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Kitchen Mold Problems

The bathroom is one of the most prominent rooms for mold, but the kitchen is also a big and often overlooked area for mold.  Kitchen mold occurs usually due to the high level of humidity found there.  A watched pot never boils, but it does leave humidity levels high in the room.  There’s also plenty of food and food particles for mold spores to attach to and grow on in the kitchen.

Mold remediation specialists advise that preventing kitchen mold growth usually as easy as keeping the kitchen clean and allowing sufficient ventilation.  Areas susceptible to mold growth in the kitchen include dish drainers used to dry dishes.  If not cleaned out and dried, they can become havens for mold spores.  Dishes themselves can become petri dishes for mold spores if left unwashed on countertops or tables.  Sponges are also a prime area for mold growth.  Replace sponges frequently – bi-monthly at most – to reduce the risk of mold growth.

Some kitchens have ventilation systems, but most don’t.  If your home isn’t equipped with a dehumidifier, you can ventilate the kitchen the old fashioned way – open some windows.  Allowing fresh air in and humidity out when cooking or using hot water can help keep your kitchen’s humidity levels down and lessen the risk for mold.

Mold growth under the sink is another situation mold removal teams often see.  Mold growth under the kitchen sink usually means a pipe from the kitchen sink is loose, cracked, or leaking in some way.  Kitchen plumbing is usually pretty easy to fix along with the mold issues that result from it.

For mold removal in your kitchen or any other area of your home, contact us today for a free estimate. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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