How to Prevent Mold from Growing in the Kitchen

One place in the home that you have the potential of developing mold very much is in your kitchen, unlike the bathroom you are not just dealing with moisture you are also dealing with food that can get moldy. There are many things that you can do to prevent mold in your kitchen.

Change Your Dish Rack Towel Daily
If you place a dishtowel down underneath your dish rack make sure that it isn’t constantly saturated with water, the whole out of sight out of mind business could lead the hard to see kitchen item on its way to developing mold.

Rinse Your Dishes the Night Before If Can’t Do Them Till Morning
If you have dirty dishes and you aren’t going to be washing them that night, make sure to rinse out all of the food before you call it a night. It usually takes more than one night for something to get moldy, but it is still a good thing to do especially if you live in a hot climate.

Clean Out Your Fridge
It is a good idea to clean out your fridge at the end of the week. If there was something in there from Monday and you still have not eaten it is better to throw it out on Sunday rather than then waiting till next Sunday.

Turn On Your Stove Fan When You Boil Water
When you are cooking food that involves boiling water you will want to turn on your range hood fan, to avoid causing the wall behind your stove of becoming moist and leading to mold. Once the steam clears from the kitchen you can turn off the fan.

Ring Out Your Kitchen Sponge
During the time that you are not using you kitchen sponge for washing dishes or wiping off a counter or table you will want to make sure that it is completely rung out.

Use a Small Rug in the Kitchen
Keeping a bath mat size rug in the kitchen in front of the sink can also be help to limit the amount of water that ends up on your kitchen floor, therefore limiting the chance of mold developing on your floors.

Hang Towels and Wash Cloths Unwrinkled
When you are done using your dish towel, such as to dry your hands or dishes, hang it up so it is not folded or wrinkled until it is dry.

Wipe Up Spills
When you find that an ice cube has landed on the floor or the dishwater has splashed on the floor take the time to wipe up any water that is on your kitchen floor, the sooner the better.

You don’t want the place you prepare your food in to have mold. By doing some of these practices, if not all of them, you will help ensure that mold stays out of your kitchen.

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