One of the unpleasant discoveries
made when commissioning time arrives is the abundance of mold and mildew that has
grown on cushions, bulkheads, fabrics and in dark, hard to reach places in your
boat. Mold can be a health hazard and it will certainly spread if it isn’t removed.
Once the mold and mildew are properly removed, then you have to take steps to keep
it from coming back. For more information about mold and how to get rid of it--
Moldaway by Yacht Brite is a quick and safe
way to get rid of mold and keep it away.
Mold thrives in a damp environment and that is why it can be such a problem on boats.
Once mold spores start growing they can make their way into fabrics, vinyl and even hard surfaces. Allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints can
all be caused by mold.
We recommend Moldaway to solve your mold problem. It is a powdered oxygenated,
organic cleaner that is safe to use yet gets the job done easily. Not only does
it get rid of mold and stains caused by mold, but it also removes mildew and algae.
Once you have used it to clean up your boat at commissioning time, keep it on your
boat to clean up blood, food, and drinks during your boating season.
It contains no bleach or chlorine products and is safe on most colors and fabrics.
We always recommend that you test any cleaner on a bit of hidden fabric before applying
The solution to keeping mold and mildew from returning is to keep your boat dry.
Mold and mildew like moist, warm environments. If you have a large boat at a marina,
then run your air conditioner when you are not using the boat. The air conditioner
will dehumidify the boat and keep it cool at the same time and will prevent the
return of mold and mildew.
If your boat does not have an air conditioner, then you must provide for ventilation
to keep air circulating and stop any leaks or drips.