Tips for Protecting Wood Doors from Mold

A common enemy of wood doors is mold. Wood is vulnerable to mold because it is a porous material which makes it hard to remove unless one does so properly. Because we want you to enjoy your apparel doors, changing room doors, exterior doors, etc., for years to come, we would like to provide you with the following tips for preventing mold from forming on your doors and tips to get rid of it once it has left its mark.

  • Check ambient humidity levels: The main culprit that causes mold damage is moisture. Try controlling mold using a dehumidifier so that the air does not get too moist and wet. Also, try setting your thermostat at 78°F in order to prevent mold from forming in other parts of your home, to maximize energy efficiency and cut cooling costs.
  • Evaluate your AC: A faulty or improperly set AC could contribute to high humidity levels in your home and thus the formation of mold. Check your AC unit to see that it is set at the proper temperature, that is cycling on and off periodically and that the coils are clean.
  • Eliminate Clutter: Clutter prevents air from circulating. This blockage can contribute to condensation and the formation of micro-particles that can lead to mold growth.
  • Have your home inspected: Mold is not always immediately visible to home owners. It is possible that there is hidden mold in dry walls, ceiling tiles, heating, and air conditioning vents of your home. Have a professional inspect your home for such hidden sources of mold. He or she should also be able to give you additional tips on controlling and removing mold.wood doors

Removing Mold from Wood

As we’ve suggested, removing mold from wood can be difficult and require several attempts but it is not impossible. The supplies you will need include vinegar, soap and water. Spray the mold with this mixture and wipe thoroughly with a rag or sponge. Doors that are made of composite materials generally do not form mold as quickly as untreated lumber but they are not completely mold resistant. If your mold problem persists, you may wish to either consult a mold remediation company or you may even consider replacing the door. In short, your wood door can last many years given the proper care and maintenance. Our quality wood doors and screens are some of the finest in the world and come in custom sizes.