How Can I Get Rid of Mold Growing in My Closet?

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Things You'll Need

  • Tarp

  • Rubber gloves

  • Face mask

  • Spray bottle

  • Water

  • Dishwashing soap

  • Stiff brush

  • Towel

Your closet can be free of mold.

Closets are an excellent place for mold to start growing. While this may be good news for the mold, it's not so great for the homeowner to deal with. Closets are typically poorly ventilated, kept dark and can have moisture issues, particularly if they are connected to an outside wall. These are conditions in which mold thrives. To get rid of the mold growing in your closet, clean the area thoroughly.


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Step 1

Open any windows that are near the closet to help ventilate the room during the mold removal. Lay a tarp down on your closet floor to protect it from the cleaning solutions.

Step 2

Wear rubber gloves and a protective face mask while cleaning the mold in the closet. The face mask is particularly important since you will be cleaning up the mold in the confined space of the closet.

Step 3

Add a few cups of water to a spray bottle. Spray all the mold-covered areas in the closet with the water to keep spores from spreading in the air.


Step 4

Fill a bucket with warm water, adding several drops of mild dishwashing soap.

Step 5

Scrub down the mold in the closet using the detergent cleaning solution and a stiff brush. Remove all mold with this cleaning method.

Step 6

Spray down the closet again using the spray bottle filled with water. This should rinse away the detergent solution.

Step 7

Use a large towel to dry all the surfaces in the closet that you scrubbed. Keep the door or doors open until the surfaces are completely dry.


J. Johnson

J. Johnson has been completing freelance writing work since September 2009. Her work includes writing website content and small client projects. Johnson holds a degree in English from North Carolina State University.