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Battling Mold and Mildew in Your Kitchen

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Understanding the most common causes of mold and mildew in your kitchen is the first and most efficient step in preventing fungal growth in your home.

The development of mold or mildew growth in your kitchen is highly likely to occur in your home if preventative measures are not taken. A hub for moisture and water, the kitchen is extremely susceptible to fungus growth of a wide variety. In South Florida, homeowners must be educated on the common causes of mold and mildew growth in their kitchens in order to avoid the damage from forming in the first place. From foul odors to health concerns and from costly damages to added homeowner stress, the ability to battle mold and mildew in your kitchen is extremely important.

Preventing mold from growing in your kitchen is as much about education as it is about action. In fact, so much of mold growth prevention lies in awareness and proactive measures to keep the kitchen safe for all of your friends and family. Keep in mind the following common causes of kitchen mold:

  • Leaks in your kitchen sink
  • Dirty or broken garbage disposal
  • Rotten fruits and vegetables
  • Water leaks from kitchen appliances
  • Higher levels of humidity
  • Fridge mold
  • Old cutting board mold

Understanding the most common causes of mold and mildew in your kitchen is the first and most efficient step in preventing fungal growth in your home. The kitchen is often the most central location of a home, a place where family members and friends gather. As such, protecting your kitchen from mold is imperative. To learn more about mold prevention or mold remediation in your home, contact our team of SERVPRO mold professionals at your earliest convenience.

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