How to remove mold in your kitchen


Over the years, many clients of FastFix Restoration have asked us about mold and how to protect their houses from mold in their kitchens. Here are some tips- 

  • Keep humidity levels low. This is the most important thing you can do to prevent mold growth. The ideal humidity level for a kitchen is between 40% and 50%. You can use a hygrometer to measure the humidity in your kitchen. If the humidity is too high, you can use a dehumidifier to lower it.
  • Ventilate your kitchen properly. When you’re cooking, make sure to turn on the exhaust fan or open a window to let the steam escape. This will help to prevent moisture from building up in the air.
  • Fix any leaks. Leaks from pipes, appliances, or the roof can all lead to mold growth. If you find a leak, fix it immediately.
  • Clean up spills and messes right away. Even a small amount of water can lead to mold growth if it’s not cleaned up quickly. Soak up spills with a paper towel or cloth, and then wipe the area down with a damp cloth.
  • Dry dishes and cookware thoroughly. Don’t leave wet dishes or cookware sitting out. Dry them immediately after washing.
  • Empty the trash can regularly. Stale food and garbage can provide a breeding ground for mold. Empty the trash can at least once a day, and more often if necessary.
  • Clean your appliances regularly. The inside of your refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven can all get moldy if they’re not cleaned regularly. Wipe down the inside of these appliances with a damp cloth every week or two.
  • Use mold-resistant materials. When you’re choosing materials for your kitchen, look for those that are mold-resistant. This includes things like countertops, flooring, and cabinetry.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent mold growth in your kitchen. Mold can be a health hazard, so it’s important to take steps to prevent it.

Here are a few more tips:

  • Use a dehumidifier in your kitchen during the winter months, when the air is drier.
  • If you have a garbage disposal, run it for a few minutes after each use.
  • Keep your kitchen cabinets and drawers clean and dry.
  • If you see any signs of mold, clean it up immediately.

FastFix believes prevention is crucial in keeping your kitchen mold-free.

If you have mold issues in your kitchen, in the Los Angeles area, we are here to help. Our team will arrive at your property at your earliest convenience to inspect the water-damaged area and make a strategy to eliminate the consequences of the disaster quickly.

We want this blog to not only offer our services but to educate and make you aware of what you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your home.   Our work is guaranteed, and we provide emergency water damage restoration, mold remediation, and fire restoration services in the following areas: 


Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Encino, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Bel Air.

Call us at – 818-688-6288

Why Dry Fogging Doesn’t Work For Mold Remediation

Many companies are advertising a new technology called “Dry Fog” and are even going so far as to say that it is the “Future Of Mold Remediation.”

Is it for real?

Dry fogging can not destroy the source of the spore growth, causing mold damage in your home. It’s simple- Your mold will return because it was not destroyed at its source. That is why we would never waste your money on this gimmick.  Actual mold removal eliminates all traces and spores of mold by seeping through her floor and drywall, all the way to the studs, to eliminate the source of the problem. Fogging is cheaper and less invasive, but we can not guarantee that dry fogging will work… So, do you want to take a chance?

True Story:

A woman came to FastFix Restoration because she had recently paid for dry fogging services in her home, and the mold returned after a few days. We explained to her that even though the Fogging Company promised it would remove mold…dry fogging, in fact, is not a real mold removal solution. She had to start over and do it right.


The Bottom Line – Dry Fogging Does Not Penetrate Hard Surfaces

In this process of dry fogging, the microbial Volatile Organic Compound vapor might eliminate the MUSTY smell in the air. But it can not kill the spores. Nor does it kill the source of the mold, which will continue to release spores into the air. Your house might smell better. The air might test cleaner, but in a matter of hours, days, or weeks, your mold will return.

FastFix does it right

Dry Fogging is just not invasive enough and does not affect the underlying surfaces that contain the source of your mold. In essence, this is a band-aid fix.

Our process is simple- we inspect the damage, apply treatments, and ensure that the mold does not return. We use HEPA-filtered equipment, protective gear, and antimicrobial chemicals to remove any traces of mold from your property.

You can Trust FastFix.

FastFix Restoration understands homeowners’ hardship when experiencing mold in their houses. No one wants to demolish their property, but we also know that no one wants to live in a home with mold. We all know how dangerous it can become.

Let a professional take a look and see what is best. We guarantee our work and stand by the traditional method approved by the IICRC S520 for successful mold remediation.

Call us For a FREE MOLD inspection.

We are providing mold removal and remediation services in the following areas: 

Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Encino, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Bel Air.

CALL US @ (818)-688-6288

Why Is Mold Dangerous And How To Proceed With Mold Remediation?

Mold is a substance that is found in a lot of homes, and people are typically always concerned about the mold in their houses. This blog post will provide reasons why mold is dangerous for health and home structure and provide some tips on how to protect yourself and your home from mold.

Mold is a word that is thrown around a lot these days, but what does it mean, exactly?

Molds are a natural part of our environment and are constantly decomposing organic materials outdoors, such as leaves, wood, soil, etc. Molds are ubiquitous, meaning they are found everywhere in outdoor and indoor environments. For instance, Mold could be found in the food that you eat, the air that you breathe, and even the walls of your home.

Some molds like different environmental conditions. Some mold likes cold (check in the back of your refrigerator), and some like hot environments. Different types of mold also love wet conditions, and some prefer somewhat dry.

Molds, like all living things, need various things to grow and survive.

  1. They need organic materials like drywall, wood, carpet, paper, etc.
  2. How Long Does It Take For Mold To Grow: Usually 48-72 hours.
  3. Temperature – generally the exact temperature that we like.
  4. Low airflow.
  5. Water – is the main ingredient for mold growth.

The route of exposure to molds is through inhalation or breathing in spores and hyphal fragments. Moreover, some fungi, under certain conditions, can release Mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are complex chemical toxins that can be inhaled, ingested, and absorbed through the skin, which are incredibly harmful to humans and animals. One of the most toxic and dangerous mycotoxin producers is Stachybotrys.

Stachybotrys (black toxic mold) is a hydrophilic mold that loves to grow on continuously wet drywall and other low-nitrogen building materials. It’s a slow grower and is sticky due to the mucous enzyme it produces. Generally taking between 7-12 days.

It can cause several health problems, including headaches, fatigue, and allergic reactions. Molds are also associated with the development of asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems. Molds can also cause vast structural damage to your building.

Mold remediation services are the process of removing mold and restoring the area to its natural, healthy state. The health of the individual and the air quality in the area is the top priority. Mold removal is typically done by certified experts, and it is best to contact a professional for help with mold.

We hope you enjoyed our blog post about why you should avoid mold. We appreciate the attention this topic has received and want to make sure that you are aware of the dangers that it poses. Mold can be found in a variety of places in your home (For Instance, In the Kitchen ), but luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent these spots from becoming moldy. We want to make sure people are aware of the dangers that mold poses.

Engaging the services of a mold remediation, water damage, and fire restoration company like FastFix is not just a preference; it is a necessity.

We want this blog to not only offer our professional mold remediation services but also educate and make you aware of what you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your home. You can find more information about mold remediation on the FAQ Page. FastFix Restoration understands the hardship that homeowners can face when experiencing property loss.

Our work is guaranteed, and we provide emergency mold remediation services in the following areas:

Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Encino, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Bel Air.

Call/Text us @ 818-688-6288


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