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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew

With 25 years of experience in the cleaning services industry, Molly Maid is here to help you create a safe, clean home with these tips on preventing mold and mildew.

• Bathrooms can be one of the places where mold and mildew is most likely to start growing due to the high moisture level and warm temperatures. One way to beat the buildup before it starts is to keep your bathroom(s) as well lit as possible, since both of these fungi prefer dark places to grow. If you have windows, keep the curtains open when possible.

• Using non-ammonia based cleaners and wiping down the shower walls after use can drastically cut down on the amount of mold and mildew seen in the shower and tub. Check out this blog post about cleaning up mold to learn more.

• Clean out the fridge on occasion and wipe out all the moisture built up on the walls. If the refrigerator has too much moisture in it for too long, mold and mildew are much more likely to thrive.

• To prevent mildew smell, place a dryer sheet in boxes you plan to store for awhile. You can also use a dryer sheet inside shoes or gloves to help promote a fresh scent.

If you want professional cleaning services to help prevent mold and mildew in your home, contact your local Molly Maid for a no-obligation quote on home cleaning services.

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