How Do You Keep a Shower Curtain From Molding? Steps to Proper Installation

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Apr 03

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How Do You Keep a Shower Curtain From Molding? Steps to Proper Installation

What’s the key to stopping mold from developing on a shower curtain? It essentially comes down to a straightforward approach: Adequate upkeep.

For instance, if your shower curtain is made of aluminum or fiberglass, you can actually use it as an opportunity to install your own shower curtain instead of paying thousands of dollars for the same curtain that the store sells. Of course, you would need to spend a little time doing the installation, but it will be much cheaper than replacing your old curtain and you won’t have to deal with the unpleasant odor that a mold issue creates.

How do you keep a shower curtain from molding? Here are a few steps that should help you do it right. If you follow these steps, you’ll end up with a new shower curtain instead of a broken one.

First, you need to make sure that the shower curtain you buy has been properly sealed. Many manufacturers send their products out with little to no sealer on them, which can result in problems when they arrive at your home. Also, if you buy a full size curtain, make sure that the manufacturer seals all the seams and corners. This is also a smart move for getting rid of bacteria and odors.

Second, you need to remove all of the foam or liner from the inside of the shower curtain before you put it on. It’s easy to put the curtain over a dirty liner, and you’ll end up with a shower curtain that has mold and mildew on it. To get rid of this, simply remove the liner and throw it away.

Third, you need to measure out the dimensions of the opening in the shower curtain to ensure that it will fit into your opening. Most manufacturers do not offer their curtains with the proper dimensions, so make sure you get this information before you purchase a new curtain. You should also measure the length of the opening to ensure that the shower curtain will cover the full length of the opening.

Fourth, you need to cut the opening in the shower curtain so that it will be the right length. It’s important to cut the opening in the right shape so that it will fit into the opening perfectly. While you’re measuring, you may want to consider getting a pair of utility knife and a pair of scissors.

Fifth, you need to attach the shower curtain to the shower rod. This is often the hardest part of the installation process. Take your time and be very careful with the edges of the cuts you make.

Sixth, you need to take your shower curtain, pull it up, and lay it on top of the rod. You want to hold the curtain with the sides in the right direction so that it fits snugly against the rod. When you’re sewing the rod to the curtain, use a straight stitch, as opposed to a zigzag stitch to prevent the rod from fraying.

Seventh, you need to staple the trim onto the rod and the curtain. This is the easiest part of the installation process, and if you make the mistakes above, you may be able to save yourself some money by being more careful with your stitching.

Eighth, you need to clip the trim onto the rod and the curtain. Most of the trim is for looks, so you may want to leave it off for this stage. Clip it on the rod and hold it in place, using a long ruler to ensure that you get a perfect seal.

Ninth, you need to trim the edges of the shower curtain so that it matches the seam on the rod. You can use a serrated blade to achieve a perfect look, or just use scissors if you prefer.

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