This time of year, many of us are enjoying the warm weather by going to beaches or swimming pools, and often coming home with wet clothes or swimsuits. Placing wet clothes in a hamper can lead to mold growth in a very short period of time. Not only can mold stain your clothes, but it can spread to other areas of your home. In addition, having a large amount of wet clothes packed into a small area can even increase the relative humidity levels inside the house.
The best way to prevent mold is to never put wet clothes or towels into a hamper. Hang them somewhere where they can dry out first. If you have tennis shoes which have become wet, consider letting them dry outside before bringing them into the house.
If you’re not going to do laundry right away, you can always throw wet clothes into the dryer long enough to remove the moisture, and then place them in the hamper. Make sure that your clothes dryer is vented outside of the home so that you are not releasing moist air back into your house.
If you do experience mold, call the mold experts at Disaster Plus for a free estimate