6 Ways to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Closet
Mold growth is present everywhere, from outdoors to indoors and in every region in the world. This natural part of the environment is typically not an issue until it moves from outdoors to indoors, causing mold spores to grow on a damp or wet spot. Health risks may then develop, as mold produces irritants and allergens that may cause allergic reactions, upper respiratory tract symptoms, and more. Controlling mold in your home is imperative, especially in South Florida where mold and mildew are common.
South Florida homes are prone to mold and mildew due to all of the moisture and humidity in the region. The closet, however, is especially disposed to these issues because it offers an atmosphere perfect for mold to thrive. Cleaning up and removing the mold is typically a job for professionals. As such, preventing mold from growing in your closet to begin with is most favorable. Here are some tips to do so:
- Avoid packing clothing tightly together, as air circulation in between clothes is important.
- Make sure clothes are either hanging or in boxes, do not store clothing on the closet floor as moisture can appear underneath.
- Before putting your clothes away in the closet, make sure that they are completely dry.
- If possible, always keep the closet door open to maintain air circulation throughout the tiny space.
- Every once in a while it is important to completely clear out the closet and wash its contents.
- Always choose wire shelves as opposed to solid shelves to improve air circulation.
Taking these steps will go a long way in preventing mold from becoming an issue in your home’s closet. However, mold can still form and spread quickly, requiring immediate response. Contact SERVPRO as soon as you recognize an issue and we will provide fast, efficient, and professional service for all of your mold remediation and removal needs!