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 Post subject: Mould in wall units
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:13 pm 
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Around a year ago i fitted a Howdens kitchen, the customer has contacted me saying there is mould in the wall units.

The units were fitted to a newly skimmed internal wall although some days later but he is claiming this is the reason.

I have never come across this before but surely this can only be happening a year later if the walls are still damp

Hob, extractor, kettle are on that wall

Any ideas guys?


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What's being stored in the cupboards?? How humid and ventilated is the kitchen?


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I dont know whats being stored I'm afraid, its a sizeable kitchen/ diner so ventilation etc shouldn't be an issue plus extractor on that wall

Shot in the dark how about constant steam from a kettle?

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steviejoiner74 wrote:
What's being stored in the cupboards??


Very important..

I got called back to a very simple kitchen installation with a musty smell and it turned out there were some old manky potatoes at the back of the cupboard......
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I had a similar problem with my mother in law's kitchen (fitted 2003) last year. Turned out that her idiot son had moved the kettle from one side if the kitchen (where there were purpose made 200mm deep carcasses) to the other and in the process had relocated the kettle directly beneath the upper cabinets.

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If it's near the cooker/kettle then that is quite likely the cause. We sometimes get a few mould spots on the back of a wall cabinet that is above the kettle, no other wall units in the kitchen have this trouble.
Another poss problem is the crockery cupboard, wet plates/mugs being put back in the cupboard could cause the same thing.


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Tell her to clean it with special mould cleaner and leave an unopened tub of rice (uncooked) at the back of the cupboard. The rice draws in the moisture. I read this a while ago.


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