How can I deter mold growth in my basement laundry?
Asked by Shelley Godwin
My laundry room is in an old (1905 built) basement. I have a front loading washing machine and since moving here, I've been plagued with black mold growing in the soap dispensers and drawer interior. I started with keeping the drawer open in order they air dry. But still smelled the mold odor. I used the new Tide product to no avail. When I finally pulled out the entire drawer, the whole interior had a black mold coating. After cleaning it all out, I now take out the entire drawer, wipe out the dispensing drawer, hot rinse and dry the drawer and dispensing units. What will need to be done to stop this?
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It is my understanding that detergent grows mold. Since your wash room is in the basement your humidity levels are contributing to the problem too.
Check out a product manufactured in the U.S. called LaundryPure by Vollara.
- This technology cleans clothes without detergent.
- We've had ours several years and are very pleased.
- It literally pays for itself and will eliminate your problem.
Hope that helps.
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Read "What product can I use to get rid of mold on the cinder blocks in my basement?" a Q&A answered by Maggie Michel.