So you are in the mood for a good old fashion PB& J on white bread, but your happy childhood memories flutter away at the sight of a nasty patch of green mold taking over your bread loaf. However, it’s really not all that shocking for us to discover mold making itself at home on a loaf of bread. Sad in the PB&J moment for sure, but we have seen mold before. We move on and grab something else to eat. The reality is though that mold can make itself quite comfortable in many other areas of our kitchens such as our sinks, trashcans, cutting boards, and even on our dishes. Take a look at these 10 easy tips to prevent mold from making itself at home in your kitchen: Kitchen Mold:
- Keep your kitchen well ventilated, such as regularly opening windows and doors. Make good use of your exhaust fans to help decrease humidity while you are cooking and be sure to wipe up spills in a timely fashion.
- Wash used dishes daily and dry them completely before putting them away.
- If you use a dishwasher, use a clean cloth to wipe the edges of the seal at least once a week. This will remove any food debris as well as any left behind moisture.
- Mold can grow in your sink when leftover food particles or nasty grease is left behind. Wipe out your sink regularly to prevent mold from moving in.
- Wash your sponge regularly to prevent mold and bacteria growth.
- Run your garbage disposal daily and clean it frequently with a few cups of vinegar to ward off any mold growth.
Keep an eye on fresh fruit and vegetables in the kitchen. A fruit bowl on the counter is enticing to the hungry tummy and wooly mold too!
- Line your trashcan with a bit of old newspaper to collect moisture from the bag. Then toss both when you empty the trash.
- Clean our your refrigerator on a regular basis to toss out any old food such as rotting vegetables, fruits, and cheeses.
- Empty the drip pan of your refrigerator once a month to prevent mold growth.
For more information on mold growth prevention or questions concerning mold, contact Guardian Mold Prevent today by dialing 866.681.6653. Our certified mold specialists are glad to answer all of your questions and provide you with expert advice.