In an exclusive interview with House Blog, Prerna Jain from the Ministry of Cleaning explains that mold grows in dark, moist environments without proper ventilation.
"When it comes to any wet areas like showers, the first condition is met," Jain says. "Add a faulty exhaust fan or closed windows and doors, and you have a recipe for mold."
Jain advises cleaning the shower regularly, which "includes scrubbing the walls and floors and wiping down the fixtures. Additionally, clean the shower curtains and doors."
Further precautions involve installing a portable dehumidifier, ensuring proper ventilation, and checking for leaks. A collection of stagnant water is a breeding ground for fungi.
"Invest in a shower curtain made of a material that is resistant to mold and mildew, such as vinyl, plastic, or nylon," Jain also suggests. Be sure to wash and dry it regularly.