What Causes Pink Mold?


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Pink mold is caused by a bacterium known as serratia marcescens. It grows in damp areas such as toilets, bathroom grout and areas around showers and bathtubs.

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Pink mold causes urinary tract infections, wound infections and problems with the gastrointestinal system. Fusarium and aureobasidium are two types of pink mold. Aureobasidium is a common bathroom mold. Fusarium is often found on plants, wallpaper and carpet.

The process used to clean up pink mold is the same process used to clean up other molds. Wear protective equipment and scrub the affected area down. Then sanitize the area with biocide to be sure the organism is completely killed. Preventing moisture from building up stops pink mold from coming back.

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