Your kitchen is a high-risk area for mould growth. The combination of heat, moisture, dark corners, and stored food make it the perfect breeding ground. Read on for some helpful reminders about which areas of your kitchen need some special attention.
Hopefully, you have some form of ventilation system. At best, it will be a super powered duct above your stove. At worst, an open window. Ventilation in kitchens is extremely important as cooking and baking will inevitably generate steam that dramatically increases the humidity in the space. Mould thrives in humidity – this is why ventilation is so important.
The danger of cabinets and cupboards is that they create dark spaces, another environmental factor that supports mould growth. It is important to only store dry items or food in airtight containers in these places. This is because the issue of mould growth can be further escalated if moisture is added to the mix. Fruits, cakes, vegetables, for example.
Try your best to keep these surfaces dry and clean. Remember, mould thrives in moist environments. Condensation and steam can quickly contribute to a mould problem.
Moisture and leftover food not only attract bugs and rodents, but they also encourage mould growth. Keep your dishes clean to mitigate this risk. Furthermore, make sure that all dishes are completely dry before returning them to where they belong. This excess moisture can, again, lead to mould growth. Especially if the dishes are being stored in a dark environment.
Unsurprisingly, rubbish bins attract mould. The combination of moisture, high humidity, and darkness is the absolute perfect place for mould to grow. Ward off mould growth by consistently emptying your bin at regular intervals throughout the week.
Although humidity may not be an issue, fridges can still become a hot spot for mould. A key instigator of mould growing in fridges is soiled food. Be sure to remove and discard any out-of-date or off-food as quickly as possible. Regularly checking your fridge for these items is a straightforward way to keep mould at bay.
With these hot tips and tricks in your arsenal you should be ready to dispel any threat of mould growing in your kitchen. It is important to stay on top of maintenance tasks and keep a careful eye out for any suspicions of mould activity.
As always, do not hesitate to contact the AllAces Cleaning & Restoration team for help if you feel that the mould situation is beyond you. That includes mould remediations and mould inspections. We can be reached on 1800 00 1010 or my emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the form below to submit any questions or quote requests.