Asked on Jul 31, 2017

Need a solution/fix for under my kitchen sink cabinet. It gets moldy.

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  • Carol Barr Schumaker Carol Barr Schumaker on Jul 31, 2017
    My Dishwasher is in the cabinet next to this cabinet, so the hoses go thru that cabinet to cabinet under the sink. And my sink itself gets moisture underneath it when i use it to wash dishes??? What can i do to keep mold from building up?

  • Dottie Caldwell Dottie Caldwell on Jul 31, 2017
    You won't get rid of the mold until you find the source of the moisture. Mold can be toxic, making you sick in ways that you might not be aware of.

  • FL FL on Jul 31, 2017
    Get it dry and keep it dry by checking for any leaks. Wrap pipes so they don't drip condensation. The Dollar Tree sells these things about 3" high and 6" wide that are containers with a dry chemical in it to absorb and collect water from closets, cabinets, etc. You can try using one or two of those ($1 each) or they also sell them in grocery and other stores under the name Damp Rid ("Damp Rid is a product designed to prevent mold and mildew from growing in the home or office. The manufacturer produces a variety of products, all of which use calcium chloride to eliminate moisture from the air.") They come in all sizes and forms,start at $2, and you can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, etc.) Good luck!

    • Carol Barr Schumaker Carol Barr Schumaker on Jul 31, 2017
      I just can't imagine other than my sink itself (underneath it) is where the moisture is coming from.....because the dishwasher has the correct piping installed as manufacturer called for in next cabinet. These are brand new cabinets also. Uhhhgggg Thanks tho I have bought that and put under my sink it just doesnt seem to help. And with my luck I have to replace my sink and it is installed in my granite so now what? Wow what an ordeal.

  • Jil27595722 Jil27595722 on Jul 31, 2017
    Find the leak that's causing the mold, ASAP! Then keep a small canister of Damp-Rid under there to absorb dampness.

    • Carol Barr Schumaker Carol Barr Schumaker on Jul 31, 2017
      I just can't imagine other than my sink itself (underneath it) is where the moisture is coming from.....because the dishwasher has the correct piping installed as manufacturer called for in next cabinet. These are brand new cabinets also. Uhhhgggg Thanks tho I have bought that and put under my sink it just doesnt seem to help. And with my luck I have to replace my sink and it is installed in my granite so now what? Wow what an ordeal.

  • Benita Cicero Benita Cicero on Jul 31, 2017
    wash it using peroxide. Then buy moisture beads ( I get them at dollar tree) and open the container. Check it monthly as beads dissolve and contain moisture collected. empty and replace as needed.

    • Carol Barr Schumaker Carol Barr Schumaker on Jul 31, 2017
      I just can't imagine other than my sink itself (underneath it) is where the moisture is coming from.....because the dishwasher has the correct piping installed as manufacturer called for in next cabinet. These are brand new cabinets also. Uhhhgggg Thanks tho I have bought that and put under my sink it just doesnt seem to help. And with my luck I have to replace my sink and it is installed in my granite so now what? Wow what an ordeal.

  • Benita Cicero Benita Cicero on Jul 31, 2017
    Just curious Carol, were you in the US AF? knew someone by that name years ago in Los Angeles...my last name was Baggett

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 31, 2017
    You must have a little leak somewhere under your sink, around the edges of the sink, or your faucet that is going down into the cupboard. Clean with bleach and rinse with vinegar water. May be if you leave your cupboard open over night or when no one is around during the day, the humidity won't build so bad. My dishwasher is next to my sink and I have never had mold under my sink.

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    • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 31, 2017
      Your very welcome, glad I could try to help.

  • Carol Barr Schumaker Carol Barr Schumaker on Jul 31, 2017
    thank you for all your responses......i think i'm going to just call a plummer and be done with it. lol thanks tho

  • FL FL on Jul 31, 2017
    Sorrythis is an issue for you. Can you get a plumber who will give a free estimate and maybe he can at least identify the problem? Then you will at least know where the moisture is coming from. These little things become headaches sometimes but I am sure it will be a quick and simple fix when you figure out the reason why its happening. Good luck!