Is there any way to prevent mold?

Is there any way to prevent mold?

ArmyWife4311 ArmyWife4311
We have a problem under our sink and mold COVERED one of my makeup bags that was under there. I'm so mad!! I have no idea what's causing it, all I know is that it is real warm and moist under the sink. Any suggestions?
07/31/2012
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Ningyo Ningyo
Warmth + moisture = mold.
Try letting it air out under the sink or invest in a dehumidifier.
07/31/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
You could try placing a can of DampRid underneath there to absorb some of the moisture. You might want to have a plumber check out the sink since the pipes could be leaking underneath it.
07/31/2012
Beck Beck
Light! Mold is a fungus. Fungus grows at night. It only needs a little light to process for nourishment. But if there is light all the time mold can't grow as fast. Because mold needs darkness. It can still grow in the light, but can't grow as fast.

What conditions make mold grow?
07/31/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Air it out as best you can, use a 10% bleach solution to kill the mold and make sure the pipes under the sink are not leaking. Condensation from the cold water supply line may also be causing the damp environment, you can find pipe insulation at most hardware stores. That is an easy fix and can help the problem. Just measure the size of the pipe and find the right size insulation.



find the kind like the pic above, it has an adhesive already applied, you simply pull off the plastic and stick the two sides together.

Another idea would be to provide some form of ventilation, a couple holes on each side of the cabinet would work fine. Even some little rubber bumpers put on the door(s) to keep them slightly open would help.
07/31/2012
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Vinegar will kill the mold completely and it's definitely a lot less noxious than bleach. But it would probably help to put a cup of that damp-rid stuff there after you clean to keep the mold from coming back. And maybe check your under-sink pipes for leaks.
07/31/2012
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