What Causes Mould in Wardrobes?
Mould in wardrobes can be caused by a huge number of factors, but there are two main causes that are the most likely explanations. It’s these causes that should be addressed first and foremost when attempting to tackle mould growth in wardrobes.
Condensation is a common complaint, particularly around windows and on walls. This moisture can cause humidity levels inside your home to rise, creating a nice environment for mould to form. Mould can be even more likely to form if you have your wardrobe pushed up tightly against your walls. If you’ve got mould in a wardrobe, prevent it by pulling your wardrobe away from the wall a little, creating more air flow and better ventilation.
2. Damp Clothing
Picture this situation – the clothes hanging on the line are nearly dry, and your washing machine has just finished cleaning another load. Rather than wait, you simply pop your damp washing on hangers and put them away in your wardrobe – they’ll hang dry in there. Big mistake. What you’re doing is introducing moisture into an enclosed environment. On top of this, wardrobes tend to be very dark inside. Damp and dark conditions = ideal breeding grounds for mould and mildew.
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