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3 Spots to Check for Mold in Your Kitchen February 11, 2019

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3 Spots to Check for Mold in Your Kitchen, Honolulu, Hawaii

Mold is one of the trickiest issues to remove from your home. It can grow in any dark and moist area, which makes it particularly prevalent in the kitchen. Even if you don’t see it, you may experience its side effects like respiratory infections and skin allergies. Discover some of the often overlooked places in the kitchen you should check regularly so you know when to seek mold remediation services.

3 Common Places in the Kitchen Where Mold Grows

1. Coffee Machine

Cleaning out the coffee pot every day is a smart precaution, but you also need to pay attention to the water reservoir. This is the perfect place for mold to grow, especially if you haven’t used the coffee pot in several days. Once or twice a month, fill the reservoir with water and denture tablets—their peroxide and bleach will kill any mold lurking inside.

2. Beneath the Sink

mold-remediation-ohana-environmental-constructionYou likely only glance beneath the sink to get cleaning supplies, but the next time you’re down there, take a closer look. It’s a common spot for mold to grow, especially if there’s a leak. Mold can go undetected here for some time, and if you find a colony, you’ll need to reach out to mold remediation professionals to handle the job.

3. The Refrigerator

Expired produce and other foods are known growing grounds for mold, so you’ll want to remove them from your fridge right away. Mold can thrive in vegetable drawers and other contained spaces and spread to other foods. Always stay on top of what’s about to expire. You’ll save money not wasting other foods and won’t have to worry about accidentally ingesting mold.

 

If you need mold remediation services, turn to the team at Ohana Environmental Construction. They bring over 35 years of combined experience in waste management to their Honolulu, HI, clients, and assist with water damage, mold remediation, and combating other environmental hazards. You can count on their 24/7 emergency response services. Learn more about their services online, and call (808) 836-6955 today to receive a free estimate.

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