Mould in the bathroom, what to do?

Help! Mould.
What now?

The bathroom is becoming an increasingly popular room and hasn't been reserved solely for washing for a long time. But an uninvited guest can also get comfortable here very quickly: mould. Mould in the bathroom doesn't just look ugly, it can have expensive and health-endangering consequences.

This informative website gives you an overview of how mould can arise in bathrooms or other sanitary spaces, what effect it has on people and buildings, how to combat it and, most of all, how to avoid it. Residents, tenants and property owners, architects and tradespeople will find important basic information on how to prevent damage to health and buildings.

Ventilation
done properly.

Proper ventilation in the bathroom exchanges moist for dry air, thus removing an important living condition for mould. Here are a few tips on how to properly ventilate.
Open the window even during showering.

  • Open the window all the way, this means air will be exchanged faster.
  • Outside air is much dryer in winter. Accordingly, this means the ventilation phase can be shorter.
  • In windowless bathrooms: set the automatic ventilation to a correspondingly long period.

You can find more advice on proper ventilation here.

Anti-mould
heroes

OTTOSEAL® S 130
The sanitary and natural stone silicone with prolonged mould protection based on silver ions for grouting in sanitary rooms subjected to heavy stress.
More info? Here!

Silver plate
your bathroom

The anti-bacterial effect of silver has actually long been well-known. At times of plague, people put a silver coin under their tongues. And when there were no refrigerators, one put a silver coin in milk to make it last longer. In medicine, silver is used in plasters, for example, or in surgical instruments. But not all silver is created equal. Read more here about the use of this precious metal against mould in bathrooms.

Tips for bathroom
renovation

Planning on having your bathroom renovated? Or want to replace your old tub with a new one? Are your tiles completely old-fashioned? Then take this opportunity to protect your new bathroom in the long term against mould. For example, you should refrain from installing floor-to-ceiling tiles. Tiles cannot absorb humidity. This leads more quickly to condensation, which in turn means that moisture can form on expansion and connection joints. Ideal for mould! Natural stone should only be grouted with suitable silicones, as otherwise silicone oils can penetrate into the stone's capillaries and create ugly dark edges. OTTO joint silicones (more details here) with OTTO Fungitect® Silver Technology protect your joints from mould in the long term, and are safe for both health and environment. These silicones are available in different colours so you can also make interesting visual statements. Your installer or – if you're doing it yourself – your retailer can advise you.

The bathroom is becoming an increasingly popular room and hasn't been reserved solely for washing for a long time. But an uninvited guest can also get comfortable here very quickly: mould. Mould in the bathroom doesn't just look ugly, it can have expensive and health-endangering consequences.

This informative website gives you an overview of how mould can arise in bathrooms or other sanitary spaces, what effect it has on people and buildings, how to combat it and, most of all, how to avoid it. Residents, tenants and property owners, architects and tradespeople will find important basic information on how to prevent damage to health and buildings.