The humidity in your bathroom can cause mold and mildew on the shower curtains and other areas, such as the floor and walls. This problem is even more common in small bathrooms with little or no ventilation. Without proper air circulation, moisture becomes trapped, creating a breeding ground for mold spores. Additionally, organic matter like soap scum and body oils can accumulate on your shower curtains, further encouraging mold growth.

Regularly cleaning the shower curtain can help, but sometimes it's not enough to keep mold and mildew at bay. An easy fix is to trim your shower curtain so it fits the tub perfectly. Not only will this prevent it from bunching up, but it will also keep it from touching the floor, which can harbor all sorts of bacteria. If the shower curtain is rather wide, you can cut a few inches from its sides, too. All you need is a pencil, measuring tape, scissors, and a sewing machine or hemming tape.

Trim your shower curtain liners to prevent mold and mildew growth

Cutting your shower curtain by just a few inches will allow it to dry faster by keeping it from bunching up. Although it may not completely prevent mold growth, it can reduce its occurrence. First, check the length of your shower curtain while standing inside and outside the tub. You'll want it to hang just below the edge of the tub to prevent water from escaping onto the floor.

Next, measure the distance from the rod to the desired length, leaving 1 to 2 inches for the hem. Mark the shower curtain with a pencil where you want to cut it. After taking it off the rod, wash the shower curtain in salt water or apply hydrogen peroxide to remove mold. Then, lay it on a clean, stable surface and cut it along the marked line.

When you're done, hold it against the bathtub to check the fit. If everything looks right, use a sewing machine to finish the edges. Hemming tape will do the trick, too, but it's not as visually appealing. Finally, hang the curtain on the rod and enjoy a hot shower without having to worry about mold or mildew buildup.