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Pink mold is most common in bathrooms around sinks, tubs, and toilets because of the humid environment and the abundance of fatty soap residue, which is a preferred food source for this colorful mold.


Often found in bathrooms, Pink Mold grows in damp, humid conditions and is often found in bathroom grout, toilets, showers and sinks. Pink colored mold can be caused by a bacterium called “Serratia Marcescens” or by Aureobasidium and Fusarium mold.

It may not be as toxic as black mold, but pink mold has been linked to urinary tract infections, wound infections and gastrointestinal distress. It can also cause various ailments such as lung infection, rashes, allergy, and inflammation, bleeding in lungs, malaise feeling, and other respiratory troubles.

Pink Molds need to be thoroughly cleaned, just as you’d treat any other mold infestation because if any pink mold spores remain, it will continue to return and grow again and again. You can keep the growth at bay by continuously sanitizing the area with Mold Removal products, such as tea tree oil or white vinegar, and by preventing moisture buildup. Turn on the fan and open windows during your shower, and wipe down wet walls and floors once you’re finished showering to keep sitting moisture to a minimum.

Badger Tip: Pink mold spreads quickly, and without professional intervention, it may be difficult to kill it entirely. Consider having a professional testing company test the air and surface to ensure you’ve eradicated all of the mold.

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