How do I keep mold out of closets?


Our walk-in closet opens off the bathroom. Constant fight with mold

  6 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 09, 2019

    Damp Rid is fantastic for this. Get the kind that you hang in the closet. Keep an eye on them and swap out as the crystals "disappear".

  • Russbow Russbow on Apr 09, 2019

    I think most likely you have to much humidity. 35% to 40% is the target. You likely need a DE humidifier. I have used one in my basement for years, and use the water from it to water plants, and feed a HUMIDIFIER upstairs as we use a wood stove that dries the air.

  • Oliva Oliva on Apr 09, 2019

    Your bath exhaust fan should be run during showers and baths, and for a minimum of 20-30 minutes afterwards.

    Towels, etc. should never be laundered with fabric softener, because it decreases absorption of linens.

    If you have a bathroom window, and exterior humidity levels are low, open the bath window.

    Run a dehumidifier, as suggested.

  • Dehumidifier is what you need. My friends in humid climates have them. Run the bathroom exhaust fan during and after showering. Open a window, even a portable fan will work.

  • Kathleen Basiewicz Kathleen Basiewicz on Apr 15, 2019

    Purchase a damp chaser and keep it plugged in during the Spring thru Fall. You can find them at hardware stores such as Ace. I keep one in my walk-in closet and bedroom.

  • Retta Robinson Retta Robinson on Apr 15, 2019

    Many good suggestions for lowering the humidity, but you must also leave the closet door open. The humidity is getting trapped in the closet which has no air circulation, and this is causing the mildew and mold. (PS: is your closet perhaps overstuffed so that air can't circulate around clothing?)

    • Jean Jean on Apr 15, 2019

      Closet opens into the bathroom. Not a good site to get air circulation with no moisture