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Keeping Mold Off Of Your Things

Aug 18, 2007
Mold grows everywhere, but sometimes we humans give it a little help by some of the habits we exhibit in our daily lives. We do not always know when mold is present, though, or what may cause mold to grow or what prevents it from growing.

There are a few different things that you can do in order to keep mold off of your stuff and out of your house, but you will not be able to get rid of all mold from your living environment.

It is in the air we breathe and on the ground we walk on; only when it starts to grow in colonies can we see it with the naked eye. While you cannot completely get rid of it, you can help prevent it from growing in colonies on your personal belongings.

Any fruit and vegetables in your kitchen should be checked for mold every day or so and anything that is showing spots of mold should have the mold either cut out of it or simply thrown away. Do not allow mold-contaminated fruits or vegetables to stay in your refrigerator or next to anything else.

If you have a baby or babysit one on a regular basis, odds are good that you have some baby bottles in your kitchen. They are made of odd shapes these days and sometimes you cannot get them completely dry and this includes some toddler sippy cups that have hollow handles that allow liquid from juice or milk inside.

If they are not cleaned properly and dried thoroughly, mold can grow in them. The solution? After washing them and drying them, put them in your freezer until you need them again.

Mold does not like to grow in cold temperatures and if the bottle has been washed immediately before being put in the freezer, it should be sterile.

Also, any wet clothing should never be thrown onto carpet and left there or even really on any floor. Once they stay there for over 24 hours, mold can start to grow on these and if the wet item is at the bottom of a dirty laundry basket or even worse, on the bottom of the floor of a closet underneath dry dirty clothes, it can contaminate everything else that it touches.

The best way to deal with wet clothing from a swimming pool or from being outside in the snow is to wash it as soon as possible and do not put it in the same basket with dry clothes.
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Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of quality
Mold Remediation and
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