Our showers are one of the top locations for mold growth in a home. Here's what to look out for to keep your bathroom safe.

While mold can pop up anywhere in your home, it's a safe bet that you're most likely to find mold in your shower. After all, it's a place that's regularly wet, in a room that tends to have few windows to help the moisture and steam to escape. And perhaps some of the people in your house may not be as conscientious about wiping down the shower (or running the exhaust fan) to help keep moisture at bay.

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But mold in your shower isn't an inevitability. With an ounce of prevention you can help keep it from forming in the first place—or learn the right steps and tools you need to get rid of shower mold if it darkens your tub corners. Try these tips from Michael Rubino, mold expert and HomeCleanse founder Michael Rubino.

How to Prevent Mold in the Shower

Moisture is the fuel that can help mold thrive, so anything you can do to keep your shower dry will help reduce your mold risk. Rubino recommends clearing out humidity quickly by opening windows or running the exhaust fan while you shower and for at least a half hour afterward to remove moisture from the air. When your shower's over, squeegee the shower walls or wipe them dry with your towel, and hang up towels and bath mats so they can air out and dry.

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Getting on a regular cleaning schedule—a weekly clean of the shower, and a monthly scrub of the shower curtain and liner, rod and rings—will help minimize the chances of mold growing.

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