Question

How can I deter mold growth in my basement laundry?

Asked by Shelley Godwin
Washington, IL

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?

Answer

Answered by Michael Church

Knoxville , TN

Indoor Air Quality Specialists, Inc.

March 24, 2012

Hi Shelley,

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.

Sincerely,

Michael Church

 

For more information:

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.

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