Keeping your Laundry Room Fresh

Keeping your Laundry Room Fresh

Laundry rooms offer the perfect climate for mold growth - heat and humidity. Taking steps to control humidity and quick clean-up can help reduce the possibility of future problems.

Keep your laundry room clean and free from excess molds and pollen:

Don't hang clothes or linens out to dry, as molds and pollen may collect in them and can make your allergies worse.

Have your dryer vent cleaned at least every other year to avoid overworking your dryer (which can potentially cause laundry room fires).

Air out damp clothes and shoes (in the house) before storing.

Remove laundry from the washing machine promptly; don't leave wet clothes in the washer.

Wash your bedding once a week in hot water.

Keep humidity in the laundry room below fifty percent.

Humidity can be reduced with a dehumidifier, an open window, a good ventilation system or a ceiling fan.

For more information on indoor air quality, visit the AdvantaClean webpage.