A Dry Idea: Run your kitchen's exhaust fan while using the dishwasher, cooking, or otherwise creating moisture, and leave it running for 20 minutes after use. Do the same for your bathroom or laundry room fans. This vents any residual moisture in the air.
□ Replace discolored, cracked, or worn caulk around plumbing fixtures, paying close attention to the tub/shower enclosure.
□ Fill the tub or sink with water. The weight will stretch the gap between the fixture and the wall.
□ Using a caulk gun held at 45 degrees, push the bead ahead of the nozzle.
□ Use a spoon dipped in soapy water to apply a smooth finish before the caulk cures.
□ Check the grout around wall and floor tiles, especially in tiled showers. Replace as needed.
□ Use tile and marble sealers annually or as recommended by manufacturers.