Fox Chapel Marine

Preventing Mold & Mildew

Mildew and mold are the biggest problems for boats during winter lay-up, whether they are stored inside or outside. Mildew is a living thing, a boater’s enemy that requires diligent attention to defeat.

The solution is a 3 step process.

  1. Clean It – There are many specialty products developed expressly for this problem. Visit the Pat at the Fox Chapel Marine Boater’s Store for step by step explanation of the process
  2. Dry it – Don’t put your boat away wet. Make sure it is dry and use moisture absorbers to keep it dry over the storage period
  3. Kill the mildew in the air – There are fast release chemicals, slow release chemicals and natural (teatree oil) methods for preventing the spread of mildew.

Start your boating season without a mildew problem by following this 3 step method. Call, visit or email with any questions. We are always here for you!