For many years I have worked as a mold and mildew removal specialist and in that time I have removed mildew from almost every area in the hands you can imagine. Under carpets, in basements, in closets and also a bit attics, where ever you can think of. I’ve cleaned mildew. It’s not always the most pleasant job ashore, but I’m always happy to take these unpleasant molds out of people’s homes. As you can imagine, I’m often asked a lot of questions about mildew prevention, and in particular about how to prevent mold and mildew from closets. Here are a few mold and mildew removal tips that might help you out.
How to prevent mildew in closet is the same way that you would remove mildew from any other part of your home. Mildew loves damp, dark and unventilated areas so if you can keep areas in your home dry, bright and well aired then chances are you’re going to be fine. So how can we apply these ideas to a cupboard?
Top of the list of things to avoid is putting damp clothes back into your wardrobe. Please make sure that all clean laundry is thoroughly dry before you fold it up and put it away because it won’t dry once it’s folded in the cupboard and that will attract the mold. This especially applies also to items like leather boots. If you’ve been out in the rain don’t throw your wet boots into the back of a cupboard, let them dry out first.
If you are never sure that you have a home that suffers from dampness, then you could certainly think about putting a portable dehumidifier into your closet. For very small place you might get away with a number of small silica gel sachets. These sometimes come in the box with new clothing for just the purpose of keeping them dry.
Some people place a light bulbs inside their closet to help them see what they are doing. However these can also serve the second purpose of creating enough dry heat to also help remove moisture from the air. Of course there’s also no harm in leaving your cupboard doors open for a couple of hours each week.
As the old English saying goes prevention is better than cure. The same is true with in preventing mold and mildew in your cupboards, closets and wardrobes.