KITCHEN MOLD PREVENTION TIPS AND ADVICE

Tip 1:
Clean your kitchen!

Mold can grow in your kitchen because of food dropped behind the oven or under the refrigerator. These areas are difficult to clean, but if you know food or water has reached them, clean them promptly. While you're back there, consider applying our mold prevention spray which is guaranteed to stop mold from growing for a minimum of 6 months!

Another place to check and keep clean is in the back of cabinets. Avoid cluttering cabinets and keep them clean and dry to prevent mold growth.

Tip 2:
Periodically check for leaks!

Mold is commonly found under sinks due to small unnoticed leaks. If mold is growing you will oftentimes smell a musty odor.

Apply Endurance BioBarrier under your kitchen sink to give you peace of mind. Even if leaks occur, mold will not grow between your inspections.

Tip 3:
Clear out old food!

If you have food in your refrigerator that you do not expect to eat, throw it out immediately-especially leftover food in carry-out containers.

Rotting food such as fruit and vegetables are a breeding ground for mold. Look for rotten food in the rear and bottom of your fridge, as well as in containers like a fruit bowl.

Tip 4:
Run your garbage disposal often!

Mold thrives in garbage disposals. Run your disposal once a day and pour vinegar down it two or three times a month to kill bacteria and keep it clean. EBB Cleaner Prep is water-based and biodegradable unlike bleach and can also be used to keep your disposal clean.

Tip 5:
Clean your drip pan!

The drip tray that catches water, usually on the front and bottom of refrigerators, should be cleaned several times a year.

Newer refrigerators with water dispensers often have mold or mildew stains in these trays as well. Application of EBB will prevent these stains and keep your fridge looking new and clean.

Tip 6:
Wash and clean your cutting board!

Cutting boards are a common location for mold growth. Cleaning them with vinegar or EBB Cleaner Prep will stop mold growth.

Tip 7:
Keep water flow low!

When using your sink and running water, keep the flow as low as possible so that less splashing occurs. Less pressure and water flow will also reduce the risk of leaks.

Tip 8:
Wash dishes daily!

If plates and dishes are not washed regularly and are allowed to pile up, mold will build up as well. Cereal bowls with milk residue grow mold quickly. When dishes are stacked, they are often unable to dry out and will cause mold growth if given enough time.

This mold is easy to clean away, but it can still spread to other areas of your home and should be prevented as much as possible.

Tip 9:
Empty trash cans regularly!

Mold can grow within 24 hours, and it will surely grow in your trash bin if not emptied daily. Always make sure to empty garbage bins before leaving for vacations!

Tip 10:
Turn the stove fan on when cooking!

If you are ever boiling water for meal preparation, turn your stove fan on to provide moisture with and exit. These fans should discharge outdoors, not in your attic.

Tip 11:
Clean appliances after use!

Mold will grow just about anywhere if given enough time with moisture and a food source. That is why it is so important to keep clean the appliances you use to make your food. Blenders, coffee pots, and microwaves can all serve as a breeding ground for mold if allowed.

It may come as a surprise, but mold spores are not effectively killed by microwave radiation and can form colonies on crumbs or spills. Appliances are often sealed, covered, or closed when not in use, cutting off air flow and trapping in mold spores.

Frequent use of appliances typically prevents mold spores from creating colonies. But be mindful if you do not use something often that it should not be left uncleaned after use.