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Emily in Buffalo, New York

by Jonathan

I am starting to have black mold growing on otherwise clean dishes. The last month or so I have thrown away all of my daughter’s sippy cups, a few plastic kids cups, and some plastic bowls because when i pull them out of my clean dishwasher they have mold on them. I do not let my dishes sit in the dishwasher more than a couple hours so they cool down a little so I don’t know why this is happening. I rinse most of my dishes and my dishwasher is run at least every other day if not more.


Why is this happening, and does anyone have any advice on how to stop this from happening?

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Chrissy Mann August 16, 2011 - 10:33 am

Hi Emily,
From what you have stated, it sounds as if there may be a mold infestation/contamination in your home. It is not normal to have this situation without mold growing somewhere other than a dishwasher due to the fact that you are removing dishes so quickly. I recommend a mold inspection by a certified mold inspector. We provide such a service and are not far from Buffalo at this time. You may call me at 321-926-6201 or 417-334-9998 for more information. Also our website is http://www.moldremedy.biz I hope we can be of service to you, Emily and that your problem will be rectified soon.
Kindest Regards,
Chrissy Mann
The Environmental Solution

Bob Culley April 27, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Emily, mold on clean dishes? Are you leaving the dishes in the dishwasher for an extended time? The moisture level inside the dishwasher would certainly be enough to support mold amplification, but I am wondering what organic material the mold is eating?

Jennifer July 21, 2014 - 1:10 pm

I’m getting the same thing on my kids’ plastic dishes. Our home and appliances are all less than 1yr old. Could it still be an issue w/in the home or just the dishwasher?


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