When you think of the places in your home that are at the greatest risk of mold growth, you probably think of your bathroom, your basement, and your kitchen. You want to keep all these areas free of mold because it could spread and lead to health issues for you and your family. However, this is particularly important in your kitchen because that is where your food is located. A mold problem in your kitchen could spread quickly and lead to very harmful effects. Use these three tips to prevent mold from growing in your kitchen.
Make Sure It’s Clean & Dry
There are a lot of sources of moisture in your kitchen, including your sink, steam from the dishes you cook, and your dishwasher (if you have one). It’s important to keep all the places in your kitchen as clean and dry as possible. Mold often gathers on food and spreads quickly, so make sure to clean your refrigerator out often. Also, if anything spills or spoils make sure to address it as soon as possible. By doing this, you’ll prevent mold from even forming in your kitchen.
Think About Your Storage
Keeping the places you store your food and dishes clean will go a long way toward ensuring mold doesn’t grow in your kitchen. One of the most common ways mold forms in kitchens happens when a person washes dishes and puts them away without making sure they’re completely dry. The fact that the dishes are wet and the cabinet is a warm, enclosed space means that the person who has placed the dishes has created the ideal environment for mold growth. As previously mentioned, it’s also important to clean out your refrigerator regularly.
Use Your Garbage Disposal
Using your garbage disposal regularly can go a long way towards preventing mold growth. Food scraps can accumulate in your sink, and left unaddressed can provide a place for mold to form and spread. Running your garbage disposal will allow you to break down this debris and to reduce the possibility of mold growing. Make sure that when you’re finished running your disposal, you clean your sink as well.
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